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Posted by Ami-Diabetic on February 4, 2013 at 7:20 PM Comments comments (2)

Good news folks! has been paid up  for the 2 year package and domain name through very kind donations by our members.

I would like to thank all concerned in the donation fight for their constant support over the past 2 years.


05 October 2012 My latest A1c update Pt2

Posted by Ami-Diabetic on October 5, 2012 at 9:20 PM Comments comments (0)


I went to the DAFNE clinic as arranged. I went armed with my diary which showed the escalated readings due to the addition of Metformin to my Novorapid insulin and the normalisation after I quit it.

The nurse (Susan) told me that I was correct in stopping the med after she saw that my readings went down from around 24 mmol/L or 432mg/dL down to 6.8 or 122.4 which seemed to be the new high constant, although now I was going lower and even hypo! I was really happy to have my...

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28 August 2012 My latest A1c update Pt2

Posted by Ami-Diabetic on October 5, 2012 at 8:55 PM Comments comments (0)


I meant to update sooner but it seems that my Type 1 insulin (Novo rapid) and type 2 med (Metformin) that I was given to try to even out my A1c do not work well together for me.

My blood glucose levels went 'stupid' because of the Metformin. I was getting levels of up to 24mmol/L or 432mg/dL and I was feeling pretty awful, as you can imagine. It got to the stage where I was starting to eat meals without any carbs, mainly eggs meat and a few veggies and yet the BG levels har...

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23 August 2012 My latest A1c update

Posted by Ami-Diabetic on August 24, 2012 at 11:35 PM Comments comments (1)

So... you may know that I have had a few procedures on my back recently and that my blood glucose control has been all over the place due to these procedures.

Well, I went to see my diabetes consultant yesterday and he said that my HbA1c has gone up from 8 to 11! yes ELEVEN!!! My overall control shows no ketones, so shows that I am having my insulin on a regular basis.

I am on 75 units of Glargine (Basal) once per day and around 25 units of Novo rapid (Bolus) per meal, so to raise...

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11 July 12 Today, I witnessed a severe hypo

Posted by Ami-Diabetic on July 11, 2012 at 9:40 PM Comments comments (2)

Today, while at the hall where I volunteer for the blind society, a young blind woman in a wheelchair who has MS, was reported to have “high sugar levels”. I went over to see and they were trying to feed her glucose tablets. I intervened and asked why they were giving her glucose tablets when her sugars were high. I was told that she was feeling off when she came in and had taken her injection 2 hours before! Why, I do not know.

I tried talking to her but she was unresponsi...

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Aug 04 Myelogram Part 2

Posted by Ami-Diabetic on August 12, 2011 at 2:30 PM Comments comments (0)

I got home about 7:45pm and had some takeaway food delivered. I started to get a bad headache and soon, the pain was unbelievable, the pain was so severe that I just had to lie down on the bed with 3 pillows to raise my head from the bed as I was advised. I was now taking the painkillers (Co-Dydromol) every 4 hours, counting the minutes till the next one.

I tried to check my mail on my puter but could just not sit there as I felt as if my head was too heavy for my neck. I lasted 2 minut...

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Aug 04 Myelogram Part 1

Posted by Ami-Diabetic on August 12, 2011 at 2:10 PM Comments comments (0)

I have not managed to update the site for a few days until now. The reason being is that I had to have a Myelogram to discover what was wrong with my back.

I was a bit hesitant about having what is basically a Lumber Puncture and then having ink injected into me back. I told the nurse that I was a little anxious about it and she said that I would be fine. A woman came out after hers and was smiling, which was pointed out to me by said nurse. I was feeling a little calmer buy the time I...

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Whats with all the helicopers?

Posted by Ami-Diabetic on July 7, 2011 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (0)

After a few sleepless nights, I found myself slowly drifting off to sleep, when I was awoken with an almighty din.  I could hear rota blades slicing through the sky, but it was too loud for a police helicopter.  I decided to open the window to see what all the noise was and 4 chinooks (I think)  were flying over very low in the black night sky.

Where the heck are these coming from and why fly over in 4's at 1 am?  I did not manage to get back to sleep until the early...

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Posted by Ami-Diabetic on March 25, 2011 at 9:27 PM Comments comments (0)

Ok...let me get you up to speed here...

I have been off work with a very bad back for weeks now. I went to my Doc last Friday and told him that my back just was not getting any better. He said that he would arrange an MRI scan with the necessary people and told me that it would be at a private hospital.

Come Monday, I got the call that an appointment was open for Thursday. I told them that I do not drive (ok... I know!) So they arranged for a driver to pick me up.

Thursday c...

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Surprise visit

Posted by Ami-Diabetic on March 13, 2011 at 9:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Hi all.

I got a text from a good buddy of mine, in fact he was my childhood best friend, who I last saw about 7 years ago and before that was 20 years ago. We have kept in contact since he was in the area 7 years ago and we swapped phone numbers. We have traded texts several times a week with jokes and light hearted banter.

Today, I got a text and he was asking if I was at home, which I was. He was up visiting his ex mother in-law with his ex wife and he came round to see me. We ...

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