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What was your fasting blood glucose? (with some chat)

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by NewdestinyX, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. Ixarix

    Ixarix Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I had a much better result just now, 6.8. I'm quite happy with that since it was coming in a bit higher the lately. As mentioned before my overall average has come down too. So I'm happy with how things are progressing. Hope everyone is having a good day.
     
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  2. pavlosn

    pavlosn Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I agree with the contents of your post, any tool that helps us in our effort to control diabetes is welcome.

    I merely posted my thoughts on these fbg threads and my reservations about them, which primarily relate to their use by newly diagnosed diabetics. More experienced diabetics propably know enough to not fall into the potential pitfalls I identified.

    My reservations relate to both threads. My post was not meant to compare the two or paint one more favorably than the other.

    There is more than one way for us to find a way to deal with diabetes. This variety of different approaches (even if really variations on a theme) presents one with more options and as such is to be welcomed.

    At the end of the day what counts is staying healthy. What we use to achieve this is not the main issue.

    Best regards

    Pavlos
     
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  3. shoesy24

    shoesy24 Type 2 · Active Member

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    9.2....! For a week now Whats the target realistically for type 2? Should i start with say..lower than 8.5?
     
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  4. karen8967

    karen8967 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    well said pavlos i totally agree with you :):D
     
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  5. Granny_grump_

    Granny_grump_ Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi everyone
    Late due to blood test at hospital for gout,
    BG this morning 6.0
    BG this afternoon 5.4. K
     
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  6. heavyd

    heavyd Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes thanks Granny
     
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  7. debrasue

    debrasue Type 2 · Expert

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    I totally agree - but I'm hoping if I'm a little harder on myself, then my life may be a little longer! :)
     
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  8. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Expert

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    A 7.7 this morning. My sleeping is so weird of late. Walking up shattered. Little one back in my bed til spring. Very conscious of possible waking him when I turn over. He had night terrors but gone since he's in my bed again. A decent trade off as he's enjoying school more.
    Bgs are affected but he has to come first til more help is available. Psychology services are a huge support with bariatric surgery preparation and longterm therafter thinking.
    I saw on news last night that stigma behind bariatric surgery is putting 'ill' patients off from seeking the right help for their medical needs. What a funny society we live in! A specialist for my health going forward strongly recommended it to me. I knew I couldnt run away from my part in fixing my obesity problem.
    I wish I could hug every single person who is afraid to make that decision. Fear is such a distructive emotion. Be free.
     
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  9. karen8967

    karen8967 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    couldnt agree with you more ickihun x ;)
     
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  10. Mbaker

    Mbaker Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I really like this post, I think all of your points are well made and thought provoking.

    I have lowish fbg and get a dawn phenomenon slightly later. I also think post prandial is very important as for me it is likely this is what the body runs at for longer, so is probably closer to what the HbA1c will be (definitely in my case).

    I found the journey and lower readings of some inspirational and I hope those who run higher numbers do also, but fear as you point out this may not be the case for some. When some have had higher numbers than normal people wade in with support and encouragement which makes my journey easier and that of the recipient.
     
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  11. karen8967

    karen8967 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Good afternoon mr d i should hope you wont be stepping out in ftont of any
     
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  12. Prem51

    Prem51 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I don't think you should set targets. Your liver won't understand or achieve them. Just work on reducing your bs levels, it does take time and patience, but you will get there.
    As is often said on here, this is a marathon not a sprint.
     
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  13. callyandy

    callyandy Type 2 · Expert

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    I know the intelligence part of that statement is rubbish!!!:meh: Self-restraint.. Now you may have a point there;):D
     
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  14. shoesy24

    shoesy24 Type 2 · Active Member

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    Thanks I get that. The marathon thing. Just thought with weight loss- a small achievable targets rather than a lot.

    I get good numbers in evening and before bed in the 5 and 6s. So its frustrating.

    What time does one have dinner? I Have to incorporate it with bedtime routine with my 2 yr old.
     
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  15. Freema

    Freema Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    preferably lower than 7.5.


    http://www.phlaunt.com/diabetes/14045678.php

    reduce your level of carbs and you will see it lowering
     
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    #15875 Freema, Oct 12, 2017 at 10:28 PM
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  16. shoesy24

    shoesy24 Type 2 · Active Member

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    Great thanks Freema.
     
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  17. pavlosn

    pavlosn Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG]

    Good morning all

    At 04:30 5,2 mmol/l.

    Started taking metformin again last night.

    Now waiting for it to get a bid lighter to start on morning walk.

    Have a great Friday!

    Pavlos

    Update: down to 4,9 before breakfast after 5km morning walk

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  18. AM1874

    AM1874 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Morning folks .. 4.6 at 04.30 .. weather's better today, just hope the golf is :happy::happy:
     
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  19. Diabeticliberty

    Diabeticliberty · Well-Known Member

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    Aujourd'hui est vendredi et je déborde de joie. J'espère que vous êtes tous aussi. After a wobbly old evening and night where my blood sugars flatly refused to behave themselves and would not go above 2mmols I went through the usual silly stuff none of which had much effect. Eventually I got the better of it and have woken this morning with blood sugars of 9 mmols. Like a feller once said diabetes can ge a hole in the boat. A kick in the head. May you all have a high old Friday and most bodacious weekend.
     
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  20. karen8967

    karen8967 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    7.4 @5.45 its friday yay have a great weekend im off to my grandsons 3rd birthday party tomorrow happy days
     
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