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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenpen View Post
    I do wonder why people post questions like this. Injecting insulin is serious so why on Earth do you ask a random selection of anonymous people on an internet forum specialising in shopping at Tesco rather than your GP or pharmacist.

    Take no notice of any advice given on this forum and ask the professionals involved.
    Greenpen would be surprised at the level of ignorance some GPs/pharmacists can have unless diabetes is one of their 'special' interests.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenpen View Post
    I do wonder why people post questions like this. Injecting insulin is serious so why on Earth do you ask a random selection of anonymous people on an internet forum specialising in shopping at Tesco rather than your GP or pharmacist.

    Take no notice of any advice given on this forum and ask the professionals involved.
    Gosh you are a jolly old farrrt aren't you?!
    Those who think they know it all are very annoying to those of us who actually do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenpen View Post
    I do wonder why people post questions like this. Injecting insulin is serious so why on Earth do you ask a random selection of anonymous people on an internet forum specialising in shopping at Tesco rather than your GP or pharmacist.

    Take no notice of any advice given on this forum and ask the professionals involved.
    Because some people have experience of certain conditions and it might be easier to get straight forward advice than trying to get hold of a doctors for information

    You will see in one of my post I have recommended a call to the chemist

    When my DD started on insulin we received full in depth information on what to do/or not to do and we have a very good diabetic clinic where we can ring for information but please bear in mind other people dont have the same service as some people

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dominic View Post
    Gosh you are a jolly old farrrt aren't you?!

    LOL Dom you gave me my first smile of the morning
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    Quote Originally Posted by oldvicar View Post
    Greenpen would be surprised at the level of ignorance some GPs/pharmacists can have unless diabetes is one of their 'special' interests.
    Totally agree, even if it is their special interest still can give misinformation!

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    Quote Originally Posted by holliemon View Post
    It is not just your eye sight the dvla are bothered about - its the hypos that you may have
    yep i know but if controlled properly hypos dont happen very often do they, i was just refering to eyesight as its what really affects my sister
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenpen View Post
    I do wonder why people post questions like this. Injecting insulin is serious so why on Earth do you ask a random selection of anonymous people on an internet forum specialising in shopping at Tesco rather than your GP or pharmacist.

    Take no notice of any advice given on this forum and ask the professionals involved.
    probably asked her because as a close knit forum the op knew there were people here with diabetes or with relatives with it who would know ... no one will force op to take the insulin from the fridge at gunpoint or anythinglol!
    Is now a married woman!!

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    to all you people who have been posting thank you, i think it helps to here from others who have the same experience, i have been keeping in touch with my diabetic nurse who has given me good advice, its helps to know you are not alone, i am going on holiday soon and i have been given advice on what to do from my nurse she is wonderful
    Don't let life get you down.

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    We have always found the nurses very helpful

    We are going abroad shortly and have been advised to take 3 of each insulins (DD is on one type for day and a different one for bedtime) just in case they are damaged / broken

    These will have to be thrown away if not used as they have been out of the fridge too long but they say it is safer than trying to get insulin abroad.

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    Holly is right about everything she's told you. My son was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes nearly 3 years ago and I think it's good to find out as much as you can about a condition from those in the same situation.

    For my part, if I hadn't looked at this thread then I wouldn't have realised that I have to tell the DVLA that I've started to take thyroxine for an underactive thyroid. These are things that you don't think about.

    By the way, if anyone is feeling sluggish and can't shift the pounds get your gp to do a blood test. The result came back in a few days and, in the two weeks I've been taking the medication, my energy levels are back to how I used to be and I've lost a good few pounds

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