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by Count Steer
Mon Jul 15, 2024 5:15 pm
Forum: GENERAL MAYHEM
Topic: Home medics q?
Replies: 16
Views: 189

Re: Home medics q?

Anyone monitor their own blood glucose levels? What are you using? Any thoughts/issues? :thumbup: Never buy a meter, as most all manufacturers give them away as they want you or the NHS to buy the strips and lancets. Some makers have better lancets (prick things) while others have test strips that ...
by Count Steer
Mon Jul 15, 2024 1:08 pm
Forum: GENERAL MAYHEM
Topic: Home medics q?
Replies: 16
Views: 189

Re: Home medics q?

rather than faff about with the health service appointments. Fairly sure I read that NHS testing for diabetes in more involved than snapshot readings. The full testing regime can be quite long-winded although Type 1 is pretty easy....particularly if it goes untreated! T2 is more difficult and requi...
by Count Steer
Mon Jul 15, 2024 12:43 pm
Forum: GENERAL MAYHEM
Topic: New Ford Capri
Replies: 44
Views: 389

Re: New Ford Capri

cheb wrote: Mon Jul 15, 2024 12:09 pm It's pants.

Lolz
:D

(There may have been a whoosh or two I suspect).
by Count Steer
Mon Jul 15, 2024 9:23 am
Forum: GENERAL MAYHEM
Topic: Home medics q?
Replies: 16
Views: 189

Re: Home medics q?

Mr Moofo wrote: Mon Jul 15, 2024 9:16 am No - one off snapshot result

So not what you want
Mine just does one-off. 2 readings/day seems fine. The Zoe monitor thing seems to focus on the 2 hours after food to find out what foods do what. Has a bit of a fad for the 'worried well' feel about it to me.
by Count Steer
Mon Jul 15, 2024 9:14 am
Forum: GENERAL MAYHEM
Topic: Home medics q?
Replies: 16
Views: 189

Re: Home medics q?

Anyone monitor their own blood glucose levels? What are you using? Any thoughts/issues? :thumbup: I used to, still do occasionally- as “diabetic” according to the NHS - but not by blood sugar levels 🧐 I used a pin prick meter. The pin prick thing doesn’t bother me - but I can imagine it does for so...
by Count Steer
Mon Jul 15, 2024 8:49 am
Forum: Current affairs, Politics, News.
Topic: This time next year, President Trump moves back into the Whitehouse...
Replies: 992
Views: 21047

Re: This time next year, President Trump moves back into the Whitehouse...

A thoughtful piece here. The comments on democracy and how polarisation is, potentially, the end of it suggests that the future isn't particularly bright. https://theconversation.com/one-inch-from-a-potential-civil-war-near-miss-in-trump-shooting-is-also-a-close-call-for-american-democracy-234628?ut...
by Count Steer
Mon Jul 15, 2024 8:20 am
Forum: Cycling / Running / Gym / Rowing / Exercise
Topic: Tour de France 2024....chat, discussions, talking points
Replies: 126
Views: 1321

Re: Tour de France 2024....chat, discussions, talking points

Highlights are probably enough tbh. The main interest most of the day has been the scenery. (Watched most of the Tourmalet day just to see which bits I remembered, having yomped up and down the area for a week :D ). I hoped Vingo would keep it a bit closer so that there was a possibility of a contes...
by Count Steer
Mon Jul 15, 2024 8:13 am
Forum: GENERAL MAYHEM
Topic: Home medics q?
Replies: 16
Views: 189

Re: Home medics q?

Anyone monitor their own blood glucose levels? What are you using? Any thoughts/issues? :thumbup: Yeah I have a family member who does. They've got one of those things from Boots which looks like 1990's mobile phone, you stick a little single use tab in the end and put a single drop of blood on sai...
by Count Steer
Mon Jul 15, 2024 7:24 am
Forum: GENERAL MAYHEM
Topic: Home medics q?
Replies: 16
Views: 189

Re: Home medics q?

