Tim tests his blood glucose

By | 18 August, 2011

In this video, I shamlessly plug my wife’s website and check my blood glucose, with embarrasing but suprisingly entertaining results!

Category: Video Blog

About Tim

Diagnosed with Type One when he was 28, Tim founded Shoot Up in 2009. For the diabetes geeks, he wears a Medtronic 640G insulin pump filled with Humalog and uses Abbott's Libre flash glucose monitor.

18 thoughts on “Tim tests his blood glucose

  1. Tim Post author

    A set (which I’d changed that morning) didn’t go in properly so I was chasing high BGs all day, until it finally clicked and I did a set change – problem solved!

  2. Dave

    Superb 🙂 Does your wife have a website selling bags and cases? Really? I hadn’t heard. Tell me more.

    Is this the perfect time to reignite the MDI v Pump debate?

  3. Lola

    This is by far the most entertaining blood glucose testing I’ve ever seen!

  4. lizz

    Oh, that made me laugh. Mine always does that on hospital visit day. It’s just so embarrassing.

  5. Tim Post author

    Few things are more embarrassing about getting a crappy result at a) the hospital b) with a bunch of other diabetics. Shoot Up nights out usually feature people trying to test their BG under the table for just this reason!

  6. Katie

    greetings I have to admit I had nothing to do with this video!!!!! I am a little embarrassed by the blatant plugging there for stripykat.com ;0)

  7. Annette A

    I do think that, with a little more sleight of hand, you could have got several version of stripykat.com produce in, thus giving a more rounded view of the goodies on offer. C+, must try harder 😉

  8. Alison

    I think we missed a trick by not having http://www.stripykat.com scrolling along the bottom of the video while we talked.

    I love the look on our faces when the result comes up – I was genuinely gobsmacked, I was expecting it to be about 8!

  9. Tim Post author

    Hi @t1steve – welcome to Shoot Up! Tragically the piano’s strings have been slackened off as it needs restoring, so no show tunes just yet 🙁

  10. Ben

    as shameless as the plugs are for Katies great site, http://www.stripykat.com, as someone that puts up with conversation about diabeties, which is as stimulating as someone who has just got a new Iphone..I feel the need to shamelessly plug my book Bob the Bamboo Monkey. Its available to buy now on Amazon.co.uk! cheers!

  11. Tim Post author

    @Ben.Brown – if you weren’t my older, fatter brother I would ban you for spamming 😉

  12. Alison

    I think you need to get the flipcharts out next time you have a family meet up @Tim, your older brother needs further education in diabetes to stop him from spelling it diabeties 😉

  13. Dave

    So how do I get a good deal on a case for my wife’s birthday present of a new generic ebook reader? 😉


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