Group 7-day waking average?

eggyg

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Only just got my refund after booking a trip to Switzerland and Austria that we booked for our 25th anniversary June 2020 was beginning to panic. Going nowhere this year and lets be honest there are plenty of great places in the UK to visit so I hope this helps us recover.
We booked this last year for my 60th birthday but had to postpone of course, twice! Hoping third time lucky. We’ve also booked two nights in the Lake District in June ( for Mr Eggy’s postponed 60th) and two weeks in South Devon, Aug/Sept so hopefully get to go somewhere this year! No foreign travel for us even if we’re “ allowed”. Maybe next year.
 

eggyg

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I hope you get to go! It's a magical old place even if you do live close by eh? Fingers crossed.
We’ve booked for the Isle of Arran this year. We love Scotland, both coasts, missed it last year. Top of my Scottish bucket list is Shetland though. Would love to go mid summer when it’s light nearly all day.
 

rebrascora

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Lovely to see some old (and I don't mean it in the "aged" sense) regulars back. Looking at you @Stitch147 and @KARNAK. We just need @Grannylorraine here to join us again and @Hazel (the House Special specialist!!) and @merrymunky has gone AWOL again. We don't care about your readings (although we would happily wish you an House Special every day...) but we do miss you!
 

HenryBennett

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I had one parked outside the house the other day I asked if he had something for me as I was going out. He said he did but I couldn't have it for 2 minutes as it was early and outside of the delivery slot!
Confirms what I said: total bullsh1t!
 

Maca44

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Confirms what I said: total bullsh1t!
Blame the management not the drivers for this madness it's all down to us wanting 2hour slots which is handy but frustrating for the driver.
 

SueEK

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Good morning 6.1, Teds back.

Take care stay safe folks.
Good to see you back Ted, hope you’ve been staying out of trouble xx
 

HenryBennett

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Blame the management not the drivers for this madness it's all down to us wanting 2hour slots which is handy but frustrating for the driver.
Absolutely! Someone sitting behind a desk in France has decided what we want. He’s also decided that in the UK all drivers are called Dave, in France it’s Pierre, Germany it’s Hans etc.
 
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Diabetic Frog

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Unfortunately you misunderstand me.... My comment of " Not of interest to me personally...." means that I actually have no interest in cars whatsoever. Mine just need to get me from A to B and they don't even need to look pretty.... just function! They are both old bangers.... a 21 yr old Freelander and an 18yr old Toyota Corolla. One does farm work and tows a horse or muck trailer when necessary, the other takes me shopping and out socially..... needless to say it hasn't had much work this last year :rolleyes:
I meant me and Stitch! Not into horses but I love tractors... and steam engines. :)
 

rebrascora

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Good to see you back Ted, hope you’ve been staying out of trouble xx
That's an oxymoron! It is his middle name!
 

rebrascora

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Oh sorry @Diabetic Frog I assumed you were talking to me because you quoted my post. I think it may be @Stitch147 's husband who is into cars although maybe she is too and I am sure many other members here are. I believe Ted @KARNAK used to own a garage.
 

Diabetic Frog

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Oh sorry @Diabetic Frog I assumed you were talking to me because you quoted my post. I think it may be @Stitch147 's husband who is into cars although maybe she is too and I am sure many other members here are. I believe Ted @KARNAK used to own a garage.
I think we have 'known each other ' ' for 10 years but have never met. We have/had American Chevy's & Hotrods and we were both on the Rods & Sods forum. . Then there was Disney too! I have Dm'd her.
 

rebrascora

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SB2015

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5.3 this morning and level all night. So annoyed with Humphrey for waking me up at 4:00 am to ask for a BG test. That is the third night running. A phone call to Medtronic this morning and no obvious reason, so a replacement sensor and some monitoring. Apart from waking me up, Humphrey is now behaving most of the time.

On Monday we did a long walk on Exmoor. I tried to time my insulin for the lunch but ended up on the top for lunch as glucose levels started to drop (it was a steep incline). We ended up sitting and having our lunch sheltered from the wind by gorse bushes, and then a short snow storm arrived!!! An unusual bank holiday lunch. We were a little cold and I shall think about that strategy for next time!! It was our second lock down anniversary so we had treated ourselves to a fabulous takeaway meal from our favourite restaurant.

