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  • Poor you, that sounds awful. My response was nothing like that, just a bit tingly under the skin. But it is the first insulin that’s ever provoked any kind of adverse reaction like that in me. I dread to think […]

  • Hello stranger. Nice to see your name again. It sounds like it would be worth a try for you. Good luck.

  • We like small, incremental steps. But “being a 7 an hour after a meal with 6 units of insulin on board” sounds terrifying!

  • When shiny new rocket-fuel insulin Fiasp hit the market, my insulin tart tendencies immediately sprung into action. I had a chat with my consultant (“I’d like that please, I think it might help with pos […]

  • Tim commented on the post, Hello again 1 week, 2 days ago

    Yeah, you can scan through anything – I think it needs to be within c. 4cm. I’ve scanned through 19 layers of winter clothing…

  • Tim commented on the post, Hello again 1 week, 2 days ago

    Ah, the card idea seems like a good one

  • Tim started the topic Statins in the forum Living with type one 1 week, 2 days ago

    Now I’ve reached the positively ancient age of 40, I apparently have a much higher risk of terminal death. As a result, every time I go to the hospital for my usual check up I’m offered statins.

    So far I’ve not bothered with them; but what do you all think? Are statins a sensible, precautionary measure; or pointless, ineffective prevention of a…[Read more]

  • Alison commented on the post, Hello again 1 week, 2 days ago

    Hi Katie. It should be up on Monday. In brief, not life changing stuff but a good, small step forward for me.

  • Alison commented on the post, Hello again 1 week, 3 days ago

    You’re lucky to get the tape off without removing vital body parts, so in most cases I suspect the sensor would come with it. I sometimes put a layer of paper over the sensor so the tape sticks around it, rather […]

  • Angie commented on the post, Hello again 1 week, 3 days ago

    I’m not sure about pulling it off without pulling off the sensor, but I’ve seen some people cut out a bit of card or something, and then put that over the sensor and then the tape over that. I’ve also seen people […]

  • Angie commented on the post, Hello again 1 week, 3 days ago

    He has already appointed himself Chief Pump Investigator!

    I would like to say that I’m sure Shoot Up readers are of a different class but, well… 😛

  • Tim commented on the post, Hello again 1 week, 3 days ago

    So…the tape stuff – would that work to hold down a Libre sensor when mountainbiking do you think? I always worry I’m going to sweat it off or have it ripped off by a violent bike-falling-off incident, etc. […]

  • Alison commented on the post, Hello again 1 week, 3 days ago

    A consistency change? That’s shocking. I had no idea.

    We’ll have to think about something Tim and I could bear to speak to each other about for another video. The first lot were painful enough to make, although […]

  • Dave commented on the post, Hello again 1 week, 3 days ago

    Welcome back! FPs are gone for me now too but more because of me sulking over their consistency change.

    I do hope the joint videos will return. Even if location is a problem a split screen Skype call would do 🙂

  • I can’t be expected to resist saying “well, yeah, duh!”. But I know what you mean, when you can see the impact of your actions so clearly it suddenly becomes worth the effort of taking insulin a bit earlier, I did […]

  • Alison commented on the post, Hello again 1 week, 3 days ago

    That surely happened when I changed my meter. At the very least the earth’s magnetic poles reversed.

  • Alison commented on the post, Hello again 1 week, 3 days ago

    Congratulations on the mini diabetes assistant Angie. I hope you’re both doing well. You’ll wonder how you ever lived without one!

    Sorry about failing in the cure bit, I did consider claiming that I’d just […]

  • Angie commented on the post, Hello again 1 week, 3 days ago

    I’m personally disappointed to know that you have not been cured – I was hoping you were going to say you had been and share your secret with us all (it’s cinnamon, isn’t it?

    I have also created a tiny human! […]

  • Tim commented on the post, Hello again 1 week, 3 days ago

    Ah, welcome back co-writer! Abandoning Fruit Pastilles? The world will stop spinning on its axis!!

  • Gosh, it’s been a while hasn’t it? How’s things? Things have been mostly happy and uneventful at this end in the two years since I last blogged. Although – shock horror – I have split up with two of my diabe […]

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