Insulin dependent diabetics here?

Discussion in 'Manflu Corner' started by milkloss, May 17, 2019.

  1. milkloss

    milkloss Member

    Location:
    East Sussex
    just wondered. Have been diabetic for 24 years I guess and haven’t been the best at managing it. Farming isn’t really conducive for good management or perhaps that’s just an excuse for being slack!

    Be interested to hear of other routines and tricks that you have.

    Or am I the only one in the village? ;)
     
  2. Farmer Fin

    Farmer Fin Member

    My wife is type 1 and her job and young family make a consistent routine hard too. She has tried an insulin pump and didn’t get on that well with it. Best thing is the continuous glucose monitors. It’s made a real difference to her management.
     
  3. milkloss

    milkloss Member

    Location:
    East Sussex
    Got a free one here but haven’t had the balls to curl that probe into my skin!!!!! Any tips would be well received such as where to wear it etc (y)
     
  4. Farmer Fin

    Farmer Fin Member

    She wears it on the upper arm about a hands breath down from her shoulder. If the from of her arm is 12 and the back is 6 between 4 and 5 if that makes sense.

    It won’t hurt any more than your insulin needle putting it in. She hardly notices it, only is she catches it on something or the kids grab her arms. It’s made a massive difference to her as she tests her blood all the time and can’t react accordingly.

    Her’s are on prescription so worth a chat with your consultant.
     
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  5. Farmer Fin

    Farmer Fin Member

    Ps the applicator that puts it in is very good.
     
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  6. marco

    marco Member

    Location:
    tipperary, ireland
    Anyone using the low carb diet/kieto diet to control insulin?
     
  7. milkloss

    milkloss Member

    Location:
    East Sussex
    Thank you. I feel a bit more confident now.
     
  8. Liiz

    Liiz New Member

    Is this one of the ones that go in and you 'scan' them, or the sort that talk to your phone?

    I wear a talks-to-your-phone one on my belly; it was horrible the first time but just like injecting, when you've done it ten times or so it gets much easier.

    Hats off to farmers with diabetes......
     

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