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[IPk] Re: ip-uk-digest V2 #506



Hi all
son, Jamie (now 13) has glucowatch 2, got it in summer holidays due to 
morning readings in 20's and obviously no help from hospital as we don't 
have a DSN, so had to find out ourselves what is going on and change basal 
rates.
It was brilliant the first night - gave a reading every 10 minutes, and 
results surprised us, the levels change so frequently. The alarm went off 
for hypos a couple of times, which was useful, as they would not have been 
picked up otherwise. Subsequent uses missed some reading due to sweating, 
and the daytime use was not brilliant cos he moves his arms about so much, 
it missed a few readings, but it was still good in that it gave us a rough 
idea of what was happening. The readings are about 15 minutes behind the 
actual readings, and you have to calibrate and compare readings with 
fingerstick readings. We yhought, even if the levels were slightly out, for 
our purpose it gave answers we couldn't otherwise get, as you can't buy a 
continuous monitor for Medtronic, and out 'clinic' with no DSN does not 
offer use of continuous monitor. However, its expensive, and if there was a 
cheaper, easier to use device it would be wonderful.
Any news on when ear BG monitor will be out?
Debbie


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>Subject: ip-uk-digest V2 #506
>Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2003 08:15:37 -0700
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>ip-uk-digest       Wednesday, September 24 2003       Volume 02 : Number 
>506
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>This issue of the digest contains:
>Re: [IPk] Re: It's Just Your Diabetes" Update
>Re: [IPk] Re: It's Just Your Diabetes" Update
>[IPk] strange rash
>Re: [IPk] strange rash
>Re: [IPk] HbA1c backtrack
>[IPk] novorapid
>
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>
>Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2003 14:27:03 +0100
>From: "louise.coe" <email @ redacted>
>Subject: Re: [IPk] Re: It's Just Your Diabetes" Update
>
>Dear All,
>
>Has anybody got a Gluowatch ? If so how r u getting on with it?
>
>Lou
>- ----- Original Message -----
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>Sent: Monday, September 22, 2003 9:54 PM
>Subject: [IPk] Re: It's Just Your Diabetes" Update
>
>
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> > Hi Pat
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> >  No she didn't phone them. I don't know what it's like where you are. 
>Down
>here
> > they write to the specialist and if lucky you may get an appointment
>within a
> > few months and that is for urgent cases. A classic example is patients
>waiting
> > for 24hr tape tests for cardiac reasons wait on average 6 months. I
>assumed that
> > this was common for the whole country?
> >
> >  I am supposed to see a neurologist and have been on the waiting list 
>for
>around
> > 18montsh - 2years now. I got a letter asking if I still wanted to remain
>on the
> > list or would I like to come off it!
> >
> > What is the country coming to I wonder.
> >
> > Julian
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>Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2003 19:43:48 +0100
>From: Pat Reynolds <email @ redacted>
>Subject: Re: [IPk] Re: It's Just Your Diabetes" Update
>
>In message <email @ redacted>,
>email @ redacted writes
> >Hi Pat
> >
> > No she didn't phone them. I don't know what it's like where you are.
>
>At Guys, and at my eye clinic (Frimley Park) there seem to be a mix of
>slots - regular 'maintenance' visits which are sometimes cancelled, and
>sometimes hard to book into, and emergency slots which are called for by
>the GP or A&E, or the specialist can use if they spot something on a
>regular appointment that they'd like to check up on again after a short
>period.
>
>But perhaps this _isn't_ how it works!  Perhaps one of the GPs here
>could explain what is normal practice to get a specialist to give advice
>on acute as opposed to chronic diabetes issues.
>
>Best wishes,
>
>Pat
>(dm 30+, 508 2+, nearly six feet of 'things to action' in heaps on her
>desk)
>
>
>- --
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>Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2003 21:05:44 +0100 (BST)
>From: =?iso-8859-1?q?Nanette=20Chana=20Freedman?= <email @ redacted>
>Subject: [IPk] strange rash
>
>I have had a strange rash for the last week - on both legs, from the
>ankles, going up about 6 inches on each leg, worse at the back of the
>legs but spreads round to the front, looks red, then fades to pink,
>feels slightly hot to the touch, a bit stingy and itchy. Initially I
>assumed it was an allergy (though I could not imagine what) and would
>pass, but it has now been around for a week, not as bright red, but the
>stinging and itchiness is worse than at first. So I went to my GP
>today, he wondered if it was some diabetes-related dermatological
>condition, prescribed some cream to reduce the itchiness, and referred
>me to a dermatologist.
>Has anyone ever had anything like it?
>Thanks
>Nanette
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>Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2003 21:29:45 +0100
>From: "louise.coe" <email @ redacted>
>Subject: Re: [IPk] strange rash
>
>Hi Nanette,
>
>I get a red itchy patch in the head, back of neck and palms of my hands, my
>gp has given me cream too. It does help but the rash has been coming and
>going for years now.
>
>Lou
>- ----- Original Message -----
>From: "Nanette Chana Freedman" <email @ redacted>
>To: <email @ redacted>
>Sent: Tuesday, September 23, 2003 9:05 PM
>Subject: [IPk] strange rash
>
>
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> > I have had a strange rash for the last week - on both legs, from the
> > ankles, going up about 6 inches on each leg, worse at the back of the
> > legs but spreads round to the front, looks red, then fades to pink,
> > feels slightly hot to the touch, a bit stingy and itchy. Initially I
> > assumed it was an allergy (though I could not imagine what) and would
> > pass, but it has now been around for a week, not as bright red, but the
> > stinging and itchiness is worse than at first. So I went to my GP
> > today, he wondered if it was some diabetes-related dermatological
> > condition, prescribed some cream to reduce the itchiness, and referred
> > me to a dermatologist.
> > Has anyone ever had anything like it?
> > Thanks
> > Nanette
> >
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>Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2003 12:24:38 +0100
>From: "Ingrid Morrow" <email @ redacted>
>Subject: Re: [IPk] HbA1c backtrack
>
>I have also heard too that the more recent bgs (last couple of weeks vs 3
>months ago) have a greater impact than older ones....
>
>All very confusing,
>
>
>Ingrid
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>Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2003 16:14:17 +0100
>From: "Sarah" <email @ redacted>
>Subject: [IPk] novorapid
>
>Hi Melissa (or anyone else that has experience of humalog and novorapid
>comparisons!),
>Just wondered whether the longer tail off with novorapid you mentioned (I
>think!) means you have to reduce you basals longer before exercise than you
>would with humalog?
>sarah
>DM 7+, 508 9months
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