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  • I’m a diabetic spotter | Shoot Up or Put Up
    the microwaves and I just kinda hovered smiled like a weirdo and then fled The funniest thing is turning it into a family sport my husband will quite often tell me about diabetics he s spotted during the day So no you re not alone I think it s that nice little thing of spotting another diabetic just out there doing their thing getting on with life the same as we do And of course the knowledge that we re all part of the same club Log in to Reply Report user Joy 2 August 2012 I m always surprised how few other diabetics I see in the wild where I live it must still be a covert activity Although I was at a party at the weekend with 2 other T1 s and a T2 we met around the pudding table I think that may have been to prevent people asking are you sure you shuld be eating that I m pleased to read that other people test and medicate in public though I have wondered if this was against diabetic etiqette I once managed to cause much offense to a table of oler ladies by breastfeeding and injecting at the same time Log in to Reply Alison Post author 2 August 2012 I love the idea of you offending most of society through two simple acts If I had a child I d be tempted to go back on injections just for the day to experience the pleasure of causing so much offence all in one go brilliant We are a relatively rare breed so I suppose we shouldn t be too surprised we don t see many of us around http www shootuporputup co uk 2010 06 i seem to be a rare breed Log in to Reply Faith 2 August 2012 Me three I d be quite happy if fellow diabetics ran up to me for a high five or winked I also give a knowing smile whenever I spot stray testing strips Perhaps this could be a photo competition where is the oddest place you ve spotted diabetes related litter Log in to Reply Report user The Diabetic 2 August 2012 Yay I m one too I even kind of included it in my Diabetes week post shameless plug http the3dotsdiabetic wordpress com 2012 06 12 the implicit diabetic I like to know the mundane detail of people s lives with D do you have a system for determining which finger you prick or where you inject what s your favourite hypo treat what s your nemesis etc In reality all I ever do is stare smile and wink but maybe next time I ll go high five someone Log in to Reply Aoife 2 August 2012 I was in a rather marvellous chocolate based eating emporium one afternoon with the girls weighing up whether the double chocolate fudge cake with fudge sauce and vanilla ice cream was worth the bolus I had just tested

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  • The terrible smell | Shoot Up or Put Up
    insulin From the way the husband recoiled as he crossed the front doorstep I guess the smell is still pretty powerful We open all the windows and go to the pub Thankfully the smell seems to have gone now but I ve learned my lesson From now on all insulin will be stored in a safe box in the garden shed and only used when wearing full safety gear Share on social blah Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window Related Category Living with diabetes Mildly amusing Tags insulin sheets smell About Alison Diagnosed with Type One in 1983 at the age of four Alison s been at this for a while now She uses Humalog in a combined insulin pump and continuous glucose monitoring system and any blood glucose meter as long as it takes five seconds or less View all posts by Alison Post navigation Poll results Who do you think is the most useless member of your healthcare team Insulin pump roadshow this Saturday 14 July Nottingham 11 thoughts on The terrible smell Tim 10 July 2012 Aside from eejit plunger related mistakes this is another advantage of pumps I was always unpopular in the pub when doing air shots with my old pen After a few pints I would be somewhat more enthusiastic about the quantity and volume of said air shots usually resulting in someone s glass being covered in stinky insulin What fun Log in to Reply Peter Childs 10 July 2012 Why don t the pump s take the same cartages the pens take then you could just take the old cartage out and put the new one in no messy movement of insulin known amount of insulin in infusion set simple But then I m just a humble pen user currently Still I ve got an appointment over possibly getting a pump in September Is there anything I should do to prepare Log in to Reply Report user Alison Post author 10 July 2012 Some pumps do I think but the Medtronic doesn t I prefer being able to fill it up myself then if I m somewhere hot I can just put in enough insulin to last 3 days rather than worry about a full cartridge getting too hot over the week it d be in the pump Great news that you might be getting a pump Of course the most important thing you should do to prepare is read our pumping FAQs section http www shootuporputup co uk resources about diabetes pumps faqs Log in to Reply Lesley 10 July 2012 Mine does I m on a Roche Spirit Combo and use Insuman Infusat because I m also a DiaPort user Glass cartridge easy replacement and fewer bubbles Love this post and all the responses by the way Actually made me laugh out loud Log in to Reply lizz 10

