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Freestyle Libre teaching me sooo much about my T2 and RH

Discussion in 'Reactive Hypoglycemia' started by Brunneria, Dec 19, 2015.

  1. AndBreathe

    AndBreathe I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    :bookworm: Respec' Doc Colvin (as the young, cool dudes used to say....).
     
  2. Brunneria

    Brunneria Other · Guru

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    Very wise.
    Wait til I post a screen shot of my graph tomorrow and you may not want one ever again!
     
  3. andcol

    andcol I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member
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    you can thank @Indy51 for pointing that info out in one of her links to papers.
     
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  4. Brunneria

    Brunneria Other · Guru

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    Thank you @Indy51

    You are an internet data repository unto yourself.
    I always try and follow up your links, but must have missed that one.
     
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  5. Brunneria

    Brunneria Other · Guru

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    I didn't even know there was such a test!
    I must say that this isn't the first time I have had unexpected HbA1c results. I reduced the carbs (av. 30g less a day) and the HbA1c didn't shift at all (this was a couple of years ago).

    So maybe I am just one of those people where the test isn't particularly reliable.
     
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  6. Indy51

    Indy51 Type 2 · Expert

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    Yes Indy your correct I remember it now.
    D.
     
  8. AndBreathe

    AndBreathe I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    Did someone ( @Brunneria ) say there'd be a graph?
     
  9. Brunneria

    Brunneria Other · Guru

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    lol.
    Yes indeed, and it is developing nicely.
    (the mince pies were delicious!)
    The graph should show the full horror by about 9.30 I think, so I will post after that.
     
  10. AndBreathe

    AndBreathe I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    Phew - At least you could enjoy the torture you are enduring, on our behalf. ;)
     
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  11. Brunneria

    Brunneria Other · Guru

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    .... Drumroll ...

    [​IMG]

    2 delicious mince pies, dusted with icing sugar (and a garnish of 6 blueberries)

    [​IMG]

    Total rise from approx 5 to 9.7 mmol/l in a little over 2.5 hours (total rise 4.7)
    If i had tested at 1 hr, i would have got approx 7.5
    At 2 hrs it was about 8.5
    The lovely double cream must have slowed the peak.

    Obviously, everything would have been fine without the blueberries. ;)

    I should have let the drop develop fully before posting but i was too hungry, only having had the 2 little beauties since lunch, and ate something which ended the experiment.
    :)

    Think i have had enough of experiments for a few days. It is going to be a very LC xmas, and I am looking forward to every bite.
     
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  12. andcol

    andcol I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member
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    So what was the max it peak at - difficult to see on that graph.
     
  13. Brunneria

    Brunneria Other · Guru

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    9.7, i think. That was the highpoint that i zapped.

    Oh, and i am guessing the mince pies were 70-80 g carbs. They are a small 'artisan' brand so they dont have the nutritional breakdown.
     
  14. AndBreathe

    AndBreathe I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    Is that from a scan or data dump? For peaks I always look at the data dump.

    Nice mince pies. :)
     
  15. Brunneria

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    Haven't done a data dump. I am delaying the full data mining til after xmas. :D
     
  16. AndBreathe

    AndBreathe I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    Is that like saving the best/worst present until last? :eek::eek:
     
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  17. andcol

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    Well interestingly your body controlled the rate at which the glucose was released into your system. It stopped you going to high so that is a real success point. So now all we need to know is how much insulin did you produce to do it? Do you have a gadget for that?
     
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  18. Brunneria

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    I think it is the fat does that.

    I should repeat the experient with no cream. But even then, there is a fair amount of fat in the pastry and the mincemeat. A lot of pastry is around 50% fat.

    I do know that the graph is higher and steeper and drops quicker with no fat to slow things a bit. :)
    If only!!!
     
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  19. DeejayR

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    Mrs DeeJay, who hardly ever cooks anything, made some excellent mince pies last night, so in solidarity I had one with my peanut butter/chocolate mug cake and cream. It seemed very sweet by comparison, but then so many things seem sweet these days. Apparently.
    I didn't test since I've accidentally on purpose run out of strips over Christmas, and anyway you did the job for both of us, so double thanks.
    Happy Christmas everyone, btw.
     
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  20. hankjam

    hankjam Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    NIce work @Brunneria. thanks for the link and the science.
     
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