Diabetes is life over???

Discussion in 'Health and Fitness' started by duty_cook, Jan 13, 2007.

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  1. Putting this in the public domain may not be an overly great idea and I'm more then aware that I'm sure to have a good mix of posts ranging from:

    1. Stop moaning and get on with it.
    2. Slops "I've Shit 'em".
    3. Melingerer.
    4. A bit of timely and educated advice.

    Although as a big boy who has been around far to many blocks and have had his fair share of taking the pi$$ of other unfortunates, I understand the humour I expereinced during my tenure on the hotplate which was always a 2 way conversation is a way of dealing with life that does not tolerate the weak or infirm because we are all roughie toughies and can still be found on these glorious pages.

    Anyway to the point.

    I'm 41 (that looks terrible) and have just be diagnosed with type 2 Diabetes.

    If there is anybody out there who can shed some light and give me some advice it would be appricated.

    I have been trawling the web and have read a great deal so please no "try this web site" as I have likely read it already.

    So there you go, get on with it and do your worst.

    And no it has nothing to do with my splendid culinary skills I demonstrated to a generaly uncaring and uneducated group of troops on the other side of the demarcation line called the hotplate.
     
  2. Hi there,

    I was diagnosed type 2 while at Chilwell for Telic 9. I was discharged at the end of the Chilwell phase, but was told by the CMO that once my condition was controlled that I could serve on a tour. Once back at my unit was told by the PSAO from the Adj that I would not deploy again....
    Being a gobsh**te I wrote to the CMO at Chilwell and received the info that If I can get my blood to normal levels for a period of 8 weeks prior to attendingg Chilwell I can be upgraded to P3 and allowed to go on tour. But I cannot serve as frontline Infantry. This is manly to allow for taking of prescription and getting regular meals. Although this seems to me to be a small price to pay as almost every location on Herrick seems to be getting action, so I don't think that i'll miss out!!!!!

    My civi doc is very proactive and has changed my meds to allow me to hopefully go out on Herrick in May. But if a problem does hit I can also join a FP coy from our sister TA battalion who are off to Basrah in November. As a chef the meals bit is ok, so so long as you keep your blood sugar controlled you should be ok.

    Hope this helps and puts your mind at rest. Don't allow people who know nothing of your condition fob you off, if need be go higher up the chain or do as I did seek advice from the man at Chilwell.....

    Good Luck!!!!!
     
  3. Hi there,

    I was diagnosed type 2 while at Chilwell for Telic 9. I was discharged at the end of the Chilwell phase, but was told by the CMO that once my condition was controlled that I could serve on a tour. Once back at my unit was told by the PSAO from the Adj that I would not deploy again....
    Being a gobsh**te I wrote to the CMO at Chilwell and received the info that If I can get my blood to normal levels for a period of 8 weeks prior to attendingg Chilwell I can be upgraded to P3 and allowed to go on tour. But I cannot serve as frontline Infantry. This is mainly to allow for taking of prescription and getting regular meals. Although this seems to me to be a small price to pay as almost every location on Herrick seems to be getting action, so I don't think that i'll miss out!!!!!

    My civi doc is very proactive and has changed my meds to allow me to hopefully go out on Herrick in May. But if a problem does hit I can also join a FP coy from our sister TA battalion who are off to Basrah in November. As a your a chef the meals bit is ok, so so long as you keep your blood sugar controlled you should be ok.

    Hope this helps and puts your mind at rest. Don't allow people who know nothing of your condition fob you off, if need be go higher up the chain or do as I did seek advice from the man at Chilwell.....

    Good Luck!!!!!
     
  4. OK Slop Jockey

    Type two is the new name for Adult Onset / Mature Onset Diabetes.
    It is a chronic illness that will not really disrupt your life (it will rule your life for 6 to 12 months until you fully come to terms with it - then you will be in control again)

    Your pancreas does not produce a great deal of insulin now - hence the need for you to take tablets to encourage it a little.

    No doubt youve been downgraded to P7 - you could make it back up to P3 but no higher (you will be doing the same job on tour as you will in UK)

    Diabetes care is an equilateral triangle - you get three things in balance and that makes the job of life easy

    1. Medication - taken as prescribed (dont 'forget to take for a few days')

    2. Diet - Low fat High roughage diet - cut out sweets, cakes, sugar etc
    Be aware of hidden sugars in tinned veg etc.

    3. Exercise - good level of exercise will help you maintain good blood sugar levels.

    Not many med centres will have diabetes specialist nurses, you can ask to be referred to your local NHS Hospital service specialist. Theyll look after you

    British Diabetic Assosciation have a good website, and if you join they'll send youo out a magazine every month

    PM me is you have any specific questions

    Diabetes is not a life stopper - you just need to alter your lifestyle a little :applaud: