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First few days testing

Discussion in 'Newly Diagnosed' started by Paulm80, Sep 10, 2019 at 8:42 AM.

  1. Paulm80

    Paulm80 · Well-Known Member

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    So started testing Sunday not constantly but keeping a eye on things
    Sunday after breakfast 5.3
    Sunday early eve 4.3
    Yesterday before tea 5.3
    Two hours after tea 5.9
    Happy with that so far however.....
    This morning before breakfast 6.8!
    What’s that all about?
     
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    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    Good numbers on the whole Paul, well done! The first thing in the morning reading is the last to come down because of dawn phenomenon, have a read here about it:
    https://www.diabetes.co.uk/blood-glucose/dawn-phenomenon.html
    If you are working on your diet etc... then the morning numbers will follow suit, they just take a bit longer than the rest.
     
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  3. Paulm80

    Paulm80 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks that would explain it then, need to try and eat earlier I guess , I’m never ready for tea until 8-8.30 though!
     
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    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    I don’t eat til around 7-7.30pm, if I were in your shoes keep with your current meal times and wait to see if your morning readings come down anyway. Dawn phenomenon as I understand it is independent of mealtimes, it’s just your liver chucking out sugar to get your body ready for the day ahead, all perfectly normal, it’s just us type 2 can’t cope with that rush of glucose.
     
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  5. Paulm80

    Paulm80 · Well-Known Member

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    6.8 isn’t massively high anyway is it?
     
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    Caeseji Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Honestly not too high and it could be that your body and liver especially are used to a higher number so it's trying to get you back up there. Took a fair few months for me to be seeing 5's and 4's in a morning. Your postprandial numbers are looking great and your outside of mealtime numbers look great as well so I wouldn't worry too much, like the lovely @Rachox said it's the last number to come down and can be influenced by stress, sleep and so many other things.
     
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    Paulm80 · Well-Known Member

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    Cool thanks, just gonna stick to testing in the morning for now I reckon, far to disorganised to test multiple times a day
     
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    6.4 this morning after a experimental tea!
     
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