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Phew... Today’s Bloods....

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by Estragon, Feb 17, 2021.

  1. Estragon

    Estragon · Well-Known Member

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    I’ve been anxious all day:

    7.4 @ 6am
    7.7 @ 9am
    7.7 @ 2pm
    5.8 @ 4pm

    Amazing how that last figure has changed my “mood”, almost joyous. Do others get that emotional lift?
     
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  2. MrsA2

    MrsA2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    yep!
    Any day that starts in the 4s is a brilliant day. Happened 3 times last year :)
     
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  3. Estragon

    Estragon · Well-Known Member

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    I wish, I’ve yet to experience this. However, I see for you they are also “rare” occasion, which makes me not to be so tough on myself. That doesn’t mean I won’t keep being carbo-vigilant, but be more understanding of my disease and not knock myself out about it. When I see others, who have very successful, sustaining results, I get anxious that I will never get there. But that’s me.

    @MrsA2 - Thank you for your open feedback, that’s allowed me to express my “deeper” understanding of myself.
     
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  4. Andydragon

    Andydragon Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    As has been said and you have seen, meters differ: people differ and Any day stress, food, random fluctuations will all impact what you read. What's important I think is your trends and perhaps how your hba1c maps as much as you can read it to against those trends

    You don't need to be hard on yourself, if you are reading 7s and your hba1c is okay on that meter then if you start, say, reading higher then that's when you might have a look to see what's changed
     
  5. MrsA2

    MrsA2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    My average over past month is 6.2
    I mostly measure first thing in the morning, and occasionally after new or carby food.
    Yes 4s make me happy all day but they are very rare and I have no idea why they sometimes appear.
    Likewise I have no idea why my fbg has been steadily but slowly increasing for 14 straight days now. I did wonder if it was weather related (snow) as nothing else has changed.;)
    It is indeed a strange and individual condition. I think factors we haven't even discovered yet come into play
     
  6. Estragon

    Estragon · Well-Known Member

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    Understood - I'd like to see what a non-Diab is getting over this period?

    Once agaain thanks for your positive contribution to my thread - it's good to share our experiences. I'm going to bed on a 6.3, see what the morning brings.
     
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