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I wrote the postcode underneath just in case :P
I've just emailed them... I feel like such a prat for doing so but I have a repeat precription and I need it sorted x_x
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I've just emailed them... I feel like such a prat for doing so but I have a repeat precription and I need it sorted x_x
Do you do that thing where you jab your fingers to monitor your sugar levels? Got to do that the other day
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Do you do that thing where you jab your fingers to monitor your sugar levels? Got to do that the other day
Every day! It lost its novelty very quickly. lol
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Does anyone know about bus passes? Do we just get them when we get there or have to get them online or what? :dontknow:

I'm at Oxley btw.
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Every day! It lost its novelty very quickly. lol
aww :console:
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can anyone give me the link for these fb flatmate finders, I'm in James Baillie Park and cannot find the page
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can anyone give me the link for these fb flatmate finders, I'm in James Baillie Park and cannot find the page
http://www.facebook.com/board.php?uid=175608172505518

what day you moving in?
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what day you moving in?
Collecting keys on the saturday and having a nosey but will properly move in on the sunday as I am catching the train up and need to shop for a duvet and those kind of essentials :P what block are you in? Im in C
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aww :console:
Yeah, the fun now comes from letting non-diabetics use it (with clean lancets ofc) and watching them go "ow!" when the lancet strikes
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Yeah, the fun now comes from letting non-diabetics use it (with clean lancets ofc) and watching them go "ow!" when the lancet strikes
Haha, i used it on a diabetic, and since it was the only clinical relayed thing i did 6months in a care home (other than changing a crap bag), i was a bit excited for it, lol
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Haha, i used it on a diabetic, and since it was the only clinical relayed thing i did 6months in a care home (other than changing a crap bag), i was a bit excited for it, lol
Haha lemme guess you had one of the enormous old meters that weigh a ton? :P

I use this as my main meter now - touchscreen with carb counting and insulin dose calculation - ****ing sexy.

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Haha lemme guess you had one of the enormous old meters that weigh a ton? :P

I use this as my main meter now - touchscreen with carb counting and insulin dose calculation - ****ing sexy.

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I've got a semi right now :sogood:
Sounds pretty advanced . When did you find out you had diabetes?

Haha, wasn't horribly big
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I've got a semi right now :sogood:
Sounds pretty advanced . When did you find out you had diabetes?

Haha, wasn't horribly big
Around this time in 2007 - first week back at school I was too exhausted by Thursday to get out of bed. Doctor's appointment booked for Friday morning, hospitalised by Friday evening. The condition took about a year to come on fully and I lost a lot of weight, had vision problems, endless thirst, lethargy and mood swings. When I got to the hospital on that Friday evening and had my blood sugar taken it was 32.
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Around this time in 2007 - first week back at school I was too exhausted by Thursday to get out of bed. Doctor's appointment booked for Friday morning, hospitalised by Friday evening. The condition took about a year to come on fully and I lost a lot of weight, had vision problems, endless thirst, lethargy and mood swings. When I got to the hospital on that Friday evening and had my blood sugar taken it was 32.
32?!!!!!! :eek: WOOW!

That sounds like all the right symptoms . There was a guy i had to look after who has lost his eyes and was an amputee, all cos of diabetes. It's quite scary but once you know and control it, seems fine
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32?!!!!!! :eek: WOOW!

That sounds like all the right symptoms . There was a guy i had to look after who has lost his eyes and was an amputee, all cos of diabetes. It's quite scary but once you know and control it, seems fine
Yeah afterwards I was told that if it was 35 or more the meter just said "Hi"... was gutted the meter didn't greet me to a life of injections :P

One symptom I also got was cramps in my legs in the mornings... sign of dehydration ^^ I got them every morning. I limped a lot because of it.

