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General discussion / Re: Got the Libre!
« Last post by Lisa65 on 15 August 2018, 08:23:52 PM »
My review blood test is booked for August 31st ... Hoping for a much better result than last year's 54
General discussion / Re: Got the Libre!
« Last post by himtoo on 15 August 2018, 07:09:04 PM »
that is great news on it helping lowering Bg's..........
General discussion / Re: Got the Libre!
« Last post by Pattidevans on 15 August 2018, 07:07:02 PM »
 :) :) :) :) :) :) Excellent!  Please keep us updated.
General discussion / Re: Got the Libre!
« Last post by Lisa65 on 15 August 2018, 05:19:43 PM »
Well I got the full 14 days out of it and over that period lowered my average BG from 7.5 to 7 by managing my dietary choices so its definitely done some good.
I put the new one on 24 hours before activation and although it was less keen to stick (I think I didn’t wait long enough after the alcohol wipe) a rock tape dressing has sorted it and readings are consistent with the old one.
I'm going to use these two weeks to really see if I can crack this foot hits the floor issue.
General discussion / Re: Just need to vent........
« Last post by Pattidevans on 15 August 2018, 03:53:35 PM »
Excellent that the Urologist seems to have got to the bottom of this.  What to say to your GP... just say "The Urologist said..."and repeat what he said.  That's not your opinion, it's his and she can take it up with him if she wishes can't she?
General discussion / Re: Just need to vent........
« Last post by GrammaBear on 15 August 2018, 03:15:15 AM »
Update on original post:
Yesterday, 13th August, I saw the Urologist.  He told me that the urine sample I provided shows absolutely no infection at present.  It is his opinion that when I was given a particular antibiotic for an infected cyst, it set into motion a chain of events that led from one UTI to another to another until I had a total of 5 of the bloomin' things.

It was also his opinion that the antibiotic chosen for the infected cyst would most certainly not have been his first 'choice' as that particular antibiotic has a strong side effect of causing diarrhea or UTI in some people.

He recommended several things and one is a supplement called d-mannose powder which dissolves in a glass of water daily for 6 months.  Another was a lose dose of antibiotic daily for 6 months also.  I thought about it and asked him if I could try just the d-mannose first to see if I might be successful.  He agreed to my request.

I see my GP next month and I hardly know what to say to her.  She is the one who prescribed the antibiotic for the infected cyst which seemingly started the chronic UTI thing into motion. 
General discussion / Re: 46th Diaversary today
« Last post by himtoo on 14 August 2018, 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 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 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 a teen i wanted to disapear into the woodwork but D didn't want to let 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.........
General discussion / Re: 46th Diaversary today
« Last post by Dr DeEath on 14 August 2018, 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.
General discussion / Re: 46th Diaversary today
« Last post by Alan on 13 August 2018, 11:54:48 PM »

Hi All

On this date 46 years ago 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?

General discussion / Re: 46th Diaversary today
« Last post by Liam 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.
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