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General discussion / Aviva Test Strips
« Last post by sedge on Today at 04:02:59 PM »

There has been a manufacturing problem and some strips were recalled at the beginning of June.  If you use them, check the Roche website to see if you have any and if so what to do with them.


There is still a problem and this morning my pharmacy received another alert - apparently both of the largest pharmacies in Birmingham are still completely out of some including the ones Patti and I both use.


I have no idea whether one can still get emergency supplies direct from Roche or not.
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No prob - will send it you.
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I went to the Pelican Inn last night and have booked a table for 8 people for Friday 13th July.  I booked for 7pm as they stop serving food at 8pm so I will be keeping my fingers crossed that you are all here by then. 

I have Patti's mobile number but would appreciate it please if the other two couples could pm me with their numbers so we have contact if necessary on the actual day when you are travelling.  Thank you.
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Research / Re: Type 2 Diabetes online survey
« Last post by Pattidevans on Yesterday at 12:53:34 PM »
Katie
This forum is very quiet at the moment.  You could also try www.diabetessupport.co.uk - ask Admin there aka Northerner.
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Research / Re: Type 2 Diabetes online survey
« Last post by Alan on Yesterday at 02:46:31 AM »
The survey is still open and will close in around a month, if anybody else still wishes to complete it :) Thank you very much.

Feel free to post it on a reddit group I started and moderate: https://www.reddit.com/r/type2diabetes/. Please make it clear it is for UK Type 2s only.

We only have a small membership so far so I can't guarantee there will be responses.


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Introduce yourself / Re: Not obese -want to try Newcastle diet
« Last post by nytquill17 on 20 May 2018, 08:14:07 PM »
That's a great goal to have and will keep you moving forward!

Just bear in mind that you may or may not find what you're looking for. If your goal in your heart of hearts is non-diabetic level BGs with no medications, that's potentially achievable, depending on your individual physiology and lifestyle situation. On the other hand, for some people "get off my meds" is code for wishing to not be diabetic anymore, unfortunately there is no such thing at the moment. As Patti says, for those people that get their BGs to non-diabetic levels with no medications, they do that through diet and exercise. So they still have to "think like a diabetic" about what they eat - that part is for life, I'm afraid.

If you need to, remember that it's okay to not be perfect all the time, it's okay to need medication, and it's okay to have diabetes in the first place. It's possible to do "all the right things" and still end up with diabetes or end up needing meds or whatever else. And if that does happen, then that's not a failure on your part to try hard enough or to find the right solution, it's just the way life goes sometimes :) Remember to be kind to yourself, above all, so that you can go the distance for yourself!
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Research / Re: Type 2 Diabetes online survey
« Last post by katie.surrey on 20 May 2018, 10:11:28 AM »
The survey is still open and will close in around a month, if anybody else still wishes to complete it :) Thank you very much.
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Introduce yourself / Re: Not obese -want to try Newcastle diet
« Last post by Pattidevans on 20 May 2018, 09:20:54 AM »
I agree with what both Sedge and Nytquill say, that the results you mention fall into the “normal”range for a non-diabetic.  I just wanted to add that if you become too strict with your diet it’s almost certain to lead to burn out and eventually falling off the wagon.  Be a little kind to yourself as you have to keep up a way of eating for the rest of your life, not “just until” you’ve lost weight/achieved whatever goal you want because even if you do kick your diabetes into remission, it will still be there should you return to a high carb diet.


No one is telling you not to test, just not to obsess about numbers that fall into the normal range.  Do continue testing, but be reassured by those normal numbers.

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Thanks for the clarification Pauline.  I had the pubs muddled up. John is clearly a hero!
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Introduce yourself / Re: Not obese -want to try Newcastle diet
« Last post by J19821 on 20 May 2018, 07:38:26 AM »
Dear Sedge and NyQuil

Thanks for the words of caution- it’s hard for me not to be obsessive about my bs numbers but I’ll take your advice and try! My goal is to get off my diabetes medicines whatever it takes and however long it takes. The modified Newcastle BS diet gave me hope and it does recommend testing and keeping track- and this also keeps me motivated. But I promise to focus more on weight and centimeters lost around abdomen - so far 2 kilos and 6 cms and 13 kilos and 16 cms more to go:-)
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