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Type 2s: What was your fasting blood glucose in a morning? (very low chat level)

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by equipoise, Aug 5, 2015.

  1. pleinster

    pleinster Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    You play more golf than I eat low carb foods. These granddaughters get a lot of visits too, eh? Too late for me to have grandchildren; maybe I should think about golf!
     
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  2. pleinster

    pleinster Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Have you thought about splitting the dose? I was told to take it with breakfast. I came off it completely because I was getting nightmares on it (so was my brother...due to his Gliclazide not mine! ;)) and because I wanted to see how my levels were on diet alone. I never went back on it due to progress with low carbing. I can only advise keeping records of when and what you eat and when you take the Gliclazide to see if any patterns emerge. A low carb diet with Gliclazide can cause problems as hypos are more likely if you are not eating enough carbs. Good luck.
     
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  3. pleinster

    pleinster Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I've never had a blinking yoyo...the things they can do today!
     
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  4. pleinster

    pleinster Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    5.8 this morning...a little better than yesterday's 9.1!
     
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  5. Keesha

    Keesha Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    A whopping 6.2 this morning. Did not eat any difference but it is high this morning.
     
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  6. Johnjoe13

    Johnjoe13 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Another 9.0 for me
     
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  7. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    6.3 is a perfect fbg. When I was newly diagnosed I only achieved that on tablet meds.
    Well done.
    I bet you are trying the low carb eating regime too. Wish I'd known about it.
     
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  8. bigjim19

    bigjim19 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I've been diabetic for 11 months now not doing low carb because I am
    A bit of a fussy eater so I'm trying to eat as healthy as I can given the circumstances but still eat a bit of bread (warburtons milk roll )doesn't
    Spike me much .

    First 6 months I was 6.3 then 5.6 (on the metformin )this time I expect to be around 6.1 due my test on Monday wish me luck I may need it
     
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    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    Good luck @bigjim19 .
    I'm surely you'll storm it. :)
     
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  10. callyandy

    callyandy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Luck, hugs and fairy dust.:joyful::D
     
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  11. pleinster

    pleinster Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Good luck, mate. Looks like you are doing very well while still managing to eat some grub you always liked. I always find breakfast the hardest bit. I have totally cut out my toast and there's no loaves in the house now... the odd croissant creeps under the radar of my will power and into my mouth sometimes. They are evil...and very tasty.
     
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    AM1874 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Morning folks .. 4.7 at 04.30 .. feeling good :happy:
     
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  13. wiseowl_123

    wiseowl_123 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Good morning at 5.30am my reading was 5.7
     
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    berylc Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    7.3 @ 5.30
    Must be because it was a very warm night, so I didn't sleep very well.
     
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    Looseboy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    5.6 for me @ 05:30
    That is high for me but in what is a normal range as I understand it ?

    Still totally confusing taking these readings everyday, but knowing it all comes down to what my HbA1c will be. ( I hate the unknown and the anticipation)

    Have about 3 weeks until my 3 month anniversary and next blood test .

    Off to the gym now with no breakfast. I am trying IF 16:8 over the weekend and today.
     
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  16. Looseboy

    Looseboy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    All the best to you @bigjim19 and everyone else on here.

    I am lowing carbs still( circa 100g a day) still eating bread but no pasta at this time. Half a jacket potato a week.

    The bread gives me different results each time but still not shocking ( I think) so keeping it in. The test last night was a fairly large low GI roll form the bakers . 5 pre dinner , 1hr was 7 and 2 hr was 5.9.

    This was without an active day or a post meal walk which I find generally helps things down lower.
     
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  17. Silver Hammer

    Silver Hammer Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    5.4 this morning

    Maxwell
     
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  18. Freema

    Freema Type 2 · Expert

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    5.5 at 7:10
     
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  19. ally1

    ally1 Type 2 · Expert

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    8.6
     
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  20. Polgara

    Polgara Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    4.7 - looking hopeful for Sports Day at last!
     
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