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Insulin and medication / Re: Mystery hypo
« Last post by sedge on Today at 11:48:32 PM »
Yup Alan - it even used to happen with the older animal insulins, same as you could build up an immunity to them so way back then they'd swap you from porcine to bovine or vice-versa.  It happened to me but they'd invented 'Human' ones by then so I went straight onto that from porcine - my consultant explained it to me at that time (mid 90s) but by the early noughties I'd lost hypo symptoms and had accidents at the wheel - could so easily been so much more than just wrecking a couple of cars. 

It is a thing they have NEVER shouted from the rooftops and doesn't happen to very many people - but it can happen and still does!
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General discussion / Re: a small lighthearted partner rant
« Last post by sedge on Today at 11:38:31 PM »
LOL at that Paul.

Next time sweets or anything needed diabetically disappears - ask Dianne to look up the number of the local council rodent exterminator for you.  When she asks why tell her dead seriously that you don't want to worry her, but think you must have an infestation of rodents.  When she says OMG - why? say that since your sweeties have started mysteriously disappearing, you can only conclude that you must have!

Oh - and can she ask the neighbours if they've got the same problem next time she sees them?
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General discussion / Re: my mini successful week
« Last post by sedge on Today at 11:30:38 PM »
Well - I am genuinely as pleased for you as I would be for myself with those results - and I'd be disappointed if you didn't 'get' that I am, cos the subject got a bit changed, LOL.

I am not 'jealous' either.  At the same time YOUR results and Pattis or Avocados or everyone else's are actually largely immaterial to me or my life - unless someone including  ME, is looking for advice!

I spent 3 whole months doing virtually nothing except look after me and my diabetes and did eventually have fairly stable readings etc.  This was the first 3 months after officially retiring from work (bearing in mind that doctor with the HbA1c of 13% worked for NU Healthcare in Birmingham and was the bloke work sent me to when they wanted an independent medical report about my health, there really wasn't any point in staying there, was there?  They wanted shot of me.  End of story so F them)  However I said to Pete after 3 months that no way was I prepared to devote that amount of time just on me for the rest of my life - cos at that juncture I hadn't ruddy well got one!

So, I don't. 
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Insulin pumping / Re: Peculiar happening.
« Last post by himtoo on Today at 11:27:42 PM »
fab story Alan -- book experts are the bane of a lot of our lives -- and they prescribe our meds too often

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General discussion / Re: Lantus
« Last post by himtoo on Today at 11:25:11 PM »
Hiya

Advice given by Alan to T2s testing out foods is 1hr after first bite, then 90 mins and then 120 mins to find their peak.

That's basically it. Often insulin users find their peak is a little later than an hour, although a lot depends on the carb:fat:protein mix of the meal and the bolus regimen. The only way to find out is to test the same food or menu at the same time of day often enough to see a consistent pattern.
agree -- it does eat up a few strips but helps to get to know what the body is doing !!!
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Insulin pumping / Re: Peculiar happening.
« Last post by Alan on Today at 10:12:46 PM »
Along with the Doc that told me stress doesn't affect BG and all the D consultants I'd ever had were all wrong because, You mark my words! he advised me, everyone will soon find out that you should all have an HbA1c of at least 13!

He did something it's amazingly hard for someone to do - he rendered me instantly speechless.
Don't you love 'book' experts?

Way back in the dark ages in my diagnosis year I was having a hypo at the moment when a dietician (one of the 45-60gms carb per meal and three 15 gm snacks mob) was addressing a group of us. He stated with absolute conviction that a type 2 not using insulin or meds would never have a hypo.

I am usually a mild-mannered bloke but one of my hypo side effects was irrational rage. Luckily for him one of the other effects was loss of limb control. Thus I was incapable of rising from my seat and delivering the punch in the snout my unbalanced hypoing brain was demanding I deliver.

Later I realised the reason for that hypo was reaction to the spike from the 60 gm CHO lunch I ate a couple of hours earlier, following his advice. This occurred before I first read Jennifer's advice.
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Off topic / Re: What a turn up for the books!
« Last post by Alan on Today at 10:03:22 PM »
Today's Xrays revealed that my kneecap is now healing 'well'
Excellent!!!
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General discussion / Re: Lantus
« Last post by Alan on Today at 09:57:12 PM »
Hiya

Advice given by Alan to T2s testing out foods is 1hr after first bite, then 90 mins and then 120 mins to find their peak.

That's basically it. Often insulin users find their peak is a little later than an hour, although a lot depends on the carb:fat:protein mix of the meal and the bolus regimen. The only way to find out is to test the same food or menu at the same time of day often enough to see a consistent pattern.
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I missed the drama :)

I also missed advice of new posts in my email inbox.
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Off topic / Re: Update on John
« Last post by Alan on Today at 09:50:59 PM »
I've had to deliver ultimatums to both my husbands - whether you have or not mate I've had enough of this by now - either make a Drs apt or don't whinge to me what pain you're in, ever again!

Worked both times and both times the dear old NHS got em sorted.
It's not really a gender thing. SWMBO is literally doctor-phobic. Panic attacks during consultations. I have had to threaten divorce to get her to a doctor several times when the situation was dire.
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