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Kris updated their profile
Apr 21, 2013
Kris commented on Nicolette's blog post 'Another day...Another Blood sugar'
"It's a mix of 30% NovoRapid and 70% intermediate acting insulin that they often put newly diagnosed type 1s on around here. It's a way to start bringing BG down and getting people used to the injections, but it's not very flexible, so…"
Mar 28, 2009
Kris replied to rainbowgoddess's discussion 'How long have A1C tests been around'
"According to the wisdom of the WIki: Hemoglobin A1c was first separated from other forms of hemoglobin by Huisman and Meyering in 1958 using a chromatographic column.[2] It was first characterized as a glycoprotein by Bookchin and Gallop in…"
Mar 28, 2009
Kris replied to rainbowgoddess's discussion 'How long have A1C tests been around'
"HbA1C is starting to change in the UK, from June we'll get given our results both as a % and in mmol/l, and in 2011 they'll phase out the % altogether: Current HbA1c New HbA1c (%) (mmol/mol) 4.0 20 6.0 42 7.0 53 8.0 64 9.0 75 10.0 86"
Mar 28, 2009
Kris commented on Nicolette's blog post 'Another day...Another Blood sugar'
"If it's anything like when I was diagnosed, I was put straight onto NovoMix 30 twice a day, before moving to Basal/Bolus about 3 months later."
Mar 28, 2009
Kris replied to Elaine's discussion 'diabetes on a budget: Novolog v. Lantus'
"Exactly, at least with the UK all the money is going into providing the best possible treatment compatible with offering treatment to all. While it's hard to get a pump over here, I just spent a week on a DAFNE course and I feel like I'm…"
Mar 28, 2009
Kris replied to PaulG's discussion 'Needle disposal in Britain'
"Do you get a decent sized sharps box? Mine is a 5 litre one, so it lasts about 3-4 months, which is def more convenient. You should call up your local council's waste dept and see if they offer a similar service to the one I get, my DSN wrote…"
Mar 28, 2009
Kris commented on Nicolette's blog post 'Another day...Another Blood sugar'
"Well I'd imagine to start with you might find that you still get bruising around infusion sites, but I'm sure that it settles down just as with the shots!"
Mar 28, 2009

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
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November 13, 2007
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Retinal Screening

Posted on May 21, 2008 at 12:10am 0 Comments

Went for my first retinal screen yesterday. It was pretty weird. As with most of my other diabetes related appointments, I was the youngest and most mobile person there. My mum reckons that it's a positive sign that there are so many older people there - shows that it doesn't shorten life, but when I see the state of them all with the complications they've all got it hardly has that effect.

As for the screening itself, there's not many more surreal experiences than having drops put… Continue

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At 10:03am on July 13, 2010, Gaby said…
Hey! I'm from Chile but i'm going to study in London next year... I wanted to know how does it work the diabetic sistem there.
Can you help me about it?
At 10:30pm on April 28, 2009, Rob Barrett said…
Great Photos of Bluebells - where are they?
At 5:52am on September 19, 2008, Patsy said…
I like your cheer me up song.
At 9:38am on August 31, 2008, Bronagh said…
I was just reading your blog post there and I feel the same way about the appointments. I was diagnosed when I was 7, so when I was at the kids clinic I didn't see the complications first hand. My first time at the adult clinic freaked the life outta me because suddenly I seemed to be the only one there who didn't have very obvious's scary, but you do get to a stage where you block it out. I usually take my ipod and a book with me so I don't have to pay attention, which sounds really bad but it's just about the only way to cope with it for me. I noticed you were only diagnosed a year are you getting on?
At 8:38am on July 25, 2008, Hollie said…
Hey Kris, Sorry for the delay in reply.
The doctors have recently suggested I go back to 2 injections a day - It seems like a good idea at first but then I don't have the freedom.
So do you not know any Type 1 diabetics either? Saying that, I don't know anyone with any diabetes.
Where abouts in London you live?
Seriously, if you ever just want a chat, you know where to find me!

Hollie xx
At 9:02am on May 20, 2008, Christi said…
Thank you
At 4:53pm on May 16, 2008, Katie said…
thanks, i feel with being able to talk to and have friends with ppl on here, it'll give me some motavation to feel liek i'm not alone.. :)

At 12:42pm on May 15, 2008, dino said…
Hello Kris. Cool pic, I like the tie.
At 11:54am on May 15, 2008, Lauren said…
no kidding! doctors and nurses can be so stuffy sometimes... :) it's good to hear how others deal with this same disease. i've been getting some good ideas on how to take better care of myself!
At 12:04am on May 15, 2008, Lauren said…
hi kris!



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