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Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by shez, Nov 10, 2017.

  1. shez

    shez · Active Member

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    Really confused had bacon egg and mushroom at 12.30 before sugars were 7.3 2 hours later 7.1 checked them again at 6 5.8 had to go out so haven't eaten since lunch just checked them before my dinner at 7.55 and I am getting 9s why ?
     
  2. mayoburt

    mayoburt Type 2 · Active Member

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    Maybe because you have gone so long without food
     
  3. shez

    shez · Active Member

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    Can that cause them to rise
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Expert

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    Have you tried washing your hand and re-testing.. could be a rogue reading.
     
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  5. miszu

    miszu Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Im not an expert about T2s, but my t2 grandma tends to go high when she doesnt eat for long... But when I get unexpected highs I always go wash my hands and retest. Hope ur okay. X
     
  6. mayoburt

    mayoburt Type 2 · Active Member

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    I have noticed myself if I go too long in between meals my sugars tend to rise but everyone is different
     
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  7. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    This is possibly due to liver dump. The liver receives messages that blood glucose levels are falling because you havn't eaten for a long time (just as when we have been asleep) and dumps glucose from its reserves into the bloodstream to use as fuel.
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Expert

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    Which is a good thing as it helps to clear out the excess glucose held in the liver..
     
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  9. shez

    shez · Active Member

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    Tried the washing my hands and using the other hand so I guess I haven't eaten enough should of grabbed a snack before I went out
     
  10. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Aye, it's a bit like the housekeeping, darn thing needs to be tidied up every day.
     
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    Rachox Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Also, what were you doing while you were out? Anything stressful, stuck in a traffic jam or fighting your way around Friday night crowds in Tesco?! I find stress puts my sugars up :confused::shifty::meh:
     
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    Boo1979 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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  13. shez

    shez · Active Member

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    I was freezing waiting for the children in need rickshaw challenge bike to arrive in town live on the one show
    I didn't think we would be out as long as we were
     
  14. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    You needed that glucose then!
     
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