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Offline Pattidevans

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Re: 46th Diaversary today
« Reply #15 on: 12 August 2018, 09:00:48 PM »
Sounds like the reluctance to accept the Libre now.

Patti


Type 1.  Mis-diagnosed T2 May 2003, finally had CPeptide test 15/7/11 and proper diagnosis 1/9/11.  Now pumping Apidra with Roche Spirit Combo pump. Hba1c 6.1 Sept 2017.  45 (6.3) April 2018.


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Offline Dr DeEath

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Re: 46th Diaversary today
« Reply #16 on: 13 August 2018, 07:33:05 AM »
The reluctance about HbA1c tests was even more puzzling. After the original consultant, and a number of his team, retired people were hoping for a new era. However, the younger replacement thought the right way to do things were annual fructosamine and cholesterol tests. He had a bee in his bonnet that low cholesterol was the key to preventing diabetic complications. Hopefully he is now retired or pen pushing.
T1 for over 50 years.  MDI on Porcine insulin.  Lisinopril and Atorvastatin.

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Re: 46th Diaversary today
« Reply #17 on: 13 August 2018, 01:30:23 PM »
Paul
Seem to have missed your post.  So sorry you had a pump failure and "rage bolussed" is a great expression - I think we've all done it!
Dr D
We had an old fossil here when I first was diagnosed.  Luckily he retired and I was able to get tests because the new Endo was far more progressive.  When I saw the DSN who runs the D clinic in the local hospital after my re-diagnosis she was very scathing saying "Dr F would never have given you those tests, he doesn't believe in them".  She probably had her nose put out of joint since it was her who had originally said I was T2 (over the phone to the GP's nurse) without ever seeing me.  Fortunately she left shortly after!
Patti


Type 1.  Mis-diagnosed T2 May 2003, finally had CPeptide test 15/7/11 and proper diagnosis 1/9/11.  Now pumping Apidra with Roche Spirit Combo pump. Hba1c 6.1 Sept 2017.  45 (6.3) April 2018.


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Re: 46th Diaversary today
« Reply #18 on: 13 August 2018, 01:50:44 PM »
My first meter looked a lot like the one Dr D posted and that was in the 90s. By then they wanted me testing 4 plus times a day. The strips you swiped and the but with blood changed colour. You could sort of guess the BG from a chart if your meter failed.

Like many of you a new Endo changed my clinic. The old one was fairly pro-pumps but believed it was better to have one clinic in my area do all the pumps. After he retired they decided they needed to do pump support in all the hospitals as only one of the three doing them couldn't cope.
DX Type I 1994.    Novorapid Animas Vibe pump
HbA1c 3/10 10.2%, 7/10 8.1%, 12/10 7.5%.
2/11 7.8%, 8/11 8.6% 9/11 8.3%.
3/12 62 (7.8%). 10/12 67 (8.3%)
4/13 63 (7.9%) 6/13 59 (7.5%)
1/14 71 (8.6%) 7/14 59 (7.5%) 11/14 (6.7%)
3/15 56 (7.3%) 12/15 49 (6.6%)
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Re: 46th Diaversary today
« Reply #19 on: 13 August 2018, 11:54:48 PM »

Hi All

On this date 46 years ago ...my mother rushed me to hospital ..where i was diagnosed type 1 and put straight on insulin

I am so pleased to be here and still going strong for back in those days i was told that even with looking after myself really well my life expectancy was reduced by 25% ( and life expectancy for men back in 1972 was estimated at 74 )

so a big shout out to all the fantastic developments in the world of D treatment -- ( blood pressure tablets , blood testing , laser eye treatments , eye injections , insulin pumps , cgm , etc )
I'm a little late  - happy diaversary!!!! And may you have many more.

You must have seen many changes over those years of managing T1. When did you first get a home meter?

Cheers, Alan, T2, Australia.
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Re: 46th Diaversary today
« Reply #20 on: Yesterday at 02:39:48 PM »
I got the meter illustrated in either 1982 or 1983. It sticks in my mind as I had only had it for a short while when I was made redundant in 1983. When I brought it the cost was £200 which considering I earned £500/month (before deductions) was a lot of money. The first ones were ~£1000! Because of limited strip availability on clinic prescription I could only do limited testing (the additional strips were seriously expensive to buy). Initially testing tended to be before breakfast and evening meal. When I added the occasional test during the day I tended to read the strips by eye (they were colourmetric like urine strips) as the meter was not that convenient because of its size. Yes things have moved on.
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Re: 46th Diaversary today
« Reply #21 on: Yesterday at 06:13:05 PM »
hi alan -- many thanks for your hope for my longevity -- LOL -- i hope so too !!

i have a bit of a scandalous story to tell on my own introduction to BG testing
my parents live in the USA and they offered to buy me a meter and strips back in 1989 ............me feeling guilty and not wishing them to spend their money because i was doing ok with urine testing and 2 injections a day said NO WAY.........fast forward to about 1993/94 when i was offered a BG meter on the NHS here and told they were being offered to all ..........have been testing ever since....this sort of story has very strong emotional feelings for me that have shaped who i am today..........as a teen i wanted to disapear into the woodwork but D didn't want to let me........adult life pretty much the same -----it has been an evolvement of my accepting D that has turned me into the advocate for showing off who we are these days.........
T1 Dia Aug 1972 -pumping omnipod since 29/09/15  Losartan 100mg , simvastatin 40mg,Furosemide 40mg, Omeprazole 80mg , Doxazosin 8mg
Hba1c - 06/2013 6.1 02/2014 43(6.1) 07/14 42(6.0) 08/14 40( 5.8 ) 12/14 39 (5.7) 08/15 41 ( 5.9) 10/15 44 ( 6.2 ) 03/16 49 (6.6)
cholesterol --nov 2011 4.3 june 2012 4.4 June 2013 4.1 Feb 2014 4.1 dec 14 4.5 oct 15 4.4
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laser treatment on both eyes 2002 and 2012, injections left eye 3 , wearing Noctura mask since oct 2014