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General discussion / Re: Retinopathy Test
« Last post by BBarb on Yesterday at 10:18:05 AM »
Collette, I am not a regular poster on here as I'm not the one with diabetes in our family - I'm here for my husband who's way of dealing with illness is to ignore it.  I've had a lot of help from members and hints on cooking and diet which have been valuable, really valuable.
I've obviously missed your posts, but wonder if you have actually been diagnosed with bowel cancer because you seem to be having the same problems as I had, 15 years ago.
I suffered from very painful stomach cramps and (sorry) explosive diahorrea after nearly every meal or snack, and went through a huge battery of tests - some very embarassing and intrusive and uncomfortable (even painful).  Eventually a biopsy proved I have coeliac disease and I was put on a strict No Gluten diet.
This means no pastry, bread, cakes or biscuits for EVER.  It is actually basically LCHF although I can eat fruit and root vegs ad lib, aand its not as awful as it sounds.  Substitute breads and cakes and pasta can be bought, for a price, but to my mind they're not tasty and personally I prefer to do without.
Have you been tested for Coeliac Disease?
If you have and its come back negative - why not try the diet (100% no gluten - read the labels) for a couple of weeks and see if it helps?  You can stil be gluten sensitive with a negative diagnosis, Dr Google will help   :eek:
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Insulin pumping / Re: Any use?
« Last post by Liam on Yesterday at 09:34:37 AM »
Well this is technically already possible. They just need more trails and research. I could be wrong but I expect CGMs prescribing to slowly becoming more normal, much like pumps have become more common.
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General discussion / Re: DSF meet in 14 July 18
« Last post by Pattidevans on Yesterday at 12:44:28 AM »
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Once again they looked ok and the consistency was good - just not enough flavour.
Bloody good for Sunday Brunch Sedge.
Liam I think I may have a couple of photos of the dinner on the Saturday.  Will try to upload em!


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Insulin pumping / Re: Any use?
« Last post by sedge on 20 July 2018, 10:52:42 PM »
Sedge wonders, there's a 'Thinks' bubble around the following - So Liam, is this nearer than the mythical cure, d'you think?

And of course - you are younger than me!
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Off topic / Re: Back on board
« Last post by Liam on 20 July 2018, 10:20:40 PM »
I'd be worn out trying to do that Alan and I'm a good bit younger in years (maybe not in mind)
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General discussion / Re: DSF meet in 14 July 18
« Last post by Liam on 20 July 2018, 10:17:39 PM »
Glad those that made it seem to have enjoyed it. Hope we get some pics when people have time to upload and post them.
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Insulin pumping / Re: Any use?
« Last post by Liam on 20 July 2018, 10:15:57 PM »
I think this is the future for all type Is. Maybe not any time soon but will be one day. The official channels are working on it. Nice to hear that these "home built" ones are open to help this become more mainstream.
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Research / Re: Diabetes online survey - Type 1 and Type 2
« Last post by Pattidevans on 20 July 2018, 04:16:17 PM »
Since filling it in I've had my retinopathy check and been told there are "mild" diabetic changes in one eye, but nothing to worry about.  Does that invalidate my responses?
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Insulin pumping / Re: Any use?
« Last post by Pattidevans on 20 July 2018, 04:14:08 PM »
Pity about some of the nasty comments!
In actual fact I was sort of aware of this sort of development as there are a number of facebook groups dedicated to building these closed loop systems.  I belong to a Combo/Insight pump group and occasionally someone comes on asking if anyone has an unwanted Combo because they want to experiment with building one of these things.  As Sedge said though, regretfully the NHS is unlikely to fund CGMs for the likes of us, even if I had a clue how to build one of these machines.  However it's pointing the way to how the future of T1 will be - some years down the line. 
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lot more T1s in the USA are able to have CGMs courtesy of their health insurance (or just their own wealth) than the NHS is willing to fund
And at the other end of the spectrum in the USA there are those for whom even getting the most basic insulin is a problem!  At least in the UK we do get our insulin on the NHS and I'm very grateful for my pump that they fund.


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General discussion / Re: DSF meet in 14 July 18
« Last post by sedge on 20 July 2018, 03:33:54 PM »
I have concluded that if you want the muffins to taste really savoury and cheesy, stilton whether white or blue, isn't a good choice.  Have to say the only thing that lifted these into being 'just about OK' was the just a bit of finely grated parmesan on the top of them - last time I recall thinking 'Blow it, I'll stick a lot more of this parmesan in it cos otherwise I'll be binning it' whereas this time I spotted just a little bit of it - a few 'broken off' pieces - on the deli counter so I only bought a tiddly bit for 'topping' purposes.  I also omitted the sundried tomatoes and that zipped em up quite a lot too, as did the red onion - white onion just isn't tangy enough in these.

Once again they looked ok and the consistency was good - just not enough flavour.
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