Re: [IPk] Failed BG meter and bad set change
>I think between us, John and I have a fair collection of "what not to dos" :-)
Are we just casual enough about our diabetes to admit to doing all
the silly things that I suspect a lot of people do, but keep quiet
about?!?!?!? And Tony has made a qualified confession as well ;-)
You never miss a point to do you Di? You PhD was well earned. The
batteries on my old meter decided to go flat at the same time, so I
couldn't use them. I felt like I was trying to sort out those hellish
problems on the computer networks I used to maintain... a problem
never has 1 cause, but 3 independent causes that have all happened
simultaneously!!! My father first drew this to my attention: he was
chief engineer at Bristol City Docks, and the big swing bridge over
Cumberland Basin would regularly breakdown half open/half closed,
cutting off rushhour cars from the southwest into Bristol and boats
as well. Never one cause: always several unrelated incidents.
Can you still get visual test strips? I seem to remember talk here of
the BM ones being withdrawn...
And I was intrigued to read (in the IDDT magazine) that Human
Ultratard has been totally withdrawn by Novo. And little complaint
buy the sound of it. That was the insulin that gave me 5 years of
random BG hell before my new consultant at Bristol said goodness we
don't use that any more, and put me onto Human Insulatard - which
still gave me random BGs, but it was marginally less hellish.
Forgive me - it was not the Alps. You have to go south across the
Rhine before you reach the Alps, but we can see them from here. Our
high hills here are the Black Forest. A place called Staufen has some
nice slopes - almost as good as the ones in the botanical gardens
across the road from our house 8-/
And my problems are not yet resolved... I called in at the chemist
last night to get those piffling over-the-counter batteries, but I
was too early: the delivery hadn't arrived. I headed home to relieve
our babysitter, and the chemist rang me 30 minutes later when the
delivery had arrived, but our phone was unplugged! It all happens
here, I tell you...
I was actually on the way back from my MRI scan - results can be seen
at http://www.webshowcase.net/tumour/scans/20050128/ Off to the brain
clinic on Monday morning for another bout of poisoning.
mailto:email @ redacted
for HELP or to subscribe/unsubscribe/change list versions,