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Introduce yourself / Re: New Member
« Last post by Tobias Jamieson on Today at 02:38:37 AM »
Thanks to you all for your replies, OK I do understand your reasons of funding for the site and how it means you cannot have all the bells & whistles So that's fair enough. Bit of history in 1991 at the age of 39 I had my first Heart Attack and had 3 stents  put in, then a year and a half later I had another  Heart Attack and was giving new treatment , Then another 3-4 years later I had another Heart episode where they fitted me with Pacemaker and all went well I now have a Pacemaker and Defibrillator  my point being instead of having the
Diabetes first and the Heart Attack I had the Heart Attack First and then the Diabetes.  Now as far as the insulin I am on I was diagnosed in 2000  and was told you will be on Humalog Mix25 1 injection in the morning and 1 in the evening, I was on that for a 2-3 years and was doing fine also when having my annul check up they were happy with everything, then I was put onto Lantus as it was the new kid on the block But I found I was having to increase my dose by quite a lot  and my Doctors advice was just keep pumping it in which I was not to happy about, so I started reading about insulin on the web and then asked my Diabetes team why I had never been told of all the different insulins there was and what would suit me better, after some discussion  I was put on to pork insulin I was not doing to well on that as they said I had a high resistance to insulin  so I was put on Humalog KwikPen 200  & Toujeo 300 that was to be 5 injections a day but there was one hell of mix up and they had me taking 7 - 9 injections  a day so after me complaining about this I was put on Humalog Mix50 3 Injections a day but find the big dose's I am having to  inject  140, 160, 170, are driving me mad and have asked to go to back to  the Humalog KwikPen 200  & Toujeo 300 as I feel I would be more in control with that, I could go on but that will do for now, what insulin are you all on any help would be Great Thanks Toby
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General discussion / Re: Back in the land of the living
« Last post by Alan on Today at 12:08:52 AM »
I can't believe you are nearly 72 Patti!

I saw my age on a hospital form recently and I was like, 'hehe they got my age wrong!' I was horrified when I realised they were right! :D

We're all still young and strong in our minds.
My mind is quite sure I am 35 but my body disagrees with it. Unfortunately the body tends to win the debate every time I climb too many stairs.
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General discussion / Re: Horrible week!
« Last post by Alan on Today at 12:05:02 AM »
I told the doctor who inserted Pete's 3-way in A&E that I sincerely hoped that when learning this procedure, all male medical students had to use each other for practice!

I can't imagine that happening, Sedge. 

One of the female consultants at the hospital said to John that he should be pleased that he doesn't live in New Zealand as the diameter of their tubes are much bigger than those used in the UK.

My instant antipodean smart reply to that one has been withdrawn as this is a family forum...
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General discussion / Re: Horrible week!
« Last post by Alan on Today at 12:03:09 AM »
Sorry to see your tale of misery. I hope next week is a better one with good results.

>The dye makes you feel really really weird!

Yep. I felt internally warm all over but radiating from the cannula point, very strange. On my first one the tech did not make sure the spiral tubing was clear of the mechanism so it was ripped out of my arm as the machine moved me. Blood and dye liquid all over the place. A mumbled apology, a sponge down, a clean of the machine and surrounds and re-started. Fun.
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General discussion / Re: Horrible week!
« Last post by Paulines7 on Today at 12:01:00 AM »
I told the doctor who inserted Pete's 3-way in A&E that I sincerely hoped that when learning this procedure, all male medical students had to use each other for practice!

I can't imagine that happening, Sedge. 

One of the female consultants at the hospital said to John that he should be pleased that he doesn't live in New Zealand as the diameter of their tubes are much bigger than those used in the UK.
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General discussion / Re: Horrible week!
« Last post by Pattidevans on Yesterday at 11:44:40 PM »
Pauline

Apparently they are running a study where they are inviting ladies between 70 and 73 to have mammograms.  I was told that if I want another in 3 years I can ask for one and get it.  I said how the hell will I remember that?  She said if I shopped regularly at the supermarket where the van is parked then if I see it ring up and ask.  It is our nearest supermarket which I tend to use as a corner shop, so I probably will!
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Off topic / Re: Menopause!
« Last post by Pattidevans on Yesterday at 11:39:24 PM »
OMG as Sedge said!  I presume the menopausal symptoms are coming on as a result of the op you had?  Or are you just going through it anyway?  What have the hospital said about the remaining tumours?

TBH I just more or less toughed the menopause out.  I was on HRT at one point for PMT but I said to the GP that I could no longer stand the period pains I had every month as I was working 24/7 in our own business and she said "well take the patch off then".  It was bad advice as you are supposed to wean yourself off HRT but I pulled it off then and there and that was it.  All the symptoms, but to be fair I got through it and was grateful to come out the other end.
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Introduce yourself / Re: New Member
« Last post by Alan on Yesterday at 11:16:44 PM »
Hi My name is Tobias Jamieson  I am type 1 diabetic since 2000 I ma on Humalog Mix50 KwikPen,

G'day Tobias and welcome to the forum.

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I am not used to this forum stuff and would find it more helpful for new members if there was a Introduce yourself icon to click on as at the moment where and how do you introduce yourself any help would be good

You introduced yourself with no problems :)

I'll be interested to see your responses to Sedge and Patti.
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Insulin and medication / Re: is 6 mmols rise after meals ok
« Last post by Alan on Yesterday at 11:13:03 PM »
Breakfast yesterday was one weetabix with same grams carb as oats but less impact on my bgs
Today had oats with blueberries then a 3 mile hike to shops and bgs 5.1

Good BGs but I'm wondering how long after brekky you tested.

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Alan I like the sound of your breakfast but would like to eat it at lunch LOL

Give it a try for breakfast :)
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Off topic / Re: Menopause!
« Last post by sedge on Yesterday at 08:54:14 PM »
Oh gawd.  Can the GP not refer you to another gynaecologist to obtain a second opinion - in the hope they can offer you some help?
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