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General discussion / Re: So silly of me!
« Last post by Pattidevans on Today at 07:24:08 PM »
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Err, back on track - I honestly do NOT like the sound of GREEN scabs, V.  Sounds quite iffy to me, frankly.

I think I know what V means having had some quite deep burns on my tummy one time due to falling asleep with a hot water bottle clutched to it (the burns rather than being because the hot bottle was scalding, were likely just from a heat build up).  I think so long as it's not red and raised round the edges they should be OK, but frankly a pharmacist should be able to tell you V if you just popped into Boots or somewhere.

The whole subject of employment practices is scandalous these days.  I am fortunate that when I was an employee I always worked for employers that were honest and above board and moreover simple!  I did do a while with a temp agency, but built into the hourly pay was an amount for holiday and sick pay.
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General discussion / Re: Just saying
« Last post by Pattidevans on Today at 07:14:33 PM »
Seems to be a system that makes your pump stop delivering if it thinks you are going to hypo and then restart when your BG starts to go back up. That is basically what most people think my pump does, and I have to try and explain it doesn't do anything very much automatically.

That was what I thought Liam, it's just that Mike said
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but have the benefit of SmartGuard for those which allow me to stretch them to 12 days (Medtronic sensors are only supposed to last 6 days)

So it sounded like SmartGuard was what allowed him to get more days out of the sensor.
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General discussion / Re: Just saying
« Last post by Pattidevans on Today at 07:12:35 PM »
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Didn't know the Libre meter was also a ketone tester. (like the Contour, is it?)  Never felt the need really but there again ..... you never know.
Yes if you have the appropriate ketone blood test strips.  Come in purple foil at approx £20 per 10 on prescription.
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General discussion / Re: Just saying
« Last post by Liam on Today at 06:53:29 PM »
Seems to be a system that makes your pump stop delivering if it thinks you are going to hypo and then restart when your BG starts to go back up. That is basically what most people think my pump does, and I have to try and explain it doesn't do anything very much automatically.
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General discussion / Re: had to be this morning
« Last post by Liam on Today at 06:50:01 PM »
I want to get it steady from 5-8 before stopping the rise. If it didn't rise in the middle of the night I'd be hypo / close to hypo from 5-8. It drops 2-3 after going up. Basically I have too little sometime between midnight and 5am but too much between 5 and 8. I decided it best to test the too much so when I stopped it going up it didn't lead to early hypos.

I wish I was as sensitive to insulin as everyone else! I'm convinced my insulin resistance makes it hard for me to lose weight. My DNS always forgets how resistant I am and how I can use near a 100 units a day if I over do the carbs.
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General discussion / Re: So silly of me!
« Last post by sedge on Today at 06:19:20 PM »
Err, back on track - I honestly do NOT like the sound of GREEN scabs, V.  Sounds quite iffy to me, frankly.
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General discussion / Re: had to be this morning
« Last post by sedge on Today at 06:13:24 PM »
BTW - I've tried myself to make mine look simpler quite a few times by now - and it rarely pays off TBH.

It's a bit like the mindset of all of these expert non-diabetics not changing people to Levemir since that means an extra jab and Oh poor you.  Often exactly WRONG !
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General discussion / Re: had to be this morning
« Last post by sedge on Today at 06:10:37 PM »
Err - if you want to stop double figures at 5am you need to lower it at 3am.  Depends when it starts rising really though.  However plenty of room for manoeuvre there, so try upping it to 0.9 at 2 am first and leaving the rest - and see where that leaves you at 4 onwards?
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General discussion / Re: Just saying
« Last post by sedge on Today at 06:03:05 PM »
I'm wondering that too, nut I knew you could stretch some of them - cos 'Pumper Sue' does with hers.

Last test (before a slice of cake earlier) as about 2.4 below my meter.  Hey ho!

We do get ONE exchange - so I'll have to see.

Didn't know the Libre meter was also a ketone tester. (like the Contour, is it?)  Never felt the need really but there again ..... you never know.
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