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"blood sugars in high 20s changed cassette now in 8s what is going on"
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"Blood sugars running in the 20s have to get it below 7 any ideas"
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"keep up your happy thoughts. life is lonely for you. i feel your pain. i've been living alone in Japan for the past 13 years. i'm 36 feeling 'old as a dying rose in embers.'-sweet surrender, erasure. last year i had Melas stroke,…"
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A bit to do about nothing

My blood sugars are high again 22.5 along way a way from the 7 and below I need since being prescribed metformin my sugars have been high not really helping the situation by noshing cadburys giant buttons Jimbobs back is healing had a severe attack of fleas, which caused irritation to her back took her to the local vets who gave her anti biotics something for the itching and I gave her flea treatment also did the flea treatment on Brian and Brieni all seem to getting better it cost us £100 at…See More
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"Hello lots how are today it is late evening here 10.14pm it has been blustery and rainy all day hope you are keeping well missed you looked at lots of night sky not seen much of the moon due to the bad weather how are your family and pets not been…"
Oct 21
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"It has been somewhat windy today along with lots of rain so not a very nice day except for ducks sheila/Angel much better"
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shoshana27 commented on twiddlemthumbs's blog post 'Blow gently in my ear'
"hope the wind quiets down be well & enjoy yourselves back home hugs"
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Blow gently in my ear

He blew and blew and blew remind you of any fairy tale well it has been like that here in the Shire today the wind would blow your socks off if it could trees bending leaves swirling like mini tornadoes cats securely hunkered down on the settees and chairs only coming out to eat clean themselves guess they can read the weather signs far better than we humans, Brieni and Jimbob stuck there noses out of the open patio door looked at each other a yes decided to stay in Brian being the male…See More
Oct 19
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"Our brother in Law Joe passed away recently in his 40s diabetic heart attack he was diagnosed in his teens with type 1 Joe missed by all"
Oct 19
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"Have been put on metformin doctor said I should have been on it 20 years ago fine time to tell me"
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"Hi hope all is well with you"
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The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes is
me
The PRIMARY person in my life who has diabetes has
Type 2 diabetes
How do you hope to benefit from TuDiabetes?
friends,knowledge
Date diagnosed
May 19, 1996
Most recent HbA1C %, date of result (optional)
8.6
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Shots
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Retired due to ill health heart failure gout diabetes prostrate but finding every day a gift married 5 children all grown up 5 grandchildren 2 boys 3 girls all wonderful married 46 years to my Angel Sheila who looks after me as well as working, hurts my self respect but maybe there will come a day when I can work again

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A bit to do about nothing

Posted on October 21, 2014 at 10:30pm 1 Comment

My blood sugars are high again 22.5 along way a way from the 7 and below I need since being prescribed metformin my sugars have been high not really helping the situation by noshing cadburys giant buttons Jimbobs back is healing had a severe attack of fleas, which caused irritation to her back took her to the local vets who gave her anti biotics something for the itching and I gave her flea treatment also did the flea treatment on Brian and Brieni all seem to getting better it cost us £100…

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Blow gently in my ear

Posted on October 19, 2014 at 7:30pm 1 Comment

He blew and blew and blew remind you of any fairy tale well it has been like that here in the Shire today the wind would blow your socks off if it could trees bending leaves swirling like mini tornadoes cats securely hunkered down on the settees and chairs only coming out to eat clean themselves guess they can read the weather signs far better than we humans, Brieni and Jimbob stuck there noses out of the open patio door looked at each other a yes decided to stay in Brian being the male…

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Cats whiskers

Posted on October 18, 2014 at 12:00am 1 Comment

You do not have to be rich to be happy we went to the seaside in 1966 that was me and Sheila we were courting we took sheils mom along to chaperone us have to bear with me my spelling is not good nearly said something else while we were there we visited an astrologer not sure if that is right she had a glass globe and it skinned us out paying but here is what she said, you will have 5 children never be rich but you will have an everlasting love for each other I guess 2 out of three will…

