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Just A Bit About How I Am Doing

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by srobertson06, Aug 26, 2016.

  1. srobertson06

    srobertson06 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I went for my fasting blood test yesterday morning, my doctor always wants me to have a fasting blood test as I have never yet had just a HbA1c. This time was 9 vials of blood, the arm aches - but glad it is done and by the end of next week I should know how well I have done over the last three months.
    I do test and for the most part I have kept the levels below the 8.0 so I am hoping that is good enough or my carbs tolerance level is going to have to be reduced further....
    I found the other week that I got into the pit fall of wanting my blood glucose levels to be lower than I am able to get them and was reminded on this site that it is not a competition and we are all different - it was what I needed and I am doing my best to be more focused on what is right for me.
    Currently I take 2 x 500mg Metformin each morning with 1 x Sitagliptin (sorry cannot remember the dose) and then 2 more Metformin each evening.
    I do wish I could say I have found the right foods for me, I know some of them but I am still looking for a good evening meal that I am happy with, reading recipes to try and help myself.
    Well enough from me for now, I wish you all a happy weekend.
     
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  2. Squire Fulwood

    Squire Fulwood Type 2 · Expert

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    I am intrigued. Nine vials of blood? Let us know the results when you get them.
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Nine is a lot.. I think they usually do 4 when I have mine..
     
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    Prem51 Type 2 · Expert

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    What's the difference between a fasting blood test and an HbA1c test then? I am due to have my 12 month HbA1c test next Thursday and was told it was a fasting test. Every fasting test I've had before has only taken one vial of blood.
     
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    ally1 Type 2 · Expert

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    When I first starting testing regular, I was very jealous of other members low results. At that time I was seeing it as a competition. I feel so stupid for thinking this. I have been type2 for just over 2 years now and my results are coming down and am over the moon. I still do get the odd few high readings but nowhere near where they were 2 years ago
     
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    Energize Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Ally1

    I know what you mean about automatically falling into 'compete' mode re BG levels. I have felt the same, ie, see someone's fantastic levels, feel my levels aren't good enough, so try to get them down. Personally, I think it is a human trait in most of us.

    Well done for getting your levels down. I can understand you feeling very pleased with yourself. It's a personal challenge, isn't it, especially when good control of BG levels tends to suggest less complications later? ;)

    Keep up the good work, eh? :)
     
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