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pre-diabetes, fasting blood sugars.

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

  1. Lelliee

    Lelliee Type 2 · Active Member

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    Well done!
    It's cool that you're nearly the same age as me, I tend not to see many people on here around my age who aren't type 1. Pleased to meet you
     
  2. TeresaS

    TeresaS · Newbie

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    Did you get a reply
     
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    Tlkj65427 · Newbie

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    Hi
    I'm new and trying to find out some information.

    My glucose level was picked up during a health insurance check. Since then I have been monitoring my levels.

    My fasting levels are 7.2, 6.4, 5.4, 6.8

    I'm fit and healthy eat a paleo diet, exercise 3-5 times a week, I do not smoke or drink.

    Any ideas on what I can do? Should I see my gp or are these levels ok?

    Thank you
     
  4. arfanj

    arfanj Prediabetes · Newbie

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    Hey Lelliee,

    Happy to meet you too! Hope you are doing well, I'm afraid I have fallen back into my old ways. Today's fbs.. 8.1:(

    Back to a low carb diet and the gym!
     
  5. Lelliee

    Lelliee Type 2 · Active Member

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    I am okay thank you!
    In the same position unfortunately... And that's with low carb diet! Probably less than 20/30g a day.
    Still go to bed on 5/6 and wake up around 7-9 everyday ... Very deflating!
     
  6. Alexandra100

    Alexandra100 Prefer not to say · Well-Known Member

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    Have you been monitoring your bg levels at other times eg before meals and 2 hours after? Are you able to leave up to 4 hours between your last food consumption and bed? Did you do anything different the night before your fasting 5.4?

    It is likely that either your GP would say those levels are fine, or might offer you Metformin, which you might or might not like to take. (I choose to take the maximum dose as I would like to keep my bg levels as near normal as possible, and I reckon every little helps.)

    Would you like to list what you are eating, as not all Paleo diets are the same? Does yours permit fruit?
     
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    Kenny24 · Newbie

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    8.0 for me this morning am new to this
     
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  8. Camoo

    Camoo Prediabetes · Active Member

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    6.2 my first fasting blood sugar, so I don't know if it's good or bad:bored: I think I'm still in denial:shifty: x
     
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  9. ASHRA

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    7.2
     
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    BigDaddy2 · Newbie

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    Mine was 5.2 today ate bout 7pm last night. No carb. Had 30 mins this morning on bike then measured at noon. Will do lunch 12:30pm. Then tea at 6pm, this gives big fast gap to lunch at 12~1pm tomorrow.
    Hopefully starts burning stored fat a little if done regularly.
     
  11. LINMARIE

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    Hi there -
    Can I ask how do you take the cider vinegar with almonds before bed as surely you cant just drink it off the spoon well I couldn't without being sick so do you take it with a piece of food? I am a complete newbie and desperately trying to look at tips and make a note book of the things that work for people - apple and peanut spread people say work - but gives me indigestion before bed.

    Please let me know thanks
     
  12. Alexandra100

    Alexandra100 Prefer not to say · Well-Known Member

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    Hello @LINMARIE, I am a great one for "miracle' remedies, although at the same time I am sceptical about their value. I do take cider vinegar regularly. One study I read about involved participants' taking apple cider vinegar before meals, which seemed to lower their bg after the meals, but there was a proviso that this might only work if the meal was high in carbs. I have also read warnings NOT to take the vinegar neat, as that could damage the enamel on one's teeth. I buy very high quality cider vinegar:
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    I keep it cold in the fridge and dilute 1T in a glass of cold water. I find it delicious. I try to avoid consuming anything other than water just before bed, as lying down and sleeping delays digestion. I try to follow the advice to finish eating 4 hours before bed. IMO trying a few hacks to lower bg can be good for morale, but the truly important strategy is keeping the carbs down. Good luck!
     
  13. LINMARIE

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  14. LINMARIE

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    Thanks for the info on the apple cider. Dont think i could drink it though but will give anything a try as I got to get a grip to this as still got the perscription in my bag for Metorformen but gor to give it a good try to lower the ATC readings . Keep up your good work
     
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