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Old 09-12-2015, 13:14   #1
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Hi, everyone, I thought I would join up and say hello. I live in the UK, type 1 for 26 years. Nice to meet you

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Nice to meet you, too, Pebbles

Since we are a community of diabetics, it would be nice to know more about how you are managing your diabetes. (i.e.: diet, latest A1C, meter glucose levels after eating, type of insulin, pump or not). We are a nosey bunch, but in a good way as we like to give support and encouragement to each other to get and keep our blood sugar levels in good control. With 26 years of experience, I'm sure you will have a lot to add offer.

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Hi diagnosed in 1989, type 1 on NovoRapid and Levemir, I carb count but lately, levels have been all over the place, but have an appointment with my DSN at the end of the month. What ever diabetes throws at me, I will always fight back.
I have other auto immune conditions as well.
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Hello Pebbles, welcome! Do you use carb counting to determine your bolus dosages before meals and snacks? If you do that properly your levels should be much better controlled, with fewer highs and lows. The book "Using Insulin" by John Walsh gives good info about carb counting, and much more.

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Hello Pebbles, welcome! Do you use carb counting to determine your bolus dosages before meals and snacks? If you do that properly your levels should be much better controlled, with fewer highs and lows. The book "Using Insulin" by John Walsh gives good info about carb counting, and much more.
Thank you, I know how to carb count and have my ratio's (I never snack in between meals) I have been doing it for a few years now, some things not quite right, so I will hopefully get to the bottom of the little problem soon.

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Hi Pebblesgal, welcome to the forum. Something to look for when counting carbs, is something that is in your diet that may have had a recipe change and the carb content changed, and you are using an old number with a lesser and now incorrect carb count. Could even be that a restaurant that you frequent has a new chef.

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Thank you, I know how to carb count and have my ratio's (I never snack in between meals) I have been doing it for a few years now, some things not quite right, so I will hopefully get to the bottom of the little problem soon.
Hello and welcome, Pebbles. Just thought you might take comfort in the fact that Richard has been doing it for 'a few years now' too; he was diagnosed in 1945 and has been in control for 70 years. He's had ups and downs, of course, but no complications that slowed him down very much.




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Have you read any of Richard Bernstein's books, and are you familiar with the rule of small numbers?

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Have you read any of Richard Bernstein's books, and are you familiar with the rule of small numbers?
Yes, I know of Richard Bernstein.

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