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Fasting blood sugar this morning is 6.2

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by biren1973, Nov 8, 2020.

  1. biren1973

    biren1973 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    No matter how low carbs I eat in the night, the next day morning reading for my blood sugar is always 6.2. I take one Metformin in a day and that's too after dinner. Is 6.2 high in the morning??

    Appreciate your comments.

    Regards
     
  2. Abz1

    Abz1 · Newbie

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    Wow I would love to be at 6.2 mine is extremely high I have no idea how to bring it down

    Could you kindly explain what your diet includes please x
     
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  3. OB87

    OB87 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Mine is 6.2 today and is usually in the 6s. I have had some in the 4s and I've noticed that those readings seem to be when I have my dinner early the night before (5-6pm). Most times I eat quite late. There is a thread on this forum where people say what their fasting level is and a lot of them are in the 6s so probably quite average
     
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  4. biren1973

    biren1973 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi

    Thanks for your comments. I actually eat less carbs. Last night I had cabbage shallow fry with little bit oil, plus peas chat ( Peas + oil+ onions+ ginger+ tomatoes) + hemp protein powder ( as I am vegan) . I also do 14 hours of intermittent fasting ( from 6:30pm to 8:30am) followed by yoga , (sometimes meditation) plus sometimes breathing exercises before breakfast and 5k steps walk most of the days after breakfast.

    But I haven't measured my readings during the day, so don't know how bg position during the days.

    I am now preparing a low carbs diet timetable which may further help.

    I thought BG in the morning should be 5.4 or less, am I right?

    I am trying to stop taking Metformin and adapt a functional medicine with life style changes.

    Regards
     
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  5. EllieM

    EllieM Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Many T2s find that their fasting reading is the last to come down when they adopt a low carb approach. Your liver helpfully dumps out sugar first thing in the morning to help you go out and hunt mammoths (or whatever) and as a T2 your insulin resistance means that that sugar can be just a little too much to cope with. (Though 6 is still in normal range, a non diabetic would probably be 4 or 5).
     
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  6. Abz1

    Abz1 · Newbie

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    That’s great, I believe darling early evening as your last meal gives you good readings x
     
  7. Abz1

    Abz1 · Newbie

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    I think I need to introduce intermittent fasting and have a low carb diet I’m really bad with diets so I tend to use the treadmill off still my readings are sky high... walking like yourself is proven to reduce sugars I lack in motivation yo be honest that’s why I joined here to get a kick start x

    I’m also afraid if I do intermittent fasting I will lose hair
     
  8. Estragon

    Estragon · Well-Known Member

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    Howdy! What is extremely high? Are you T2?
     
  9. WAGR57

    WAGR57 Type 2 · Active Member

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    If you're average BG is 6.2 mmol/l for 3 months then your A1C would be around 5.5% or 35.
     
  10. RFSMarch

    RFSMarch Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I would say that is pretty good. My meters are set to between 4.0 & 7.8 which I would take as an ideal range but your mileage may vary.
    I don't panic if I flirt with 8.5 post prandial but if I remained consistently over that then I would probably trot to the GP just to check that things were not going awry. I know my Libre sensor starts to measure a little on the lower side towards the end of its 14 day life... but things usually come back into balance when a new one goes on.
     
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    wish mine was that good, since lockdown in March i'm around 13 every morning :D
     
  12. OrsonKartt

    OrsonKartt Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi - your morning numbers are ok, don’t beat yourself up about these but what about the numbers in the day. How high do you go and when ? I was DX 4 years ago and have been low carb / keto since then. My morning numbers are often in the 6’s I’m still finding out what really works for me. I find this changes for a few months one thing works well then not. This site is great - really great about general info but I figure you have to get to know your own body in a all new and scientific kind of way. It’s an ok thing to do . It’s a more than ok thing to do
     
  13. HSSS

    HSSS Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Look up dawn phenomenon. As explained about it’s your liver giving your breakfast. Unfortunately as a type 2 it doesn’t know when to stop and overdoes it somewhat. It’s vital to see what’s happening the rest of the day, before and 2 hrs after meals. Once the rest of the day is under control then slowly the morning fasting will improve. It is still often the worst one of the day for me. There’s lots of theories about what will help. It seems very personal and I haven’t found the answer after 2 yrs. I’m usually in the 6’s first thing. Hb1ac consistently at the bottom end of prediabetic. Could it be better . Yes. Could it be worse? Hell yes.
     
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  14. LaoDan

    LaoDan Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    My last a1c was 5.1, fasting was 7.2 lol . I’m sure the high morning reading is stress related, I’m pretty high strung.

    I quit testing the morning numbers... because I think it’s related to my coffee addiction, and I’m just not ready to give that up
     
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