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"Hi Roisin, nice to hear from someone my end of the you doing??"
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"Hey Roisin, Nice to see someone from my neck of the woods,Just wanted to say hi and I love your photos.I hope that the snow has not affected you badly. Osob"
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roisin o'brien replied to Xabi's discussion 'cannabis & diabetes'
"i read a very good article on the effects of alcohol in comparison to cannabis, and that small amounts of cannabis arent damaging in terms of diabetes a tall hope this helped :)"
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At 10:38am on April 6, 2010, Cavvie_Lover said…
Hi Roisin,
nice to hear from someone my end of the you doing??
At 8:01am on January 8, 2010, Osob said…
Hey Roisin,
Nice to see someone from my neck of the woods,Just wanted to say hi and I love your photos.I hope that the snow has not affected you badly.

At 12:38pm on February 22, 2009, Roisin! said…
no! no complications yet! thank god! are you allowed drive because of your problems? how are your eyes!! my sight has been very blurry lately i might have to get them checked out!
Well done with all the runnin!! im really lazy but very consous about my weight iswell!! i tend to cut down on carbs and exercise more, my eating habits are terrible i really need to change!!
At 7:40am on February 22, 2009, emma said…
oh, + I didn't put on any weight with the pump, I've actually lost about 4lbs, probably 'cause of not having so many lows to treat.
At 7:09am on February 22, 2009, emma said…
I've had soo many different reactions with hypos.. One time I had a really fast drop (went from 11 to 2 in half an hour) and I was walking down the corridor at school and I just started sobbing. LOL. Luckily one of my teachers found me and realised what was going on. That was awkward. Other times, tho, I've been as low as 0.6 and not reacted as badly, apart from a lot of shaking. Haha. It's reaaally good! My A1C went from 7.8 to 6.4 in three months of being on it (although I expect it's way higher now 'cause the past couple of months have been crappy). I'm really sensitive to insulin (1 unit drops me 8mmol/l..) so it's good being able to sometimes take like 0.1 or 0.2 units. That must be scary to get violent when your low, I hate how sometimes people don't realise that what you say when you're low isn't really what you mean.. Know what I mean? It's like, you've got no control at all over it.
At 6:48am on February 22, 2009, emma said…
I've never needed an ambulance with a hypo.. That must be so scary. Most of the bad hypos I've had are during the day, tho, idk why but I don't seem to get as low at night. I started on the pump (minimed 522) in July, and I love it! When do you think you're gonna get one? I go to Colchester General, you?
At 3:15pm on February 18, 2009, Roisin! said…
hey roisin!!

Yeah, i find the more insulin i take the more weight i put on. Insulin is a hormone ya see, and when the body doesnt use it up it is stored as fat in the cells!! or so i was told!!
Im delighted to hear you got urs under control!! m havn problems with changing my nasty habits, but i know some day i will be able to turn things around.
What kind of complecations where you having trouble with?? x x
At 1:22pm on February 18, 2009, Danny Martin said…
Nice. I'm 21 at the moment.

My roommate and I will be going to London and not 100% sure where-else yet. Kind of doing it sporadically i suppose.

Saving every dime i can though since the exchange rate is gonna rape my american currency in england.
At 2:03pm on February 17, 2009, Roisin! said…
yeah!! a while ago i was seriously thinking about the pump!! but i have to get better control first before they even consider changing me over!!
im using novo rapid and lantus!!!
How bout you!! how old are you again!!
x x
At 12:38pm on February 17, 2009, Danny Martin said…
haha i knew the partials to the name so ill take the credit.

No ive never been thru there but like i said i have friends from Colchester. I'm coming to london and bits of europe over the summer though.

I have been a diabetic since i was 13. I have en elder brother who has had it since he was 2. But somehow no one else in our entire family has it.



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