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Recovery BG increases

Started this discussion. Last reply by Nyadach Jul 3, 2013. 3 Replies

Having an odd one at the moment, which I am blaming squarely on my bike ride recently (1000 miler over 10 days with final day being a 158 miler). Anyhow, now back at work and pumps back on its…Continue

Funny hypo stories...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jim May 18, 2013. 6 Replies

Ok, hide sight is a wondrous thing, and as those on chat know I've had a few hypos in my time. Anyhow, some of them tended to turn out quiet amusing, and since many on here seem to fear hypos,…Continue


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Nyadach commented on MyTime56's blog post 'May be allergic to insulin'
"I don't know much of it but back in the 80's when the artificial stuff came in, there was a lot of folks who had issues with it. They kept using pig or cow based insulin instead, on a side note they were always better at giving hypo…"
Nyadach replied to Helmut's discussion 'A1C in the 4s'
"Well, all the paramedics wouldn't ever release me until I was over 80 as they defined a hypo as below 80. We can alter our levels of how we feel when we are low or high by running at those levels. I did a course with one girl who often had DKA…"
Nyadach replied to Helmut's discussion 'A1C in the 4s'
"Had it drummed into me by multiple Endo's over the years (34 years T1 now) and even a quick Google finds pages of long term studies into it. Think the most recent study on there is from Uni of CA from June 2013 where it was more focused on 800…"
Nyadach replied to Helmut's discussion 'A1C in the 4s'
"Lows cause brain related problems, mostly senility related things and memory loss. As for an A1C as low as 4 that's just asking for running in hypo territory all the time. It's just crazy to consider the long term damage. At a BG of 80…"
Nyadach replied to still_young_at_heart's discussion 'Terrible First Page Article in the Sunday NY Times'
"I actually thought the feeling of the article in the NYTimes was pretty much on the fact the companies all try to lock in customers (patients) and bleed anyone be it an insurance company, state funded or self funder dry of cash simply because they…"
Apr 7
Nyadach replied to still_young_at_heart's discussion 'Terrible First Page Article in the Sunday NY Times'
"Remember when I first went onto Lantus. The pharmacist in Boots almost had a stroke at the cost of the stuff. Although back than he said it was coming in at £70 a vile. Not sure if it's come down in price, can but hope. Either way…"
Apr 7
Nyadach liked danmdphd's blog post The money is in treatment, not a cure=there will never be a cure?
Apr 7
Nyadach replied to still_young_at_heart's discussion 'Terrible First Page Article in the Sunday NY Times'
"UK wise it works out at about 18% of D's are T1's, but including the estimated number of undiagnosed T2's it drops the T1 population down to 11%. Which means D's as total account for about 7% of the population which is pretty…"
Apr 7
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Nyadach commented on MichaelA's blog post 'Contour vs Contour NEXT test strips'
"When I put my first order in for Next strips the I got the old ones also. Box is the same colour and design also but for the small Next hidden next to the Contour name. But my local pharmacy now knows so keeps them in stock for me. Contour Link Next…"
Apr 6
Nyadach commented on danmdphd's blog post 'The money is in treatment, not a cure=there will never be a cure?'
"Speaking to people in medical companies the going rate is a MINIMUM of 2000% profit on much of the stuff. Look back at none invasion testers, been shown working accurately 15 years a go. Doing final testing due to release in 2006. Bought up by the…"
Apr 6
Nyadach replied to still_young_at_heart's discussion 'Terrible First Page Article in the Sunday NY Times'
"Sorry Bertie, but you just have to say that you are a diabetic and you get automatically assumed you are T2. Why? Because that's all that is ever brought up in the press. T1's don't make nearly enough noise to be heard! We might try,…"
Apr 6
Nyadach replied to still_young_at_heart's discussion 'Terrible First Page Article in the Sunday NY Times'
"Because we are nothing but cash cows being milked by the drug companies. Look at all the technical developments. None invasive blood testers, shown working early 2000's, due for release in 2006. Company gets bought up and project shelved. Look…"
Apr 6
Nyadach and Walesteacher-Lee are now friends
Apr 3
Nyadach replied to Khürt Williams's discussion 'Insulin pumpers and CGMSers kit.'
"Depends really. Normal every day stuff, nothing but the pump strapped to me and my meter with lancet device, a couple of spare lancet cartridges (multiclix) and a packet of test strips along with a £10 note and glucose tabs all crammed into…"
Apr 1

