1. Get the Diabetes Forum App for your phone - available on iOS and Android.
    Dismiss Notice
  2. Guest, we'd love to know what you think about the forum! Take the Diabetes Forum Survey 2017 »
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Find support, ask questions and share your experiences. Join the community »

pre-diabetes, fasting blood sugars.

Discussion in 'Prediabetes' started by catherinecherub, Jan 4, 2017.

  1. Jamesuk9

    Jamesuk9 Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    330
    Likes Received:
    273
    Trophy Points:
    63
    5.9 and then 6.7 half hour after getting up..... I have a stupid liver too....
     
    • Like Like x 1
  2. phonic2k

    phonic2k Other · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    225
    Likes Received:
    158
    Trophy Points:
    63
    4.9@8:20am. Not tested for a while, but still seems ok.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  3. Alison Campbell

    Alison Campbell Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    266
    Likes Received:
    165
    Trophy Points:
    83
    7.8
     
    • Like Like x 1
  4. kumera

    kumera Prediabetes · Active Member

    Messages:
    33
    Likes Received:
    35
    Trophy Points:
    38
    You've probably tried this, but an evening snack before bed has helped me get the FBG down. Peanutbutter on brown ricecracker worked for me, but only if my evening BG was low
     
    • Useful Useful x 1
  5. kumera

    kumera Prediabetes · Active Member

    Messages:
    33
    Likes Received:
    35
    Trophy Points:
    38
    6.1 7am, but after evening out with steak, mushroom sauce and.. chips. Potatoes usually spikes me like crazy. 3hrs after meal 7.4, might be the combination of highfat, protein and carbs..
     
    • Like Like x 3
  6. Jamesuk9

    Jamesuk9 Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    330
    Likes Received:
    273
    Trophy Points:
    63
    It will be the spuds, they are deadly.
     
  7. kumera

    kumera Prediabetes · Active Member

    Messages:
    33
    Likes Received:
    35
    Trophy Points:
    38
    You're right. I used to have very little potato and the next morning my FBG would be between around 8 so I cut them out completely. Just testing it out for the first time in 4 months last night, so 6.1 is actually pretty good for me :)
     
    • Like Like x 2
  8. Juicetin

    Juicetin Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    228
    Likes Received:
    186
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Funny but I already have exactly this...peanut butter on brown rice cracker, what a coincidence
     
    • Funny Funny x 1
  9. Alison Campbell

    Alison Campbell Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    266
    Likes Received:
    165
    Trophy Points:
    83
    6.9
     
    • Like Like x 2
  10. Juicetin

    Juicetin Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    228
    Likes Received:
    186
    Trophy Points:
    63
    5.9
     
    • Like Like x 2
  11. phonic2k

    phonic2k Other · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    225
    Likes Received:
    158
    Trophy Points:
    63
    4.8 Fasting, 4.8 2 hours after breakfast, and have a guess... 4.8 after lunch. I expected the last one to be low due to doing some cardio today, but interesting how they are all the same today.
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Winner Winner x 1
  12. Jamesuk9

    Jamesuk9 Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    330
    Likes Received:
    273
    Trophy Points:
    63
    5.8 today. Been using MySugr to track for 5 days, telling me A1C approx 5.3, Deviation +/- 0.5 most days and according to my meter, averaging 5.9 over the last 500 readings.
     
    • Like Like x 4
  13. phonic2k

    phonic2k Other · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    225
    Likes Received:
    158
    Trophy Points:
    63
    To get the A1C percentage from your average blood glucose of 5.9, you can use this formula for example: 5.9*18+46.7/28.7 = 5.32 AIC: 5.32%(or the new IFCC method: 34.6). You should be happy with that.

    I do that myself with Numbers(or Exel for PC) and use the formula to get the A1C over the weeks months. It's a good way of making sure you get no shock results.
     
    • Informative Informative x 1
  14. Jamesuk9

    Jamesuk9 Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    330
    Likes Received:
    273
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Thanks for that. I guess I gotta be happy with that as my last doctors A1C was 5.6 (38) last June.

    It's the damn fasting numbers overnight I am struggling with. They just don't want to budge.
     
  15. Alison Campbell

    Alison Campbell Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    266
    Likes Received:
    165
    Trophy Points:
    83
    7.2 yesterday and 6.8 today
     
    • Like Like x 1
  16. Juicetin

    Juicetin Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    228
    Likes Received:
    186
    Trophy Points:
    63
    I had a 5.5 yesterday and 5.8 today. I ate dinner 1.5 hours earlier each night. Problem is I have woken at 4am each morning ravenously hungry and couldn't get back to sleep.
     
    • Like Like x 4
  17. Jamesuk9

    Jamesuk9 Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    330
    Likes Received:
    273
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Funny you say that, I've noticed that too... I generally eat around 8-9pm and wake up pretty much at the same level I go to bed at and then 15 mins after getting up I get the dreaded liver dump.

    Last night I went to bed at 5.8, woke at 5.8, climbed to 6.4 then settled back at 5.8 an hour later.

    There was the odd occasion I've woken with 5.5, this was achieved by eating at 6pm as it happens as I was eating early at birthday party's both times.

    You're onto something here.
     
  18. Juicetin

    Juicetin Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    228
    Likes Received:
    186
    Trophy Points:
    63
    For the sake of hba1c this is undoubtedly best for me, but in reality it's not sustainable. I can't eat too early because of work and I hate being hungry all night.
     
  19. kumera

    kumera Prediabetes · Active Member

    Messages:
    33
    Likes Received:
    35
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Sunday 6.4 (slept in) today 5.9
     
    • Like Like x 1
  20. PreDiet

    PreDiet Prediabetes · Member

    Messages:
    20
    Likes Received:
    17
    Trophy Points:
    23
    5.2 this morning but was higher yesterday Finally learning the foods that are 'unsafe'
     
    • Like Like x 2
  • Meet the Community

    Find support, connect with others, ask questions and share your experiences with people with diabetes, their carers and family.

    Did you know: 7 out of 10 people improve their understanding of diabetes within 6 months of being a Diabetes Forum member. Get the Diabetes Forum App and stay connected on iOS and Android

    Grab the app!
  • Tweet with us

  • Like us on Facebook