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Just wondering if there are many Aussie's on here? I have to keep looking up my converter to see what sugar levels people are talking about because we measure in mmol.

Bradbury NSW
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Living with type 1 diabetes since 2001.
Alexandra Hills, AUS
I'm from Brisbane :)

Ingleburn, AUS
I found a good site to convert as I had no idea what people were talking about. Sugars of 40 I was like OMG why aren't you dead lol oh that means low

Living with type 1 diabetes since 2001.
Alexandra Hills, AUS
Lol. Mine were in the 40's once after a blood test and had the pathology tracking me down to see how I was feeling

Ingleburn, AUS
Wow how did you feel?

Living with type 1 diabetes since 2001.
Alexandra Hills, AUS
I felt perfectly fine (just a little tired ). I've never been controlled very well. My last a1c was 14. Am hoping to get back on track so I can get a pump

Ingleburn, AUS
Well am here for support. I am doing really well, last a1c was 6.1, without an endo and no pump. I have always been pretty good I think because my sister had it before I was born so it's always been pretty normal to me. 14 is pretty high though, so if you ever want to talk am here for you :)

Living with type 1 diabetes since 2001.
Alexandra Hills, AUS
Wow! So jealous! I have always struggled. I've felt it easier to ignore it and I function quite normally with my sugars sky high. I started retaking my insulin yesterday after a very long break. I got down to 10 which I was happy about but then bounced back to 20 :/

Ingleburn, AUS
Don't get disheartened by a 20. I am not perfect and sometimes go to 20. It's just a matter of catching it and getting it back down quick smart. It's not going to do your body much damage to occasionally spike up as long as you catch it. I have gotten that high after pizza because having pizza gives you a hypo as it's extremely low GI from the fat content but then spikes up after due to the lollies you had to correct the hypo and the actual carbs from the pizza that is finally absorbed. Because I have figured that out I just split my insulin to half when eating and half 1/2 hour later and monitor. But if I am eating something not bad and I am used to I don't really check much :) I probably test my blood sugars 4 times a day just to stay on top of it.

Living with type 1 diabetes since 2001.
Alexandra Hills, AUS
That's a great way to do your insulin. I've never thought to do that. When I hypo, I usually bounce back pretty high.

Ingleburn, AUS
Yeah I often go up to 12 to 14 after a hypo. It's so hard not to keep eating until you feel better, instead of eating a little and waiting. Seriously self control goes out the window lol

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