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Re: [IPk] Re: ip-uk-digest V3 #1385 - Complications



No , the pump allows greater flxibility with mealtimes.One thing though,I
always have a bowl of porridge for breakfast, the main meal of the day.This
gives me the slow release of energy through working day and tends to steady
out the sugars.A good tip for anyone who likes cakes or biscuits,as I used
to,is to have malt loaf instead,satisfys the cakey cravings but is much lower
in fat and therefore healthier.Regards,Mike.



----- Original Message ----
From: Diana Maynard <email @ redacted>
To: email @ redacted
Sent: Monday, 16 June, 2008 4:15:58 PM
Subject: Re: [IPk] Re: ip-uk-digest V3 #1385 - Complications

Ah that makes more sense. Although most people test regularly before
eating, I'm surprised you don't do that. Or do you not eat regularly? :-)
Di

MICHAEL PRATT wrote:
> Hi,no I test 3 times at set points every day,during times of increased
> activity maybe up to 6 times in total.I feel in tune with my diabetes to
high
> and low bloodsugars.I would suggest anybody who is not quite as sure about
> their diabetes to perhaps test a bit more.My hba1c levels are usually
around
> 6.8-7.2.I purposely run my diabetes at this level taking into account my
job
> as an electrician,which can be quite physical at times.Hope this
> helps,regards,Michael.
>
>
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Diana Maynard <email @ redacted>
> To: email @ redacted
> Sent: Monday, 16 June, 2008 3:54:53 PM
> Subject: Re: [IPk] Re: ip-uk-digest V3 #1385 - Complications
>
> Hi Michael
> Do you only test 3 times a day? That seems quite dangerous if you're on
> a pump, as you could be high for hours and not know.
> Di
>
>
> MICHAEL PRATT wrote:
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>> hi laura,I sometimes get these symptoms that you mentioned and I agree it
>>B  B 
> does
>B 
>> make you thinmk.I have not mentioned to consultant as yet. I have no
>> complications that I know of and have had diabetes type 1 for 24
years,been
>>B  B 
> on
>B 
>> an insulin pump for about 5 years now.I am 33 and my diabetes does not
stop
>>B  B 
> me
>B 
>> doing anything.My tip for everyone is watch fatty/sugary foods
particularly
>>B  B 
> in
>B 
>> evening and where you can,exercise regularly.I test as a rule when I get
>> up,maybe once through the day and before bedtime,hope this
>> helps,regards,Michael.
>>B  B 
> .
.
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