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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 1 or type 1.5 (LADA) diabetes
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Share experiences and learn from others.
Date diagnosed
March 16, 1980
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
6.0 (March '14)
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Pump, Diet and Exercise
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Medtronic Paradigm 554

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Late as ever...

Posted on February 20, 2014 at 5:00pm 6 Comments

It's taken forever, but I do finally have some pics from the Monster Miles event last year...so here we go:…


Lakeland Monster

Posted on October 6, 2013 at 10:30am 4 Comments

Just done the Lakeland Monster Miles bike sportive with a difference. The difference being its "only" 68 miles long. Not bad really (or so I told my mind). The issue being 54 miles of those are off road. Thankfully my trusty steed LM is a cyclocross bike, so on went the knobbly tyres and off I went.

The start was nice and dry, down an old railway line and up a few hills then came the first off road bit. A very nasty climb, lots of gravel, wheelspin nastiness really. Riding through…


Journeys End

Posted on June 25, 2013 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

It had to be the last day if I wanted a free ride home. Otherwise it was a very expensive train ride, and another hotel to find. But I had left a lot to do, 158 miles according to the mapping software. A big ask. But my bloods were spot on again, and almost perfect 6.0.

If I was to even get close I needed an early start, but that meant skipping breakfast. By just after 5am I was on the road. And the hills were nasty, like 20 miles of Whinlatter’s repeated. Heavy mist filled the…


Day 10: Highs and Lows

Posted on June 24, 2013 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

The plan was sound, another solid day like yesterday along some A roads. It started well with a fantastic breakfast also and a very nice fruit salad. And the road to Glastonbury was pretty good considering the festival starts in a couple of days. Lots of people going with materials for the festival.

It was also good to start seeing other people doing the End2End again, even if they all were going in the opposite direction. But you could really tell the difference in styles of riders.…


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At 6:44am on October 27, 2013, jrtpup said…

Happy happy birthday my friend!

At 8:37am on July 16, 2013, Manny Hernandez said…

Thanks for the BD wishes!!!

At 4:34pm on July 3, 2013, Kathy said…

Hey there - thanks so much for the birthday wishes!!!

At 5:50pm on June 22, 2013, Marie B said…

more of your fellow countrymen doing a brave journey and raising money for JDRF

thinking of you!

At 4:36pm on June 15, 2013, Linda G said…

Well....look who's up there ;)

At 6:23pm on June 11, 2013, rick phillips said…

Nyadach, Congratulations on being named a featured member of the week.

At 6:50am on June 1, 2013, Marie B said…

hi Nya, suggestion: friend our lead admin Bradford

he's an incredible athlete. we did a live interview with him too, where he gave a bunch of great tips

here's all of his videos

At 3:30am on January 26, 2013, brokenpole said…

Welcome to the family! On this forum you will learn so much. Most of all you will learn that you are not alone. Everyone here is supportive and will provide answers to your questions. Search the site for answers. Read the discussions and blogs for information. There are videos to help you understand diabetes and its treatment. Most of all there is family to talk to and even to vent to, if needed. Welcome home.

At 4:58pm on January 25, 2013, Stemwinder (Gary) said…

Welcome Nyadach, There is so much information here at TuDiabetes. There are groups for people with like circumstances or interest. Blog posts where members convey their thoughts and experiences. And there are the forums where we come together for discussions..

I was going to recommend you visit the groups but I see you have beaten me to it.

Please feel at home, you are with friends

At 12:48pm on January 25, 2013, Nyadach said…

Thanks for the welcome messages everyone :)




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