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Posted: 05/11/2014 at 21:43

Has your daughter got a dedicated nurse to help her with it, if not, then you should approach her GP. I'm not an expert far from it, but GP's and the health authority are responsible for her care. Diabetes UK can help. Diabetes can be managed, but it takes vigilence and discipline. I know women who have been diagnosed with diabetes after pregnancy, have almost special needs especially when the demands of bringing up a child conflict with the needs of the mother. But help is available, you need to get your daughter to the GP as a matter of urgency. 

Sometimes GP's aren't very good at providing what patients need especially with Diabetes, I know, they did nothing for me, I had to do it myself.

Please try Diabetes UK first, they are extremely helpful, and will give you as much help as they can.

Ultimately though, unless there is an underlying undiagnosed condition, the patient must take responsibility for managing their condition.

Diet, exercise and regular monitoring are the foundations for managing diabetes.

This may sound harsh, but your daughter must think of her child as she will be the foundation of her child's future. 

Diabetes, means being responsible, not only to yourself but others. It is a manageable condition.



Posted: 05/11/2014 at 19:21

You don't say if your daughter has type 1 or type 2 diabetes, they are quite different and the need different treatment. I HAD type 2, but have managed to recover from it so it's possible, but discipline is the key to both conditions.

Talkback: How to store, freeze and dry your harvests

Posted: 05/11/2014 at 19:15

Soft fruit is best best frozen whole, dusted with sugar to form a light crust then frozen whole. Lemons and oranges do not freeze well the fibres break down on freezing, thus the resultant mush. This applies to all citrus fruit. Berries freeze well if frozen whole with a light dusting of sugar. Defrosting leaves all fruit mushy to a certain extent, that because the freezing process destroys the structural fibres in any plant. 

Vegetables blanch well, 2 mins max, then dunk into ice cold water to stop the cooking process, freeze straight away.

Peruvian Lily

Posted: 05/11/2014 at 14:25

They are hardy in the UK, alstromeria, is the more widely used name. Depending on variety they can be compact or absolutely invasive beasts. I'd keep it in an unheated GH over winter, see what you get later in the year and go from there.

squirrels and their cleverness

Posted: 05/11/2014 at 10:50

I could rent you out one of my cats, he's a very adept squirrel hunter, doesn't leave much behind either, just the odd tail!

Lemon Grass

Posted: 04/11/2014 at 19:46

Keep it where it is, bring it in if it gets really cold.

Honey Bees and Bonfires

Posted: 04/11/2014 at 19:45

20 - 30 ft. Even if it's cool, be safe as running from a beehive isn't fun, I've done it in a clients garden, trust me, it hurts!


Posted: 04/11/2014 at 19:42

It's usual to lift dahlia's and turn them upside down to drain off excess moisture from the tubers. The only trouble with leaving them in pots is that they can rot fairly quickly. I'd lift them, brush them off, the frost we will be having will kill off the top growth, turn them upside down for a week or so and then store them over winter in dry compost/ sand/paper bags and start them off in spring. It's better than losing them. Even in GH over winter, rot is the main cause of losing tubers.

squirrels and their cleverness

Posted: 04/11/2014 at 18:57

Shotgun Bookertoo! Sorry a non native tree rat introduced by the Victorians. You have my commiserations. 

Winter 2014/15

Posted: 04/11/2014 at 09:25

That was the Daily Express a forecaster with with a 0% accuracy rating!

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