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App with Diabetic Nurse this afternoon

HOBIEONE
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A new nurse after years with the same. Same hosp but may be a different style ? Here's hopping

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RoadRunner44

I'm waiting to hear how you get on. I am border line diabetic and saw the diabetic nurse fort the first time last week. I was a little disappointed as she didn't want me to use a blood sugar monitor which I thought would be useful. She didn't give me anything to read such as food suggestions and just told me to watch the carbs and eat healthily. She ended the appointment saying well check you out each year! I feel I'm left to my own devices without any support. I have joined Diabetes UK which is an excellent organisation and reading information by them is the best guidelines. Let us know how things go.

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HOBIEONE
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Info is the key to it ALL. She is right about cutting CARBS. "Carbs do the damage". I can understand not giving test meters out to people who do not understand. Each test costs £1. Good luck RR44.

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HOBIEONE
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She did a slight adjustment to my insulin rates. Not bad after more than 53years of T1. So I is happy.

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RoadRunner44

I'm so glad, you sound so happy!

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RoadRunner44

Hi thanks for replying. Regarding the monitor for blood glucose. Many people on our forum have them and learn how to read the information. A friend of mine said it was such a useful tool and she is able to see what foods make her spike. To be fully in control of my life I want to know as much as possible about my condition and how I can help the medical profession to help me.

Was the nurse you saw today as good as you hoped? You sound upbeat and full of energy which suggests you had a good experience. Did she give you any tips you could share with us here?

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HOBIEONE
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Do some research & buy a meter & strips. It is not a fortune. Its good to know & the best way.

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StillConcerned

This is typical for the clients I encounter too.

A carbohydrate portion contains 15g of carbohydrate, and the low-carb approach from the ICS-NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme suggests 0 to 4 portions of carbohydrate per day, along with 5 or more portions of berries and/or non-starchy veg to normalise the amount of insulin you demand/produce.

The RI for protein is just 50g per day; most of our energy should come natural fat, favouring monounsaturates.

God bless you!

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RoadRunner44

Thank you so much for that!

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HOBIEONE
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Are you concerned how far you are going to walk tomorrow ? Are you going to be Still ? There's me trying to be Positive about my TWO mates not just one but TWO. It is possible !

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StillConcerned

Was that question aimed at me HOBIEONE? Walking doesn't really affect the demand for carbohydrate; any activity that enables the muscles to receive sufficient oxygen can be fuelled by fat.

Carbohydrate is only used to fuel the central nervous system and other intense activities such as sprinting or lifting heavy weights, that have to be brief out of necessity.

I'm really pleased by the success of your two mates. Well done! It's about 45 years since my Mam was diagnosed with type 2, that was much rarer then. I hope you can appreciate how gratifying it is for me to see other people's suffering being avoided.

God bless you all.

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HOBIEONE
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Do you think I know what I am doing after more than 53years of T1. If I where you I would do something about it. Go to the gym or for a walk every night ! Or do you sit still ? T1 is a lot harder than T2. Give it a go pls

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StillConcerned

I think you are replying to the wrong one; I don't have diabetes.

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cherv
cherv
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Not sure who you are speaking Still Concernerned is doing alot of guideness. Sure pleased youre experience with the new nurse was good. You do have a handle on your BS's and how to handle and have mastered the disease by study in addition.

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katakraa

My hospital won't give meters to pre diabeticas, but you can buy them from the pharmacies quite cheaply.

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HOBIEONE
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If I was in your situation I would buy one & learn what does you harm. Good luck !

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