I've got my diabetes more under control now but my Hba1c's been creeping up for a while, was 8 at the last test in May so I've been put on Metformin MR, Lantus and Novorapid (while I was on Levemir and Novorapid before). The Metformin's brought down my insulin intake by a hell of a lot (my carb ratio before was 4u:10g and I was on 34u of Levemir and would often take huge adjustment doses for high blood sugar... it's all much better now) and I've now accepted that I'll have to do regular exercise for the rest of my life to stop myself getting insulin-resistant again which is annoying but oh well. It is a hassle and I do get frustrated sometimes especially with carb counting and restaurants but once you re-learn to guestimate it becomes easier.

The medication has come a long way and hopefully I won't have to deal with many hardcore side-effects like he has, poor guy :x

I sometimes wish I'd been good enough for Medicine so I could specialise in Endocrinology, or that I'd tried Nursing so I could be a specialist nurse. It's so interesting to me because of my own experience ^^
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Anyone in Lyddon Hall?
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Yeah afterwards I was told that if it was 35 or more the meter just said "Hi"... was gutted the meter didn't greet me to a life of injections :P

I've got my diabetes more under control now but my Hba1c's been creeping up for a while, was 8 at the last test in May so I've been put on Metformin MR, Lantus and Novorapid (while I was on Levemir and Novorapid before). The Metformin's brought down my insulin intake by a hell of a lot (my carb ratio before was 4u:10g and I was on 34u of Levemir and would often take huge adjustment doses for high blood sugar... it's all much better now) and I've now accepted that I'll have to do regular exercise for the rest of my life to stop myself getting insulin-resistant again which is annoying but oh well. It is a hassle and I do get frustrated sometimes especially with carb counting and restaurants but once you re-learn to guestimate it becomes easier.

The medication has come a long way and hopefully I won't have to deal with many hardcore side-effects like he has, poor guy :x

I sometimes wish I'd been good enough for Medicine so I could specialise in Endocrinology, or that I'd tried Nursing so I could be a specialist nurse. It's so interesting to me because of my own experience ^^
Haha :rofl: highest i ever saw was like 15

It affects how much alcohol you can take as well doesn't it? Metaformin i'm familiar with and i think it's quite a brilliant drug actually
I don't know the other two that well. I'm assuming you're a type 1 then?
Least you have a motivation to stay thin Do any sports or anything? I can understand how much of a hassle it can be having to watch what you eat etc, especially at this age

He kinda didn't give a crap, used to try to get me to give him sugar when he had no sweetners left even though he was already blind and had no legs

Everything's really motivated me to be a surgeon even more , quite interested in ortho though cos arthritis seems to be a major issue amidst old people, even more than alzheimers, though i've not looked at stats, but there's so many things i wish i could cure or relief to take massive burden of people who have to deal with it
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Haha :rofl: highest i ever saw was like 15

It affects how much alcohol you can take as well doesn't it? Metaformin i'm familiar with and i think it's quite a brilliant drug actually
I don't know the other two that well. I'm assuming you're a type 1 then?
Least you have a motivation to stay thin Do any sports or anything? I can understand how much of a hassle it can be having to watch what you eat etc, especially at this age

He kinda didn't give a crap, used to try to get me to give him sugar when he had no sweetners left even though he was already blind and had no legs

Everything's really motivated me to be a surgeon even more , quite interested in ortho though cos arthritis seems to be a major issue amidst old people, even more than alzheimers, though i've not looked at stats, but there's so many things i wish i could cure or relief to take massive burden of people who have to deal with it
Unless you're going into research, bad idea. My mum's been a nurse for 30 years and all the dementia/alzheimer patients do is **** themselves (and proceed to smear it everywhere), cry and attack people. If you're a doctor you might not have to clean up all the ****, but then again... :P

With alcohol, because it's just sugar all I have to do is keep eating carbs (like crisps) and it'll even out. I might have high blood sugar in the morning but it's one night x_x I'm not that big a drinker anyway lol.

