Being at School in the 60s T1

HOBIE

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I was talking to my good mate last night (a retired Headmaster) & I was telling him what it was like for my mother to get me to school. Was on fixed amounts of insulin & had to eat 50g of carbs every meal. Being 4-5 I hated it. 6 pints of milk a day or being very sick. Before school ? :eek:
 

HOBIE

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Just got a storey from my cousin in New Zealand. Oldest T1 diabetic. 90 yr old ? :cool:
 

VICTOR HILL

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6 pints of milk bet he thought of it now, would be like having 6 pints of guiness ? fun but flat out on the floor
have good xmas HOBIE.
STEADY ON THE Carbs o shucks just like being at school again .
vic ha hah
 

HOBIE

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great to hear 1960 i lived in a london LCC HOME and to a school in sherpards bush addison sec modern only peaple i knew that helped me then was my school chums , and was involved in a srap once in school yard came out on top, was going to be reported to the HEAD MASTER but he never did .
insulin in morning then back at the home in the evening sugar cubes as a back up .
do not rember going low but all teachers were aware but were told to ring the home or get a doc fast ,
we just had to join in all games footy pe ect yes was hard but i did have a diabetic mate at school we looked out for each other
we did not have blood meters or blood sugars reading only pee results brillant but tough Hobie YOUR STILL ABOUT .
LIKE ME 62 YEARS ON INSULIN TODAY
VIC HILL SUFFOLK
Am off to Cockney land on the 1st of April (couple of weeks time) with Newcastle uni Dental hosp. Would love to meet you Victor.
 

VICTOR HILL

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hi HOBIE .
PALINGSWICH HOME
WHAT school did you go to .??
and do you remember INKY JOHNSON ,CRIGTON IMERE .PHILIP PARRETT
also mrs watson ,mr warburton and did you go to to the kitchens to help with the wash up metal trays full of cups and saucers plates which were dumped in hot water .cheese from the kitchen .
and if i remember the girls had top floor boys bedrooms second floor .
also the trolley buses down king street vic
 

HOBIE

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I will PM You Victor in a day or so. Even at school you have been active, well done :cool:
 

VICTOR HILL

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sorry Hobie
should have replied about you LONDON trip hope all goes well on april the 1 st not able to meet on that day as i live near bury st edmunds hope you have a good trip what part are you going to
regards vic
 

HOBIE

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Thanks Victor. Please look after yourself. I am representing Newcastle Dental Hosp in there work on Gum Infections. I have not got it but lots of Diabetics have. High bg is bad news for lots of things:)
 
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nonethewiser

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It was a bit frightening at times as others where not surviving. Life has changed for the best :cool:

Amen to that Hobie.

Remember first clinic appointment at the hospital after being discharged, waiting was a poor man in a wheelchair who had one of his legs amputated, don't know if it was due to his diabetes but it made me so sad and fearful for the future.
 

HOBIE

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Amen to that Hobie.

Remember first clinic appointment at the hospital after being discharged, waiting was a poor man in a wheelchair who had one of his legs amputated, don't know if it was due to his diabetes but it made me so sad and fearful for the future.
I can remember being in Hosp & the fella in the next bed had had both legs re-moved through smoking ? Not good & a sensible type ?
 

nonethewiser

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I can remember being in Hosp & the fella in the next bed had had both legs re-moved through smoking ? Not good & a sensible type ?

Very tragic.

Second night in hospital there was a commotion at 2 in the morning, remember waking to medics rushing about and pulling a curtain around the opposite bed, he was a old fella about 90 and sadly died, it was a general ward and his death was unrelated to diabetes but it scared the b'jesus out of me, couldn't get back to sleep thinking about the old boy.
 

VICTOR HILL

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Thanks Victor. Please look after yourself. I am representing Newcastle Dental Hosp in there work on Gum Infections. I have not got it but lots of Diabetics have. High bg is bad news for lots of things:)
well well HOBBIE Dentist GUMS well after many many years of crowns , teeth filled , and i will say have had one or two teeth out it the last 20/30 each year s i now have all false teeth .
and as a tip i was on Myfortic for my kidney transplant had it stopped about 5 years back as it was causing
lots of mouth ulcers very difficult to treat now all good . yes still doing steady doing oddd jobs in garden .
took down 2 x 30 foot pines trees all done with ropes and very steady dropped them on to a smaller willow tree then pulling down and cut them up by hand saw in 6 foot length s all will my sister in law looking on just in case of problems
l some veery low blood sugars to but reducing insulin and glucose tablets hufff and puffs and away i go keep s fit two best wishes vic 63 years on insulin
 

HOBIE

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Well done Vic. Lumberjack complete with Sister in law :D. You are still very active ;) (Double Gold Star) :):)
 

VICTOR HILL

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HI HOBIE trust all is well in the mad Max world of ours go out stay we go out for walks in our village but are very muddy and slippery plus we had floods to
and on the nhs front when i chase up for telephone appointments sorry we missed you on our system this is for eye checks transplant check s
ok with diabetic clinic as i can always phone them send my blood test sheets speaking to them is good mind you i have been doing it now for 63 years
ref VACCINE my transplant dept in Addenbrooks all ok it .
if i did get the virus 50% in insulin can be the normal stay safe stay well vic bury st edmund snowing a bit
 
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