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Are there any carbs in fresh air?

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by adrian207, Dec 16, 2014.

  1. adrian207

    adrian207 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    The reason I'm asking is because this morning I registered a 7.0 before brekky then had a cup of tea, no sugar no sweeteners. Got washed and dressed and walked to town and back, approximately 3 1/2 - 4 miles. Monitored myself again after 2 1/2 hrs and I get a reading of 7.4 :bigtears: How can that be? Last thing I had to eat was my tea last night and after tea I was 5.4. Watch out for the air you breathe Toxic-Waste-toxic-waste-mask-smiley-emoticon-000608-facebook.gif
     

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  2. zand

    zand Type 2 · Expert

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    Did you have milk in your tea? Or you may be one of those people like myself whose BG's always seem to go up after exercise. :(
     
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    adrian207 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yep, skimmed milk. or is it the water?:yuck:
     
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    CarbsRok Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I suffer quite badly from FOG (foot on ground) as soon as I surface and one toe hits the deck my blood sugar will start to rise.
    Lucky for me I have a pump so can set my basals to stop the problem. Which obviously does't help you.
     
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    zand Type 2 · Expert

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    lol yeh I was assuming, it was a late breakfast like mine normally is!
     
  6. adrian207

    adrian207 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Now that's a damned good question....................
    answer................nothing, just a cup of tea with no sugar, no sweeteners and skimmed milk.:confused:
     
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    Daibell LADA · Master

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    Hi. Exercise can cause unpredictable short-term sugar rises. I guess it's the liver trying to do it's job by dumping some glucose?
     
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    CarbsRok Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Sorry I edited my reply out as reread your post again. I read it as tested before breakfast then had a cuppa after.
     
  9. adrian207

    adrian207 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    A reading of 7.0 is high for me first thing in the morning, so decided to try and reduce it by having no brek and doing my normal morning walk.

    " I guess it's the liver trying to do it's job by dumping some glucose?" would that be a good or bad thing? Still learning:confused:
     
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    sanguine Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I would say that was your liver contributing glucose assuming that the walking exercise would be continuing and you needed more energy. You have to train them you know, but it's like training cats and I haven't got mine under full control yet.

    PS especially if you had no breakfast.
     
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    zand Type 2 · Expert

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    Well that explains a lot then. No hope for me if my liver is behaving like a cat. I hate cats. I guess it knows that already.;)
     
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    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
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    In the absence of food your liver will provide the energy you need for the morning ahead, this is where the term 'breakfast' comes from as it is breaking the fast, I'm a type 1 and if I don't eat breakfast my bg levels can be in double figures 2 hours after waking.
     
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    linda321 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    My BS usually goes up 3 or 4 mmol/l after 50 mins exercise class at the gym.
     
  14. zand

    zand Type 2 · Expert

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    Yes mine goes up after any type of exercise regardless of whether I have eaten or not.
     
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    AlexMBrennan Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I'd be worried if there were carbs in the air because you'd be at an imminent risk of a dust explosion.
     
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    Alasdair Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    you went up by 0.4. That's not a lot at all when you allow some wiggle room for meter accuracy / clean hands etc. I think it needs to be put into perspective.
     
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    carty Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    My liver thinks that I am on the point of starvation every morning How can I train it to think otherwise :banghead:
    CAROL
     
  18. sanguine

    sanguine Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Some people have reduced their DP by having a small snack before bed (a little cheese or some nuts). My DP seemed to go once I habitually had protein for breakfast (eggs, bacon) instead of cereal and toast pre-diagnosis. I guess the body adapts (I was going to say 'learn' although the liver seems to be quite intelligent ...).
     
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    Clivethedrive Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi , strange as it may seam....eat small regular snacks and have a small snack just as you go to bed , this keeps your liver busy and will even things out:))
     
  20. izzzi

    izzzi Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi,@zand Saw this the other day, and as you don't like cats neither does this lady now.
    Hope it does not upset you, Just a good reason to be careful :)
    Viewer Video: Cat attacks woman in the snow - YouTube
     
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