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Monthly Archives: November 2010

Aerobic vs anaerobic exercise

November 29, 2010 | 7:12 pm

We went to a talk organised by Roche a couple of weeks ago. One of the things the sports nutritionist talked about was the different types of exercise, and the ways in which they affect blood glucose levels differently. Aerobic … Continue reading


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Error code E.something.or.other

November 27, 2010 | 10:04 am

Last night was a bit surreal. Samuel was at Scouts. Apparantly they had been running around outside and he had left his handset/monitor in the Scout Hut. They came back inside to have hot dogs and hot chocolate, and when … Continue reading


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Is this the most tenuous cycling post ever?

November 26, 2010 | 1:32 pm

So I’m hoping to go for a ride tomorrow morning, although the weather forecast is for snow. The faint hope that I might be able to means I can still load up on carbs on a Friday lunch…. What has … Continue reading


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More ponderings on pumps

November 23, 2010 | 6:23 pm

We haven’t calibrated Sam’s basal rate on his pump yet, even though he’s had it for over a fortnight. Our diabetic nurse wants him to stop having low’s before we go through the process of starving him to calibrate the … Continue reading


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Where there’s muck… there’s tractors!

November 20, 2010 | 12:29 pm

I did my ‘normal’ Saturday morning ride that includes my own personal Col de la Madone, otherwise known as Brookhouse hill. It wasn’t actually raining but the roads were wet and the tractors have been out in force so they … Continue reading


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Next years challenge…???

November 19, 2010 | 7:25 pm

I’ve been thinking for a while…. I need to get something in the diary for next year. I did a Triathlon last year and a Duathlon earlier this year. (You have to look a long way down the lists to … Continue reading


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How low can you go….?

November 19, 2010 | 6:09 pm

No, we haven’t been playing limbo. But Samuel has been struggling with going low regularly in the mornings, since moving over to the pump. He gets up about 7am and his BM’s have been pretty good overnight. He is usually … Continue reading


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Samuel’s Pump maker Roche has launched a new site

November 16, 2010 | 6:43 pm

Samuel’s pump of choice was the Roche Accu-chek Combo. We have been mightily impressed with their product and support so far. I was just checking around their website again this evening and noticed they have launched a new site, aimed … Continue reading


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An open letter to the staff & customers of ASDA

November 15, 2010 | 9:25 pm

To all at ASDA Handsworth and ASDA Doncaster, I am writing to say thank you! On behalf of my diabetic son Samuel and Diabetes UK. Because of your generosity in allowing us to collect money at your store, we have … Continue reading


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An update on Sam’s Insulin pump

November 13, 2010 | 6:22 pm

It works. And in other news… It’s not quite that simple, and we are still to fully calibrate his basal levels. But the pump replaces his slow acting levimer with an hourly dose of 0.3 units of insulin, giving it … Continue reading


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