Nobody? Oh well, if anyone ever does need to monitor blood glucose, I bought a Roche Accu-chek Instant (from Boots on offer at much less than Amazon) and it's :thumbup: (Having done that I could have saved money. My blood glucose levels are absolutely bonzer. Still, it's fun measuring stuff and it's...
by Count Steer
Sun Jul 14, 2024 9:58 pm
Forum: GENERAL MAYHEM
Topic: UEFA Euro 24
Replies: 275
Views: 3756

Re: UEFA Euro 24

What do I win? :D
by Count Steer
Sun Jul 14, 2024 8:58 pm
Forum: Motorbike chat
Topic: When/Where/Pics was the last time you rode your bike ?
Replies: 2568
Views: 112745

Re: The riding challenge game. Pic of your bike 'somewhere'

Looks v smart. Always wanted a kettle. :thumbup: I was sitting just behind him when the chainguard lost a screw and mangled itself on the chain and we may have been..er...making progress. That was it's first run out too! :silent: Probably best to ride like a granny first time out after bolting ever...
by Count Steer
Sun Jul 14, 2024 8:11 pm
Forum: GENERAL MAYHEM
Topic: UEFA Euro 24
Replies: 275
Views: 3756

Re: UEFA Euro 24

2-1 to Spain

Be nice if that score was the other way round though.
by Count Steer
Sun Jul 14, 2024 8:10 pm
Forum: Motorbike chat
Topic: When/Where/Pics was the last time you rode your bike ?
Replies: 2568
Views: 112745

Re: The riding challenge game. Pic of your bike 'somewhere'

Skub wrote: Sun Jul 14, 2024 6:08 pm Some pics from a smoke out with the classic boyos.
Image
Looks v smart. Always wanted a kettle. :thumbup:
by Count Steer
Sun Jul 14, 2024 4:54 pm
Forum: GENERAL MAYHEM
Topic: Liberte, egalite, fraternite
Replies: 7
Views: 163

Re: Liberte, egalite, fraternite

Ah, mes infants de la patisserie, we'll give 'em 'Let them eat cake'. Petits fours all round. :thumbup:
by Count Steer
Sun Jul 14, 2024 9:52 am
Forum: GENERAL MAYHEM
Topic: Interesting little facts...
Replies: 324
Views: 8252

Re: Interesting little facts...

The collective noun for sharks is 'a shiver'.

(There are others but that seems to be the 'official' one).
by Count Steer
Sat Jul 13, 2024 7:22 am
Forum: Shed / DIY / workshop
Topic: Porcelain Slabs
Replies: 10
Views: 92

Re: Porcelain Slabs

Q1? Why do they have such a large overhang? That's going to add leverage if people sit/stand on the edges. Q2? What's the underside of the slabs like? Is there anything to key onto? (I have a similar problem with some steps. I'm seriously considering drilling and screwing as a solution! :) ). Cowbo...
by Count Steer
Fri Jul 12, 2024 10:01 pm
Forum: GENERAL MAYHEM
Topic: Friday thread, the how many Porsches will we have today
Replies: 26
Views: 351

Re: Friday thread, the how many Porsches will we have today

Sitting in Norfolk. It's wet, cold and windy - but then it always is in Norfolk ....... Saturday - more of the same and planning to hit Cromer. They have/had a golf course at Cromer (may have just been 9 holes). Par 3, pitched they ball up......and watched as the wind hit it and carried it back ove...
by Count Steer
Fri Jul 12, 2024 9:51 pm
Forum: Shed / DIY / workshop
Topic: Porcelain Slabs
Replies: 10
Views: 92

Re: Porcelain Slabs

Q1? Why do they have such a large overhang? That's going to add leverage if people sit/stand on the edges.
Q2? What's the underside of the slabs like? Is there anything to key onto?

(I have a similar problem with some steps. I'm seriously considering drilling and screwing as a solution! :) ).
by Count Steer
Fri Jul 12, 2024 6:54 pm
Forum: Off Road, Enduro, Trials, ADV and Supermoto
Topic: 2 days at Thassos island in Greece with Tenere 700
Replies: 3
Views: 81

Re: 2 days at Thassos island in Greece with Tenere 700

I see double white lines don't mean the same in Greece. :lol:
by Count Steer
Fri Jul 12, 2024 6:33 pm
Forum: GENERAL MAYHEM
Topic: Friday thread, the how many Porsches will we have today
Replies: 26
Views: 351

Re: Friday thread, the how many Porsches will we have today

Sitting in Norfolk. It's wet, cold and windy - but then it always is in Norfolk ....... Saturday - more of the same and planning to hit Cromer. They have/had a golf course at Cromer (may have just been 9 holes). Par 3, pitched they ball up......and watched as the wind hit it and carried it back ove...