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An ENGLISHMAN an ANGEL IN AMERICA Part TWO Eggs BENEDICT

Posted on October 13, 2014 at 5:00pm 2 Comments

Having seen the advert of New York and that Orange Drink and someone eating eggs benedict I promised myself if we went to America again I would make my first order of food eggs benedict had them over here but come on nothing like the real thing Ben and Jerries tried Weather spoons tried but both failed miserably for me, so when our daughter and son in law took us to a place called Family Affair in Freeport I asked for that from an amazing looking woman serving our table and when she said…

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At 10:55am on October 21, 2014, lotsofshots said…

At 1:54pm on October 13, 2014, shoshana27 said…

so glad to hear from you & that angel is well please we'd love to see you in our chat room from time to time
lots of hugs
shoshana

At 2:39pm on September 30, 2014, lotsofshots said…

At 7:27am on September 29, 2014, shoshana27 said…

tweedle we all miss you hope you & angel & your furry friends are ok
everyone sends their love your way
hope to hear from you soon
lots of hugs
shoshana

At 11:10am on September 20, 2014, lotsofshots said…

Hi Twiddle, I hope that you are okay. I have been thinking of you. Ellen

At 2:46pm on September 11, 2014, lotsofshots said…

At 4:26am on July 28, 2014, lotsofshots said…

Hi Twiddle, It is nice to hear from you. I am so sorry that you are having a hard time controlling your blood glucose. That can make you feel really sick. Have you told your doctor about it? Maybe you should take more insulin. It is a problem though because then you might gain more weight. I have been having trouble with highs lately.
It is sunny out today and it gets really hot here too. I haven't been feeling that well either. When I can get my BGs down into the 100s I feel better but that is hard to do and sometimes it gets up to 3 or 400 and I feel terrible. I have been swimming to help with exercise. How are the cats doing. I have one named Zen and she is black with a little white. The cicadas are singing at this time of year and they sound really nice. In spite of the heat we have had a lot of rain this year and that makes it very humid. I will be glad when autumn comes. It is my favorite time of year. Only need to get through August here and September is nice because it cools off quite a bit. I am looking forward to all the fall festivals that we have here that celebrate the change of seasons. Summer is not my favorite because I get too hot. I hope that you feel better. Any ideas for blogs? You always spice things up. Take care. It is nice to hear from you.
Ellen

At 3:48pm on July 26, 2014, lotsofshots said…

Hi Twiddle, Where have you been? It is time for you to write another blog.. We need to know how you are doing. I swear that I can feel fall in the air even though early fall is more than a month away. I just ate a fresh tomato from the garden. Tomatoes taste so much better when they are home grown. It was my first big one this year.
I have been to the swimming pool today. It was beautiful and I stayed there for three hours. I got quite a tan built up.
How are you feeling this summer. Is it hot in the Shire this year. How are the cats and your angel? How are the kids and the grandchildren coming along. I hope your health is going okay. Are you still trying to lose weight. I lost a bunch and it feels a lot easier to do things now. My health is much better too. It comes and goes with flare ups but I am feeling really good right now especially with the exercise in the swimming pool. Do you have anywhere that you can go swimming to cool off. Well, have a good weekend.

At 7:05am on July 20, 2014, lotsofshots said…

At 3:39pm on July 14, 2014, lotsofshots said…

Hi Twiddle, I have been wondering what you have been up to lately. Are you enjoying you bookshelves? Did you manage to get the project finished? I have been super hot here in Virginia. The sun has been heating up the house like crazy. I will be happy when things cool off as they are supposed to do for a few days. It has been raining intermittently so that helps. Zen is interested in going out into the garden now but I worry about her because she is black. I don't want anyone to hurt her. Ammi is enjoying his walks. We are thinking of waiting until dark and seeing if there are any fireflies out yet. We see a lot of dragonflies in the woods. Not much news here, been swimming a lot for pain relief. Take care, Ellen

 
 
 

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