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pre-diabetes, fasting blood sugars.

Discussion in 'Prediabetes' started by catherinecherub, Jan 4, 2017.

  1. Pasha

    Pasha Prediabetes · Expert

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    Are you using the same brand electrodes/test sticks and from the same box/container.? Eating at the same hour, same protein sources ie animal origin or vegetable origin. Maybe you are eating close to your upper limit of prorein intake?.

    Sometimes I experience some differences , but all within the allowed limits of accuracy for home testing glucometers .

    I need to be be VERY VERY strict with macronutrient control to maintain good and stable BG readings.
     
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    Sapien Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Same meter and strip type. I have a new package of strips but was still getting lower reading when I first opened the package. I have another meter that I sometimes check my regular meter against. The readings on both meters aren’t the same but the trend seems consistent. (First was down and now is up again).

    I have noticed that higher protein effects my fasting blood sugar. Beef effects it more than fish or vegetable protein. In the past, if I ate beef for dinner, the next day fasting would be higher, but then go back down the following day.

    This week has been different. I have had four days with readings over 90 mg/dL in a row. I am not so concerned with some reading in the low 90s, but the trend is up.

    I am also not seeing my blood sugar drop as much with exercise. For a while since I started testing, exercise would drop my blood sugar into the low 80s to mid 70s. (A couple times into the high 60s.) Recently I have been in the high 80s or low 90s also after exercise.

    What macro nutrient targets do you set to maintain good BG readings?
     
  3. Pasha

    Pasha Prediabetes · Expert

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    5% carbs 20% protein and 75% fats for a total of ca 1600 cals/day. Two meals/day. FYI I weigh out all of my food.
    Gentle exercise ,morning walk of ca 40 mins 5-6 times a week.
    Note that I take 850 mg/Metformin per day for diabetes.
     
  4. Pasha

    Pasha Prediabetes · Expert

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    83mg/dl = 4.61 m moles/l
     
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  5. Pasha

    Pasha Prediabetes · Expert

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    88 mg/dl = 4.89 m moles/l
     
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  6. KiwiPadThai

    KiwiPadThai Prediabetes · Newbie

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    Fasting BG of 4.1 this morning
     
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  7. Pasha

    Pasha Prediabetes · Expert

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    81 mg/dl = 4.5 m moles/l
     
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  8. Pasha

    Pasha Prediabetes · Expert

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    86 mg/dl = 4.78 m moles/l
     
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  9. Saur

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    Any tips how you keep your levels FBG so low. I do like bread.
     
  10. Pasha

    Pasha Prediabetes · Expert

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    No magic I can assure you, just keep carbs as low as you can, moderate protein and enough fat to maintain energy levels. No snacks and of course no bread , pasta or rice.Its that simple, but simple does not mean easy, it takes a bit of getting used to. Just start with small steps and you will most probably see your numbers drop. Best wishes for your efforts.
     
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    Thankyou for your reply and feedback. You are right you have to work hard to achieve anything.
     
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  12. Pasha

    Pasha Prediabetes · Expert

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    92 mg/dl= 5.11 m moles/l
     
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    First thing in the morning is 125 mg/dl (5.9 )good or bad? I’m new to this and struggling with what’s good and bad for me
     
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    Pasha Prediabetes · Expert

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    Hi there Granny..... ....started smiling.

    125 mg/dl = 125/18 = 6.94 m moles/l and it is what it is ie your present FBG [fasting bloof glucose]
    If you look over the forums you will see many possible diets for reducing your blood glucose values. I have found that the LCHF diet works well for me ie low carbohydrate high fat.

    You may also wish to google blood sugar 101, there is a great amount of information there also, all in easily understood presentations.In the beginning there is a lot to learn and many new terms that take time to digest.

    Good luck with your learning curve and dont be afraid to ask questions.
     
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    8.9 mmols this morning yet my dr thinks this is fine
     
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    My ogtt results came back 6.6 fasting 16.2 after sugar
     
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  17. Pasha

    Pasha Prediabetes · Expert

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    88 mg/dl = 4.89 m moles/l
     
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    #1157 Pasha, Sep 27, 2019 at 7:56 AM
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2019
  18. Pasha

    Pasha Prediabetes · Expert

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    80 mg/dl or 4.44 m moles/dl
     
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    Pasha Prediabetes · Expert

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    87 mg/dl =4.83 m moles/l early this morning
     
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    Pasha Prediabetes · Expert

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    95 mg/dl = 5.27 m moles/l
     
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