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Above is the view out my window this morning. The country seems to have ground to a halt in some areas (or so the news reports are saying). People are quoting inches of snow. I don't generally believe them. An inch of snow is an awful lot! My daughter loved the snow and played around outside with me for half an hour before bed, squealing with delight!

Levels are good again this morning - 4.6mmol/l. Also, managed to stay below 10 all day yesterday. Still using 6 units Novorapid before breakfast and lunch, and 8 before supper. 14 units of Levemir at 20:00. Hands were cold last night and it took me 4 attempts to do glucose test. Will make sure I am properly warm before I do the test in future.

Been reading the book I have just received from Amazon. Type 1 Diabetes in Children, Adolescents and Young Adults is really excellent. It is really detailed but not too complex. When I have digested some more, I will relay some of the information.

Fact of the day: Some cells in the body use insulin to control their glucose intake. Kidneys and eyes, amongst others, don't use insulin, therefore they take on glucose however concentrated it is in the blood. In diabetics, where there are high glucose levels, the high concentration can damage these organs.


As a final thought about snow, this came on email to me today and made me chuckle!

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