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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. bigjim19

    bigjim19 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    For me if I can keep it between 5.5-6.5 I am happy ! Some will disagree with that quote but it’s what each individual is content with and can control without starving oneself.
     
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  2. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    A 6.9 this morning after an hour of bits.
    Feeling optimistic again. GP appointment went well this morning. Repeat prescription form is looking more accurate now and I have told him how difficult it is to get paracetamol in the doses he's recommending. 2 packets per shop purchase is driving me nuts. Cheap but a nuisance to keep enough in the house when taking every 4hrs (8 tablets max in 24hrs).
    2 boxes of 16=32 so lasts me 4 days.
    What about the remaining 3 days of the week?
    A recce in town and all its pound shops and chemists is needed.
    A month supply at 19p per 16 is far cheaper than a private script for 2months supply for just under £12 to chemist then cost of gp filling in script.
    I'm all for saving the nhs but why is it soooo expensive for Joe blogg?
     
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  3. Vasudeva

    Vasudeva Type 2 · Newbie

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    My FBS YESTERDAY WAS 9.0mmol/l
    I have been Diabetic for 26 years and taking 3 types of tablets.
    Blood sugar 2 hours after breakfast today was 9.3mmol/l
     
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  4. Polgara

    Polgara Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Oh - I'm sorry I wasn't criticising and I'm sorry to hear that you lost both parents at the same time - what a trauma to go thorough. I have friends who have retired on health grounds as teaching has destroyed their health completely - I think that I'm probably very lucky to have realised that can find at least some sort of balance and keep working - because despite all the c##p I really do love being with the children :)

    Longer term I keep thinking that sooner or later so many teachers will have burnt out and gone that there will just have to be a big change. Young people are only sticking it a couple of years now!
     
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  5. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    Some of the teachers leave to do office work as in the private sector can be similiar money. :(
     
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  6. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 (in remission!) · Master

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    I didn't actually think you were criticising but from time to time I think some of us need to learn the phrase "check your privilege". The day was quite surreal but two abiding memories are the sheer amount of tea people made me and the relief of not having to try to explain to mum that dad had died or watch dad spend the rest of his life blaming himself for her death thinking he should have looked after her better.
    I just wanted to make sure I hadn't offended anyone:)
     
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    #38526 ianpspurs, Apr 4, 2018 at 6:36 PM
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  7. Debandez

    Debandez Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Light at the end of the diabetic tunnel then! Trifle!!! Nom nom nom!!! Do you test after 1 hour and never see a 6 or only after 2 hours? Thanks.
     
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  8. Debandez

    Debandez Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Sorry ignore my last reply. I re-read and it's 2 hours! Apologies.
     
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  9. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 (in remission!) · Master

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    Both but generally only 2 hrs. I always test big meals e.g. family meal at 4 hrs as some foods can have delayed spike - if I see a 6+ at 2 hrs I would generally remove the food or combination from my diet. I generally have look for cream (lots) on or with deserts and red wine with the meal - but that is just me! Most often I would have cheese and nuts for desert. ( I do love my coffee with cream and brandy as well)
     
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  10. Peadair O Brionn

    Peadair O Brionn Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    At 06:15 it was 6..0
     
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  11. DJC3

    DJC3 Type 2 · Expert

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    I don’t think ‘like’ is quite the right response to your post @ianpspurs but my heart goes out to you.
     
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  12. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    5.6 at 5:40 am.
     
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  13. Polgara

    Polgara Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    'Check your privilege'

    "Check your privilege" is a wise phrase - making the world a better and more understanding place <3
     
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  14. Polgara

    Polgara Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thought I'd said this the other day - but I think my ropey WiFi ate the reply - I LOVE YOU @ickihun
     
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  15. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 (in remission!) · Master

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    @DJC3 Thank you but even at the time it seemed "the best way" for them. I love tea but everyone wanted to make me cups and cups of it for days.
     
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  16. DJC3

    DJC3 Type 2 · Expert

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    I suspect a large brandy would have hit the spot better
     
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  17. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 (in remission!) · Master

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    Goes well with first world problems!
     
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  18. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 (in remission!) · Master

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    I didn't actually drink any alcohol for a few days - my sons drank the county dry for me. A weird zen like calm settled on me. My focus was on delivering the best eulogy I could.
     
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    #38538 ianpspurs, Apr 4, 2018 at 9:30 PM
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  19. Debandez

    Debandez Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Really helpful thank you.
     
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  20. Debandez

    Debandez Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Am I correct in thinking that your pre pradial reading would be around the 4 mark? I have read that it's good if your post pradial is less than 2 points above starting point.
     
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