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ColinUK

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A couple of random thoughts and observations having been on this forum for 12 months now.

Great forum. But when I spotted this thread with over 3,000 pages it was extremely intimidating. I couldn’t contemplate wading through all those pages in order to understand what was going on. It took me some months to pluck up the courage to go to the last page.

I then went through the phase that most newcomers go through and, again, had to pluck up the courage to ask what “HS” means. I was bewildered by all the backslapping and even now when I see HS I think it’s a High Score on a gaming forum.

That‘s it...
I’ve been here for a little over the year myself.
Think I did the introduction post first and then waded in here probably reading the first page and then the most recent few and started to post.
Personally there was nothing overwhelming about the length of this thread. Conversely it helped normalise that thinking that this was something I’d have to get in the habit of doing daily.
 

ColinUK

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And good morning folks. 5.8 this morning.

Feeling washed out after yesterday’s shenanigans but markedly better.
 

Flower

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Morning all, it’s a 7.1 today

Off on the bus soon to private podiatry in town as no NHS high risk foot clinic as yet. On the way I’ll be looking out for pieces of meteorite that apparently fell on Cheltenham - I don’t actually know what that would look like! Is it a tiny bit of rock or something the size of a double decker bus?

Hope you’re all ok have a good day.
 

ColinUK

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@Flower I think if it was the size of a double decker then we’d all know about it!
 

khskel

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Morning all and 6 .1 for me.

No repeating yesterday I hope . Levels dropped like a stone after getting up and libre sensor threw a wobbler reading double the fingerprick numbers. Interesting game this.

Have a good day everyone.
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freesia

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Good morning everyone. 6.4 for me with a new sensor. Seems fairly accurate atm. In work for an hour meeting then back to home working for the day and staff meeting later. Very exciting :rolleyes:

@Gwynn please post and let us know how your wife gets on. Hopefully the GP will take notice of the Consultant. It must be difficult but please know that on this forum we support each other when we're struggling with things, diabetes related or not, and celebrate things as well so don't think we're not interested. Good luck, i hope you get it sorted x
 

rebrascora

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8.3 for me this morning and levels were slightly above range most of the night which is very disappointing. Having hypoed the night before on 5 units and increased my daytime Levemir by 2 units to 20 to try to reduce the need for corrections I thought 4 units last night was probably still brave/risky, especially as I had been working in the garden yesterday. Clearly I didn't work hard enough!

@ColinUK Pleased you are on steady ground again with your levels and hope whatever it was has passed.

@Gwynn So sorry to hear you have such stressful concerns with your wife's mental health and medication. Really not sure I can offer anything useful other than sympathies. It sounds like a very difficult situation. Please feel free to vent/share whenever you need to.

@eggyg It must be very worrying for you, but you know that, despite the drawbacks, they are in the best place at the moment. Hopefully baby will get the hang of things soon and be able to come home.

@Michael12421 Another good reading this morning. Can we go for a hat trick tomorrow. I hope levels generally are as good as those fasting readings suggest. Also hope you are enjoying the same glorious weather we have here in the UK at the moment. It really feels like Spring here just now!
 

merrymunky

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Good morning all

8.8 here today. Will my morning levels ever sort themselves out again?
 

Bloden

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Hi there. :D A circling the drain 3.9 for me (mental image provided by @KookyCat).

@Gwynn I think some medication is too potent for GPs to have a say in. My husband had a similar problem in Spain - our GP had no idea! I hope the call goes well and the GP doesn’t meddle.
 

Kaylz

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Morning

Enjoyed a change of tea last night, with my grandad not being here we changed from fish to some ham, radishes and a rather large helping of cheese coleslaw, was delicious! Was 7.1 when I tested for bed so had 5 digestives

This morning I've gotten a 6.0 so correct call to make, only 1 nightmare last night but wish they would stop!
xx
 

Maca44

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Morning all, it’s a 7.1 today

Off on the bus soon to private podiatry in town as no NHS high risk foot clinic as yet. On the way I’ll be looking out for pieces of meteorite that apparently fell on Cheltenham - I don’t actually know what that would look like! Is it a tiny bit of rock or something the size of a double decker bus?

Hope you’re all ok have a good day.
Don't get on the meteorite thinking it's a bus as you will miss your appointment ;)
 

adrian1der

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A 5.6 for me at 06:48 on a musty West Berks morning. Hopefully the mist will burn off and we'll have another sunny day. I managed to shift that 0.8lbs so over 5 stone weight loss. Time to update my signature :)
 

Maca44

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A 5.6 for me at 06:48 on a musty West Berks morning. Hopefully the mist will burn off and we'll have another sunny day. I managed to shift that 0.8lbs so over 5 stone weight loss. Time to update my signature :)
A pat on the virtual back is in order, it's great to see your stats they keep me going.
 

Newbie777

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Morning,

Woke up at 5.00am read was 4.4.
Read taken at usual time of 7.00am it was 5.1.
 

EllsBells

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6.3 for me this morning after 1/2 bottle red wine last night (1st alcohol since New Year) and a LOT of cheeses. Was told on the diabetes course that the BG would rise the following day - just trying to figure out when that will be. Honestly thought I'd have a shocker this morning.
 

Robin

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6.3 for me this morning after 1/2 bottle red wine last night (1st alcohol since New Year) and a LOT of cheeses. Was told on the diabetes course that the BG would rise the following day - just trying to figure out when that will be. Honestly thought I'd have a shocker this morning.
The red wine probably kept it down for you, the liver stops its output of glucose while it’s busy breaking down the alcohol. One hour for each unit of alcohol was what my DSN told me.
 

EllsBells

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The red wine probably kept it down for you, the liver stops its output of glucose while it’s busy breaking down the alcohol. One hour for each unit of alcohol was what my DSN told me.
That's what I was told and then they said the liver would catch up the next day and readings would go up. I stopped drinking around 9pm and I was at 7.5 from then until 11:30. I have an enzyme in my liver that doesn't like alcohol very much (I do!) but I don't know what that actually does or doesn't do.
 
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