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News Roundup 23/7/11

A couple of interesting articles this week about Ramadan & reversing type 2. Ramadam starts next weekend and its a bit early this year which means a whopping 17 hours of sunshine, in an article from the BBC Dr Vinod Patel, of Nuneaton's George Eliot Hospital, spoke of a "very large problem" of managing diabetes medication during fasting. The date of Ramadan is determined by the Islamic lunar calendar and each year its dates move, so 2011 is exceptional for having the whole of the fasting p...  

Back on my health kick…

I am officially back on my health kick and need to lose a few pounds, it turns out I have put on half astone since Christmas! I now feel very comfortable with the pump and know what I need to do if I am eating less than normal. Last week was the start of the new regime and I have had to reduce my basal rate by 0.1 every hour, this is because of eating less so it all makes sense I am going to try and exercise this week too so that will be interesting. I am still trying to monitor myself more to s...  

I can not imagine being without my Pump!

Even though it has only been 5 weeks I can not imagine life without my pump! I am now back to wearing everything I used to even those skinny jeans and dresses which means I now don't think its affecting me negatively. I have now finally got my prescription from the GP they did however at first removed the my novorapid pen and replaced with the novorapid pen. When I spoke to them I said I needed the vile - her reply was "are you sure this is what you want its a rather old rashioned way of adminis...