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High fasting blood glucose level

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by Shelly47, May 5, 2020.

  1. Shelly47

    Shelly47 Type 2 · Member

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    Hello.
    I am on metformin and vipidia for T2D.
    My yearly check up has not taken place due to covid-19.
    My fasting BG was 11.9 this morning. Should I contact my GP?
    Thanks
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    What is it usually?
     
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  3. Shelly47

    Shelly47 Type 2 · Member

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    I don't test regularly, just now and then. (meter borrowed from a family member)
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    I would suggest that you start testing regularly.
    You'll then get to see some trends and maybe modify what you eat.
    A single reading is pretty meaningless to be honest.
     
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    samadc · Newbie

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    Does blood sugar rise in fasting during Ramadan inspite of you not eating for over 14 hours
     
  6. Shelly47

    Shelly47 Type 2 · Member

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    I have just watched your video. Very inspirational. Thank you
     
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    Jus455 Type 2 · Active Member

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    Was the Metformin taken at night or the or the previous morning. It makes a difference when it's taken and if it's extended release

    Metformin HCL should be taken at night, with food. Elizabeth Halprin, MD, clinical director of adult diabetes at Boston's Joslin Diabetes Center, explains why timing metformin HCL with the evening meal is so important. "In normal physiology, a person's liver often makes glucose overnight," she says. "So, it's not uncommon for a person to go to bed with a good blood glucose level and wake up with a higher one because their liver has been releasing sugar [all night]."
     
  8. JoKalsbeek

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

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    It can. Your liver will dump glucose to help give you some energy if you're not eating, so your fasting blood glucose can still be high. Good news though: your liver is dumping what's been stored, depleting those stores... So that's not bad at all.
     
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    JoKalsbeek Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    I'm with Bulk here, you need to test more often. And fasting doesn't say all that much, as that's down to what you're liver is doing, not an indication of what your body does with what you've been eating. Test before a meal and 2 hours after the first bite, and you're aiming for a rise of no more than 2.0 mmol/l. https://josekalsbeek.blogspot.com/2019/11/the-nutritional-thingy.html should help with picking the right foods... Good luck!
    Jo
     
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