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Re: [IPk] Re: Frustrated and fed-up...



Hi Di

I think my fear of bathing when no one is here is partly because of the two
bad experiences and partly panic.  Of course I check before I bath but that
still doesn't give me the confidence to know I won't go hypo.  I have the
same fear of the swimming pool.  I have been trying since the New Year to
lose weight, and get more exercise in the hope that this will help ease the
swing in my blood sugars,  so sunday just gone I finally plucked up the
courage to go swimming for the first time in over a year.  I didn't dare go
alone so I took my 'carer'.  Hadn't bolosed for over 2 hours, and BS before
getting in the pool was 16.  Stayed in the pool 40 minutes during which time
I swam 3 lengths, started to feel funny so got out to do another test and it
had dropped to 4.1.  Made me very very nervous, to drop so much so quickly,
had i given it another 10 minutes i would have been mega hypo.

I try really hard to get good control, as I would like nothing better than
to stop the continual swing between hypo and hyper, but however hard I try
it doesn't seem to work.  Maybe I'm just no good at being a diabetic???

sharon L
----- Original Message -----
From: Diana Maynard <email @ redacted>
To: <email @ redacted>
Sent: Thursday, March 15, 2001 7:02 PM
Subject: Re: [IPk] Re: Frustrated and fed-up...


> On Thu, 15 Mar 2001, you wrote:
> > Hi All,
> >
> > I don't think anyone should feel guilty for claiming DLA or for that
matter
> > any other benefit they are entitled to.  Each claim for benefit is
> > individual and whether you qualify or not is unique to your individual
> > needs.  However I understand how easy it is to feel guilty, I certainly
did
> > when I first claimed, but I know that I have not been able to lead a
full
> > and active life because of my diabetes.  It is the times when I need
help,
> > when i am still feeling terrible 2 hours after a bad hypo, when I want
to
> > have a bath safely etc that I accept I am entilted to DLA.  Personally
even
> > working part-time leaves me physically shattered, I would not be able to
> > work full time without becoming physically ill.
>
> Hi Abbey
> I'm afraid I don't understand why having had hypos when you have a bath is
such
> a problem for you. Surely if you test your BG before you have a bath, and
if
> it's low eat something first, and don't have baths soon after injecting
(all of
> which is common sense for anyone with diabetes), it shouldn't be a
problem?
> Even if you have no hypo awareness, it shouldn't be too difficult.
> or am I missing something here?
>
>  Di
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