Hypo alert

Gosh, I just had my first hypo for ages. Well, almost. It was coming up to lunchtime and when I got up to make it, I could feel the hypo starting to come on. I did myself a paella ready meal, which has the advantage that it microwaves in, like, 2 minutes flat.

But even as I was eating it, it kept falling off the fork, my hand was shaking.

I’m probably an hour later now and feel not just normal but well-fed. On top of the ready-meal I also had a bowl of no-adder-sugar-or-salt muesli.

In a way I’m glad I started having hypos again because it shows that I’m controlling my sugar down to normal-ish levels (in fact in this case to lower-than-normal levels). I’ll keep in my mind that I might need to reduce my insulin at some point.

Double Talk

On UK tv, they show a couple of regular politics programmes on a Thursday night. They’re on later than my bedtime these days, so I record them and usually watch them over the following few days. So I’m sitting here on Friday morning,before work, watching some Question Time.

One thing I notice is that many politicians are very good, when you mention cuts, at changing your frame of reference. “Such-and-such has been cut by 50%.” “We are spending £100m more.” So you’ve gone from talking about % to £. I saw Sajid Javid doing exactly the same thing, recently, so it is a deliberate tactic, I think.

To be clear, a cut of even 0.1% is still a cut – doesn’t matter how much money is involved. Because of inflation, you need to spend more money just to stand still.