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  • insulin | Shoot Up or Put Up
    was so Read More Category Living with diabetes Tags human insulin insulin pork insulin Identifying the perfect piece of flesh The thing about injections and infusion sets is there are so many options and such a vast selection of flesh to put them in it s hard to know where to start I started young with the whole injection business and with that came a picture of a man woman android complete with grids on each injectable area Read More Category Kit equipment Living with diabetes Tags infusion set injections insulin kit pump pump basics Novo Nordisk pulls insulin from Greece According to the BBC everyone s favourite pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk is withdrawing its insulin products including Levemir NovoRapid from Greece after the Greek government ordered a 25 price cut in all medicines due to their current financial difficulties You can read Aunty Beeb s full article here http news bbc co uk 1 hi world europe 10189367 stm Being evil I always like Read More Category politics The future Tags big pharma insulin Diabetes inventions I recently did an interview for a diabetes magazine yes another magazine we re getting really big now in diabetes celebrity circles such as they are And I was asked what single development would make life easier for me as a member of the pancreatically challenged hoard I did think about a new pancreas grown from Read More Category The future Tags insulin kit meter I think I might be an insulin tart I ve been reviewing my insulin history over the last 26 years and it appears that while I m able to sustain a reasonably long relationship with an insulin brand I have been a bit of an insulin tart over the years swapping to the latest thing when it s

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  • sheets | Shoot Up or Put Up
    was no visible problem no massacre like blood stains or mysterious slime Oh no this time it was the smell Thankfully not the smell of my toes rotting off or my kidneys Read More Category Living with diabetes Mildly amusing Tags insulin sheets smell Oh sheet Monday was a beautiful sunny bank holiday in north west England We spent most of it gardening It was a perfect day for washing so I stripped the bed and the washing line was soon full of nice clean bedding drying in the breeze On Monday night we climbed into nice clean crisp bedding It Read More Category Living with diabetes Tags blood glucose sheets testing Welcome to Shoot Up Hello good evening and welcome to Shoot Up or Put Up one of the top 150 diabetes blogs in the UK Written by two professional diabetics Tim Alison your soarway Shoot Up charts the slings and arrows of the pancreatically challenged hordes Recent blog posts A cure is ten years away Want to brighten up your life with diabetes Five guaranteed cures for diabetes Comatose and rotting toes The case of the unknown diabetic Latest forum posts Mio versus QuickSet Shoot Up book group

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  • smell | Shoot Up or Put Up
    kidneys Read More Category Living with diabetes Mildly amusing Tags insulin sheets smell Welcome to Shoot Up Hello good evening and welcome to Shoot Up or Put Up one of the top 150 diabetes blogs in the UK Written by two professional diabetics Tim Alison your soarway Shoot Up charts the slings and arrows of the pancreatically challenged hordes Recent blog posts A cure is ten years away Want to

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  • Correspondence with my pancreas | Shoot Up or Put Up
    on holiday and aside from a few minor inconveniences with that plastic pancreas imposter of yours barely thought about the important role you play as a pretend pancreas This is a dangerous game lady you ll have the Pancreas Promotion Society on your back if you continue to make it look like you can do their job and live a happy life at the same time And on a personal note I don t know how you expect to maintain the stream of tedious twaddle you spout on the blog if you re just going to take it all in your stride Sort it out I need to be top of the list Your Pancreas Dear My Pancreas Your arrogant self centred attitude is only what I d expect from someone that walked off the job without giving any notice or induction training As you might have noticed doing your job for you takes up a significant part of my brain power I work hard at it but you ll never be number one You ll always be in second place right behind having a life Deal with it Alison Dear Working Pancreases If you think you can do a better job than me please do drop me an email Applications for the role of working pancreas or diabetes manager are always welcome Lots of love Alison Share on social blah Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click to share on Google Opens in new window Related Category Living with diabetes Mildly amusing Tags attitude pancreas About Alison Diagnosed with Type One in 1983 at the age of four Alison s been at this for a while now She uses Humalog in a combined insulin pump and continuous

