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BG better at 4.4 or 4.8?

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by charlie000, Apr 16, 2019.

  1. charlie000

    charlie000 · Well-Known Member

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    Is there a big difference of fasting BG of 4.4 and 4.8?

    What is considered the normal or best figure?

    Not the range but an actual figure...
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Master

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    Both pretty good and to be honest could well be the exact same reading allowing for meter variance.. i.e. 4.6 could show up as 4.4 or 4.8
    I'd be very happy with either reading try to stay sub- 6 mmol/l at all times.
     
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    charlie000 · Well-Known Member

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    My BG has been at 4.4 - 4.8 on the meter. Fasting has been either 4.4 or 4.8

    2 hours after eating it’s been 4.6

    3 hours after 4.4

    Just trying to get an understanding
     
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    charlie000 · Well-Known Member

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    What’s a normal non diabetic figure?
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Master

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    All those are great results you have made huge improvements in a very short time. Well done and just keep on doing what you have been.
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Master

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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Master

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    FBG is notoriously hard to "control"
    It took 6 months of low carbing and intermittent fasting before mine got anywhere near "normal" and my diagnosis HbA1c was "only" 87 mmol/m. If you are int the 4-5 range thats perfect. You're not taking any meds I think?
     
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    charlie000 · Well-Known Member

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    No meds at all. Since LCHF haven’t even gone near my inhalers out of need just habit

    But had to use an allergy pill after eating too much egg on LCHF.
     
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    charlie000 · Well-Known Member

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    Is a Fasting BG more important than pre as post eating?

    I will continue and get better.

    Sorry to ask so many questions but I am absolutely clueless. Didn’t even know how A1C works until 2 weeks ago.
     
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  11. Rachox

    Rachox Other · Type 2 - well controlled. Moderator.
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    I’m always happy if fasting is lower than 5.5, and like @bulkbiker , I like all other readings to be below 6 although it is rare that I see readings above 5.5 these days. Your numbers look excellent!
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Master

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    Ask away no problem..
    FBG is just there, it is what it is, and although some people have come up with some ideas on how to control it I'm not convinced that they are especially effective for everyone. I record it but tend not to stress about it.
    Pre and 2 hour post meal readings are great for assessing what foods help and which hinder progress so in the early days are worth measuring. As you get used to eating low carb then your usual meals will require less testing providing carbs don't start to slip in...
     
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    I am saving all my logs of BG since March. Will post when I go for my A1C
     
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    One issue I have is family and friends telling my to get that breakfast in. I’m mad if I don’t. Same with cream.

    I’ve never been the one to tell anyone how to eat. I did tell a friend once on a meal out that her mock fail was just a sugar fix, she went ms because I kept saying it lol...
     
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    Rachox Other · Type 2 - well controlled. Moderator.
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    I record all my readings in MySugr app. It gives an estimated HbA1c once you have input enough data. It is only an estimate and does differ slightly from my official HbA1c, but is a good guide if my level is trending up or down.
     
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    Yes that’s what I’m using
     
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    I haven't had breakfast in 3 1/2 years...except for a week on hols when the hotel had a b&b package so I skipped lunch instead!
     
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    How accurate is the A1C on there?
     
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    Do you have anything at all in morning
     
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    Start the day with a mug of tea with full fat lactofree milk (fewer carbs) then move onto a pot of coffee with double cream (just having my first one of those.. 2 mugs per pot 1 tablespoon of cream in each). That lasts me until early afternoon when I might eat something if hungry ...if not just have dinner.
     
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