My Diabetes Kit Adrian Long, Abbott FreeStyle Libre

KITLIVING

continued over

also given a blood test meter. I remember

it being the round Bayer one, and I was

given a rudimentary explanation of carb

counting, as well as what to do if I was too

high or too low.

"I never missed another day off work

since. As my wife and I worked at the

same school, and my older children were

also in the school, I knew that I was not

alone in dealing with my diabetes. Plus we

lived only a mile away, so there wasn't a

long commute either. I knew that I was

quite safe in my environment I just got on

with it. The consultant I saw at the hospital

was what I would call 'old school', but

also fairly sensible and relaxed - he knew

I had a life to live and that if I was a little

bit high for a short time it wouldn't kill me.

Within a couple of years I progressed

onto four injections a day, one being long

acting and the other being short acting,

so the basal/bolus approach.

"I've had a new blood test meter every

now and then over the years, and after

the drama of the first few weeks, the next

15 or 16 years it was just 'standard ops'

in terms of looking after my control. Every

year there was a school trip, where we

take away 40 children.With four other

teachers, I had no problem being in

charge of that. People quickly forgot that

I had diabetes. That makes it all sound

like plain sailing, but on two occasions I

have had a bad nighttime hypo. The first

was quite early on - I'd had a meal, done

an injection, then mowed the lawn, which

was not my usual habit. In the night I had

such a bad hypo my wife called for an

ambulance. The second time it happened

we were more prepared and had glucagon

to hand. My wife was able to inject me

with it and it pulled me around."

Going social

"Generally speaking I don't think I was

very interested in my diabetes, I just did

what was necessary in order to get on

Adrian Long gets out and

about, visiting Gawthorpe

Hall in Burnley, near his

home. He wears a simple

medical ID wristband as

well as (unseen) a FreeStyle

Libre flash glucose sensor,

plus an old-style Diabetes

UK hummingbird badge in

his lapel.

Index

  1. Desang diabetes magazine diabetes information
  2. Abbott Freestyle Libre, Flash Glucose Monitoring, blood testing without lancets
  3. Desang diabetes magazine diabetes information, Sue Marshall
  4. Desang diabetes magazine diabetes news
  5. Omnipod Insulet insulin pump with insulin pods, podders
  6. Desang diabetes magazine diabetes news
  7. Dexcom CGM, continuous glucose monitoring
  8. Input diabetes, help to get diabetes technology, access to diabetes technology
  9. Ypsomed MyLife Diabetes care insulin infusion systems
  10. diabetes technology
  11. Ascensia Contour Next One Diabetes blood test meters
  12. Desang diabetes magazine diabetes news
  13. DRWF wellness days, diabetes research and wellness foundation
  14. Desang diabetes food news, tea and coffee news
  15. Diabetes food news, tea and coffee, the black farmer, Waitrose, Huskup
  16. Diabetes food news, tea and coffee, the black farmer, Waitrose, Huskup
  17. Medtrum A6 Touchcare patch pump and CGM in harmony
  18. Desang diabetes news report, the NHS Long Term Plan, Robin Hewings Diabetes UK
  19. Page 0019
  20. Desang magazine overview of CGM sensor technologies
  21. Desang magazine overview of CGM sensor technologies
  22. The CGM sensor scene 2019
  23. The CGM sensor scene 2019
  24. Page 0024
  25. Dr Iain Cranstone Abbott FreeStyle Libre
  26. Winter sleep report, the Sleep Council
  27. Winter sleep report, the Sleep Council
  28. Winter sleep report, the Sleep Council
  29. Winter sleep report, the Sleep Guru Anandi, Brian Keane The Fitness Mindset
  30. My Diabetes Kit Adrian Long
  31. My Diabetes Kit Adrian Long, Abbott FreeStyle Libre
  32. My Diabetes Kit Adrian Long
  33. Now Patient repeat prescription delivery service
  34. Diabetes food news, Seasonal Soups by Frazer Reid, Kitchen Press
  35. Medtronic Minimed 670G hybrid closed loop insulin pump
  36. Diabetes food news, Making Carbs Count, nutrion of grapefruit
  37. Diabetes food news, Making Carbs Count, nutrion of grapefruit
  38. Accu-Chek Insight insulin pump
  39. Accu-Chek Insight insulin pump
  40. Free diabetes magazine, living with diabetes, the diabetic diet, carb counting

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