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Fasting blood levels

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by Peadair O Brionn, Jun 27, 2019.

  1. Peadair O Brionn

    Peadair O Brionn Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    My fbg in the mornings are quite higher recently been used to readings between 5.0 and 5.7 for a while but they have been reading around 6 to 6.5 for the last few mornings . Hardly any carbs being eaten in the day . Can anyone shed light on this . Does to much protein produce glucose I eat a lot of cheese and meat and creamy coffee along with eggs and nuts . Just need to understand what’s going on so I can remedy this . I know it’s DP but I’m having a creamy coffee and a lump of cheddar before bed about 10 pm
     
  2. Member496333

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    Protein is mildly insulinogenic and can cause elevated fasting glucose in those who are very insulin resistant or just unlucky. So possibly yes.
     
  3. Peadair O Brionn

    Peadair O Brionn Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    But I’ve been basically been eating the same stuff most days for ages . Things have been great until the last week or so . . I might try having a fast between brekkie and dinner see what happens . Just so peeed off when you see 6s after months of 5s . I know there’s people with s lot higher that say . I wish I had 6.1 or 6.4 but I’m just not used to seeing them anymore
     
  4. Member496333

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    Sure thing. Sometimes these things happen. Could be multifactorial. Could be something as simple as your body fighting an unseen infection. I wouldn’t be too disheartened in the medium term. We’ve all been there :)
     
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  5. LindsayJane

    LindsayJane Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I've been seeing FBGs in 5, 6 and up to 7 recently with no apparent reason. 16 hour fast every day, carbs rarely above 20g and nothing changed with my usual eating routine just pesky higher BG readings! The last 2 days though I have had very low calorie intake (>1000) having extended my fasting in preparation for blood tests - that seems to have done it for me as my FBG is now back in the 4s. Might be worth try?
     
  6. Peadair O Brionn

    Peadair O Brionn Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Cheers for the reply bud . Needed a bit of reassurance
     
  7. Peadair O Brionn

    Peadair O Brionn Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks but long fasts not to good for me . I work in construction and need a bit of food in the day to keep me going .
     
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  8. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    How are you sleeping at the moment? That can impact morning numbers a nudge.
     
  9. Peadair O Brionn

    Peadair O Brionn Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the reply . Sleeping ok getting at least 6 to 7 hrs a night . I think I’ll give it a while and see what happens . It’s not as if I’m spiralling up . It comes down and by dinner time I’m about 5.0 . Just a bit unsettling coz you don’t want it staying at 6 or higher for the day
     
  10. Peadair O Brionn

    Peadair O Brionn Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Might have to resort to a little single malt before bed . No bad thing that though .
     
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