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pre-diabetes, fasting blood sugars.

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

  1. Jamesuk9

    Jamesuk9 Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Juicetin Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    6.7 for me, bummer. Promptly did 10 minutes low intensity aerobics, tested again at 5.5.
     
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    Jamesuk9 Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    5.5 @7.30am 10hr fast.
     
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    Juicetin Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    6.7 8 hour fast, 7.30am
     
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    Jamesuk9 Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    4.1 @7.15am 34hr fast
     
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    Jamesuk9 Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    5.4 7.30am 10hr fast
     
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    Juicetin Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    6.5 today, had a bad night
     
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    Juicetin Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Alison Campbell Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Jamesuk9 Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    5.8

    This is all now getting me really down and depressed. I've walked 30 miles in 7 days, fasted continuosly for over a month now with one meal a day and one or two days a week with no food intake for 48 hours. I've lost weight to the point that I'm looking ill and it has no bearing on my fasting glucose.... If I eat it'd just under 6 if I don't it's a bit lower. There's no downward trend.

    Feel like giving up and going on a carb binge as it gives me lower fasting numbers.
     
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  11. Jamesuk9

    Jamesuk9 Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for your kind words.

    I use 3 meters, my preferred is the accu check mobile as it gives lower readings than the tee2 and codefree.

    At the moment I'm using the accucheck in the morning for fasting numbers and then one of the others during the day to identify trends.

    I'm peaking around 7.5 after meals and mid sixes after 2 hrs usually.
     
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    Jamesuk9 Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    I had my last labs in June last year, fasting 6.7 hba1c 5.6 (38).

    I bought the accucheck the same day and recorded 6.1 and 6.2 fasting in the following 2 days.

    I then dropped sugar completely from coffee and cut down on cakes etc and got it to about 5.5 within a week.

    So I have made progress, but it isn't normal and I want it to be normal and it's become obsessive.

    But yes, starving myself, it has to stop as it's not helping.
     
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    Alison Campbell Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    @Jamesuk9, I am really concerned for you. I have just read your first thread on the forum. You have not been diagnosed with prediabetes or diabetes and I worry you are going to make yourself ill treating a condition you do not have.

    There is no evidence you will develop diabetes even if you are diagnosed with prediabetes at some point in the future.
     
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    Juicetin Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Nothing seems to bring my fasting level down, normally low to mid 6's, I've tried everything and have pretty much given up now. My post meal readings are generally okay, up to 7.5 1 hour and back to around 6 after 2 hours.
    I guess that means I have IFG and not IGT.
    Over the last year I've been trying to find a diet and carb level that is sustainable for me, my work and my lifestyle, it's around 80-100g a day now, I can't do lower.
    I think the best I can hope for is a stable situation which doesn't worsen. It could be an uphill battle!
     
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    Jamesuk9 Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks all for your support.

    @Juicetin I feel your pain.

    I'm not used to not winning in life and suffer with health anxiety since it all started to go South last year.

    The positive is however that I've managed to normalise my BP without meds for the first time in twenty years.

    I assumed I could do the same with blood sugar.

    Maybe it's just not to be and I just give up trying and just maintain healthy eating and see what happens.
     
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    Alison Campbell Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    6.2 today
     
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    Juicetin Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    6 on my Codefree, so probably 5.8 on my Bayer (out of strips)
     
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    Juicetin Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    7.3! Good grief, it looks like being one of those days
     
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    Jamesuk9 Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    If thats on codefree I wouldn't pay much attention. very hit and miss.

    5.8 for me.
     
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    Juicetin Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    It was. It could be a whole 1 mmol lower on my Bayer but no strips at the moment
     
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