Metformin's been fab! I wasn't sure since I got told it was a T2 drug but it's been fantastic in bringing my sugars and insulin needs down! And yes I'm t1 Felt awful when I went to the carb counting seshes and all the other diabetic were skinny as **** (I'm a size 14/16) and on far less insulin than I was >

I do! I don't play sports. I just never got into the habit of it, or had the confidence to join any clubs... I purposefully applied for Lupton so I'd have a nice 30min walk each way to campus, and I'm going to try and make use of the gym membership as well as trying C25K Right now I walk around and do a lot of manual labour at work, and I'm doing Wii Fit stuff too (but obvs I won't have that when I go). I'm normally fine watching what I eat, and I've got into the habit of rejecting offers of gum, sweets, cake etc so it doesn't bother me anymore. I don't eat sweet things generally, so stuff like apples tastes ****ing amazing to me.

I don't blame the poor guy. It's like telling a guy with terminal cancer to quit smoking, he's already ****ed.

Arthritus is a huge problem, and it happens alot in overweight/obese people which is sure to become an even bigger issue in the future. Whatever branch of medicine you choose I'm sure you'll do an amazing job and do amazing things for people... while I ponder whether to do the grad medicine degree with an english undergrad... ><
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Unless you're going into research, bad idea. My mum's been a nurse for 30 years and all the dementia/alzheimer patients do is **** themselves (and proceed to smear it everywhere), cry and attack people. If you're a doctor you might not have to clean up all the ****, but then again... :P

With alcohol, because it's just sugar all I have to do is keep eating carbs (like crisps) and it'll even out. I might have high blood sugar in the morning but it's one night x_x I'm not that big a drinker anyway lol.

Metformin's been fab! I wasn't sure since I got told it was a T2 drug but it's been fantastic in bringing my sugars and insulin needs down! And yes I'm t1 Felt awful when I went to the carb counting seshes and all the other diabetic were skinny as **** (I'm a size 14/16) and on far less insulin than I was >

I do! I don't play sports. I just never got into the habit of it, or had the confidence to join any clubs... I purposefully applied for Lupton so I'd have a nice 30min walk each way to campus, and I'm going to try and make use of the gym membership as well as trying C25K Right now I walk around and do a lot of manual labour at work, and I'm doing Wii Fit stuff too (but obvs I won't have that when I go). I'm normally fine watching what I eat, and I've got into the habit of rejecting offers of gum, sweets, cake etc so it doesn't bother me anymore. I don't eat sweet things generally, so stuff like apples tastes ****ing amazing to me.

I don't blame the poor guy. It's like telling a guy with terminal cancer to quit smoking, he's already ****ed.

Arthritus is a huge problem, and it happens alot in overweight/obese people which is sure to become an even bigger issue in the future. Whatever branch of medicine you choose I'm sure you'll do an amazing job and do amazing things for people... while I ponder whether to do the grad medicine degree with an english undergrad... ><
Haha yer, been there done that! Boy am i glad to be quiting my job, though i wanna continue in an hospital till i'm down with GEM application. Both my parents are nurses so lots of '****' to discuss, not that we ever actually talk about it. I plan on being a surgeon really, but once you're at that end you could focus mainly on research, being a lecturer etc, and hopefully a degree in medical engineering should give me somewhat an edge cos i'll deal with things like tissue engineering and even implants if i decide to go for the masters first

That's fine then saves you some money too. I've always loved apple, my mum limits me to how many i can have otherwise i could eat well over 10 in a couple of hours and no else gets any :lol:// Sweet! Don't plan on taking one up? It makes it so much easier to be fit, i used to do athletics 2 hours a week, eat all kind of crap constantly and still had 6 pacs then , so really can't wait to get back to that. You seem to be in a really great position though

Lol, it could still get worse though like he could up with renal problems and severe heard conditions and possibly die.. Know quite a few people who are not that big also, curing arthritis would cause so many people to lose their jobs though cos nearly half of the residents i've dealt with has it, but then the company owners don't really give a **** and it's simply business for them. It's the carers that get it rough. You've got nothing to lose....other than life as you know it for a couple of years. It's so tough and i want it mad like anything. Wish i hadn't been a lazy prick in school and with getting work experience. Thanks
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Should I be getting worried that I haven't gotten an accommodation email yet . _ .

It seems that most people already got theirs...
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