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  • pancreas | Shoot Up or Put Up
    accessory for the pancreatically challenged http iheartguts com shop index php main page product info cPath 8 products id 259 zenid LExmJmmEA3tiOe0OG3it 2 Tragically the postage from the USA to the UK costs more than the actual product so yet again its one rule for the USA and one for the cash strapped British NHS Woof Category Mildly amusing Tags pancreas The Pancreas Promotion Society There must be a reason why I got diabetes My money is on something technical involving a lucky combination of genes viruses a grumpy immune system and a certain lack of luck But there is another alternative Perhaps I was selected because of my amazing ability to transform into a pancreas I have a theory Read More Category Living with diabetes Mildly amusing Tags attitude pancreas Dear pancreas I think you re frightfully rude old chap We Brits are known for our manners We like to be polite Please thank you sorry to trouble you etc For that reason I suspect my pancreas is not British For the first 4 years of my life it was perfectly polite I didn t hear a peep from it not an ounce of trouble Then Read More Category Living with diabetes Tags attitude pancreas The personality of a pancreas Loyal ShootUp fans already know that my insulin pump has a mind of its own that it vents publicly on occasion The next big question in life is whether my pancreas is equally opinionated I ve always imagined my pancreas to be a pretty quiet reserved type of organ But have I misjudged it My pancreas could Read More Category Mildly amusing Tags pancreas Welcome to Shoot Up Hello good evening and welcome to Shoot Up or Put Up one of the top 150 diabetes blogs in the UK

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  • The contrary diabetic | Shoot Up or Put Up
    in 1983 at the age of four Alison s been at this for a while now She uses Humalog in a combined insulin pump and continuous glucose monitoring system and any blood glucose meter as long as it takes five seconds or less View all posts by Alison Post navigation The drudgery of exercise Soaraway ShootUp turns three 12 thoughts on The contrary diabetic Tim 30 March 2012 Ha ha ha I think I do all of these too especially the 06 30am lows they can wait until 07 30am to be treated And no it doesn t work for me either I also do the little finger thing last weekend I was covered in sawdust and paint but did I wash my hands when I tested No just a bit of spit on the finger and a wipe on filthy jeans and away we go Log in to Reply Alison Post author 30 March 2012 I can never decide whether its better to lick or not in my head if I m high surely licking will just add sugary saliva to the already revolting mixture of mud paint dust muck off jeans on my fingers and make the already probably pointless blood test even more so But instinctively it does feel right to lick your finger to make it cleaner Obviously research is needed in this area to better support diabetic types who are too lazy to seek out a tap Log in to Reply lizz 30 March 2012 I use down the side of any finger I think must be cleaner because I can t recall having used it to open a door press lights to cross the road stroke the dog etc Probably very unscientific too I brace myself with the same thought each time I ve never had an infection in a finger prick Log in to Reply Report user Steve Miles 30 March 2012 Nice start to a Friday always enjoy your jottings Had a suprised temporary mechanic sorting my car before a run a a race circuit last weekend He was armed with tyre gauges spanners tape and quick emergency repair kit but was confused when requested to run back and get sugar from the race trailer for the driver The packets of splendour he brought were not much use either Adrenaline soon raises your levels when on track Log in to Reply Alison Post author 30 March 2012 Why thank you smiles I love the logic of bringing artificial sweetener to treat a hypo Log in to Reply Megs 30 March 2012 Alison I m with you on those apart from the colour preference for fruit pastilles mine just have to pass the fluff free test I regularly override the bolus wizard as if it is interferring in my superb control why do I waste battery getting it to calculate I seem to have a reflex action to lift my top and show my cgm pump to any interested captive audience I may

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