I really need some advice, especially fom fellow Brits! I've been on two injections a day for about 11yrs and 8months, but i am seriously considering to go on four a day, but i really need more information about it all, and how everyone deals with having food and everything. I also dont go to my diabetes team at the Hospital (due to a long running rubbish care from them) i go to my GP's instead.

I used to not do very many finger pricks, but due to me trying to get into a local ambulance service im having to really reign in my control, but i'm finding it very hard (not in terms of doing the finger pricks but in keeping blood sugar levels in the correct range) especially with there being such a huge emphasis on my diabetes at the moment. My last Hba1c was 6.8 but im very concerned that my next one wont be as good and i wont pass the occupational health, this is why im considering 4 injections, in the hope it will help me get a bit more control.

So any help that people can give will be greatly appreciated!

Views: 1

Tags: +, 1, 10yrs, UK, brit, control, help, type

Comment by Zo Zo on March 30, 2009 at 9:55am
I have a series of Occy health checks one includes a consultant diabetiologist, i haven't got a clue when any of them will be! im just scared that my hba1c will be too high even if its not that high, for getting to be a paramedic, its my dream job and so it makes it so much harder. My blood sugars have been a lot higher than usual recently as well, sometimes i know why, other times i dont. Which is why i think that my hba1c will be up....its a hard situation at the mo!
Comment by Kristin on March 30, 2009 at 11:41am
Do you know about DAFNE?

It might help!
Comment by Zo Zo on March 30, 2009 at 11:49am
Ive heard of it Kristin but don't know much about it, and currently dont have much time to do it thanks though, i'll certainly consider it when i have a bit more time!


You need to be a member of Diabetes community by Diabetes Hands Foundation: TuDiabetes to add comments!

Join Diabetes community by Diabetes Hands Foundation: TuDiabetes



From the Diabetes Hands Foundation blog...

#OpposeAB1893: California Bill that Burdens People with Diabetes on Insulin

A couple of days ago I learned that the California State Assembly is considering AB-1893 Sharps waste, which in (if approved) will mandate that: “Sharps sold to the general public in California shall be sold with a sharps waste container Read on! →

FDA Docket Extended! We Need You.

If you are new to diabetes advocacy in the traditional sense of the word, you may be thinking, “What the heck is a docket!?” I certainly was the first twenty times I heard it (yes it took that long). For Read on! →

Diabetes Hands Foundation Team


Manny Hernandez
(Co-Founder, Editor, has LADA)

Emily Coles
(Head of Communities, has type 1)

Mila Ferrer
(EsTuDiabetes Community Manager, mother of a child with type 1)

Mike Lawson
(Head of Experience, has type 1)

Corinna Cornejo
(Development Manager, has type 2)

Heather Gabel
(Administrative and Programs Assistant, has type 1)


Lead Administrator
Bradford (has type 1)

Lorraine (mother of type 1)
Marie B (has type 1)

Brian (bsc) (has type 2)

Gary (has type 2)

David (dns) (type 2)


LIKE us on Facebook

Spread the word


This website is certified by Health On the Net Foundation. Click to verify. This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information: verify here.

© 2014   A community of people touched by diabetes, run by the Diabetes Hands Foundation.

Badges  |  Contact Us  |  Terms of Service