Now the wind has dropped we are enjoying a few days in the garden, but scurrying inside at intervals for hot drinks.

I hope you had a good long weekend and. Are enjoying the slightly warmer weather if you are far enough south to do so.
 

Lanny

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Arrrggghhhhh! :eek: WHAT a time of it I’ve had this morning! Firefighting like mad as my BS sky rocketed & is SO slow in coming back down!:(There’s just no other emoji to express my feelings, a rare double:( from me! It’s the morning basal: tried to do all 80 units LR in one jab when I usually do it in 2 as the max dose you can dial up is 60; kept the needle in & dialled up the other 20 but, had to twist/bend it in my thigh to SEE 20 on the dial! Got it & when I pulled it out the needle was bent & a stream of insulin came out as well: won’t be doing THAT again & go for 2 jabs as usual; didn’t know how much of the last 20 units I actually got so, for safety, left it to see what’s what later! Well at 2 hours after breakfast it was a WHOPPING 22.5!:eek::eek::eek: Stuck in a scary 20 units of NR & kept testing! BS was going down but, SO slowly. So, at 12:53 BS 16.5 I cooked lunch, delayed it to see what’s what, & munching away now after I put in my usual bolus plus a guess of 12 units LR, no idea if that’s right, as it’ll be 6pm before evening basal & I could be firfighting for HOURS yet? NOW I’ll have to keep a close eye on BS in case 12 units of basal is too much but, then again it could be too little? Who knows?:rolleyes:o_O

Oh! I’d better explain why my basal is SO high since I last actually posted my LR doses? I’ve kept getting recurring no. 3’s & digestion problems even with the switch to normal release metaformin & after the last bout about 6 to 8 weeks ago I just didn’t restart, supposed to stop & then restart with diarrhoea after it’s passed because of the risk of severe dehydration, it was a while before BS started to rise without it & once it did it also, took me a while to find the right dose of increased basal to compensate: basal doses have now been 80 & 80 at 6 am&pm! My liver had worsened a bit with the last tests, at my health centre maybe 2/3 months ago, & I’ll find out what state it’s at now with yesterday’s blood test but, I can’t seem to tolerate metaformin now? :rolleyes:

It’s hopping madly on my toes kind of day today! Sigh! Ok, I just can’t help another :( , I’m afraid!:oops:
 

adrian1der

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Just made some tarts with my son - my first attempt at pastry. 6 raspberry jam and 6 lemon curd. I'm informed they are very good :)
 

SueEK

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Oh dear @Lanny sounds like a really rubbish day. Hope you can rest and relax this evening x
 

Lanny

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Thanks @SueEK :)

Just gone through a bit of a dicey patch there with half an oatcake & 1 JB but, just past the 4 hours of active bolus now. Evening basal is coming up & there’ll be a bit of overlap anyway so, I’ll wait & delay it an hour to give me an idea of basal now that there’s no more active bolus to muddy the waters? BS was still ok at 15:05 BS 8.7 but, a bit concerned as it almost halved from the 16.5 of earlier. So, itchy fingers & me worried I tested about 50 minutes later 15:56 BS 5.8 with 1 hour of NR left & had a precautionary JB, as that was a FAST rate of drop in 50 minutes, & then had half an oatcake 5 minutes later! With just 4 minutes past 4 hours, on my Timesulin cap, I tested again 17:00 BS 7.6. Now, I’ll see what happens in an hour to see how steady BS is before maybe testing again before I stick in a bit delayed evening LR at 7pm? :rolleyes:
 

rebrascora

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@Lanny, it sounds like you have managed it really well in the circumstances. I have dialed up another unit or two with the needle still in situ and I just count the clicks but not sure I would trust that if I was dialing up 20 extra units(especially basal) so can understand you swiveling the pen to check. Not nice bending the needle though and losing insulin as a result and then having to fire fight. We all make mistakes and try to short cut occasionally and mostly it isn't worth the risk. Live and learn as they say, but think you have done a sterling job in recovering from it. Hope things are settled by bed time.
 
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