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Old Mar 7th, 2012, 07:52 AM   3141
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Hand on heart you rarely feel anything with the insulin....as long as you grab a nice fatty bit to inject into...which is most of my tummy The needles themselves are tiny little things.



 
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Old Mar 7th, 2012, 07:54 AM   3142
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Really? No vein finding? I could do it with my eyes closed? Ooh, that makes me feel better



 
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Old Mar 7th, 2012, 07:55 AM   3143
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Oh by the way I can highly recommend this cake. sounds grim but is bloody lovely. Ingredients are a little expensive though...



 
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Old Mar 7th, 2012, 12:19 PM   3144
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Lol no vein finding at all....you just grab a fatty bit and push it in and push the button on the pen and that is pretty much it



 
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Old Mar 7th, 2012, 12:22 PM   3145
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That cake looks gorgeous. And I know our local co-op have just started to sell agave nectar....will have to get some and give it a try



 
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Old Mar 7th, 2012, 13:52 PM   3146
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oooh no don't inject a vein, just flesh lol, i barely feel the needle at all, finger pricking hurts alot more! i was terrified at first imagining it would be like getting a blood test, but the needles i have are 4mm long, and sooooooo thin so nothing is really felt

Left my nurse a message today as no answer, going to eat zero (after eating plenty until 6pm) and see how it goes this evening, going to test every hour and tbh if the chemist want to complain i'm using too many test strips they can shove it we will cost them a heck of alot more to the nhs if something was to go wrong anyway! (diabetic team said not to worry what they say and test as much as i need to) just tested and it was 5.3mmol, had all good numbers today so praying it can stay normal for the rest of the night!



 
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Old Mar 7th, 2012, 14:47 PM   3147
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so much for eating zero! started feeling shaky, so thought i'd test and 2.8... i can't win! (i hadn't injected since this morning and i've eaten loads since then!) so just having 2 ryvitas with cottage cheese, i was sooo tempted to raid the biscuits mmm! hopefully it won't shoot up too high x



 
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Old Mar 7th, 2012, 15:35 PM   3148
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Well done for not raiding the biccies! Those things shout loud in my house!

I got some agave from Amazon, 7.50 for 3 bottles. The recipe uses about half a bottle. And the cake is like a choccy sponge. Mmmmmm delish.

Have been having higher readings in the evenings so have been eating loads all day to stop me wanting to snack after dinner. Testing at 10pm, hope its lower!



 
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Old Mar 7th, 2012, 15:39 PM   3149
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so much for eating zero! started feeling shaky, so thought i'd test and 2.8... i can't win! (i hadn't injected since this morning and i've eaten loads since then!) so just having 2 ryvitas with cottage cheese, i was sooo tempted to raid the biscuits mmm! hopefully it won't shoot up too high x
I have a friend who is a type 1 and she suggested when I have a hypo to try 3 digestives as she's found that's the best way to get the sugars up.

I think you definitely need to talk to your diabetes team as your sugars are totally screwy



 
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Old Mar 7th, 2012, 15:39 PM   3150
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Hi Everyone!

I'm new to the board and thought I'd introduce myself. I've read through some of the past posts and everyone seem so supportive and helpful with questions and tips

I'm 31 weeks 4 days, due on May 6 and we're on Team Yellow! I just had my GD class this past monday. I had just failed the first screen test and then 1 of the blood tests for the 2nd test - so we're just treating it as if I have GD rather than wait to test a 3rd time and see if it's full blown GD. SO now I'm testing 4 times a day, 2 hours after meals and once before breakfast. It's such an eye-opener seeing the numbers and so now, I'm making adjustments to my diet and hoping I can get into the proper ranges with just my diet and exercise. I'm praying it doesn't evolve or that I'll need insulin or have a complicated labour & delivery!

*sigh* it's so frustrating eh?! I have felt so healthy throughout the pregnancy and the baby seems to be growing well. I have a growth scan in a few weeks so here's hoping the baby is still on track.



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