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!

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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!

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