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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. Goonergal

    Goonergal Type 2 · Moderator
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    Morning all. 4.7 today.

    @Ally Pally in the UK it’s extremely unusual for a Type 2 not on insulin or some other BG reducing medication to be prescribed a meter and strips. Those on Metformin or diet controlled almost always have to self fund. Short sighted.
     
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  2. Ally Pally

    Ally Pally Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    6.8 at 0545hrs. Thanks to those who responded to my query last night. I guess I’m ‘lucky’ in that all my supplies are covered by my Krankenkasse (obligatory sickness insurance). I pay a minimal deductible, which wouldn’t even cover half the cost of one tub of testing strips. Enjoy your day, wherever you are.
     
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  3. Down-Jai 001

    Down-Jai 001 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hooray..4.6 this morning : I can jump up high . I have no carb at lunchtime and evening, meant no HIGH reading after all day. Hope you have it UNDER 7.0. Have a great day.
     
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  4. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Master

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    4.9 today on the Trumpian meter for sapient nincompoops. Just wish this wasn't a low carb = low sleep equation.
     
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  5. Silver Hammer

    Silver Hammer Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    5.3 this morning

    Maxwell
     
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  6. ally1

    ally1 Type 2 · Expert

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    8.8
     
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  7. Bcolclou

    Bcolclou · Well-Known Member

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    7.1 @ 6.45 am. This was after a night out with a curry and 4 beers(i was trying to behave). It's a lower value than yesterday when I expected it to be much higher. Really does seem to have a mind of its own
     
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  8. Geoffno6

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    7.1 at 7am instead of my usual 8.5, where did that come from?
     
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  9. Diawara

    Diawara Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    they begrudgingly gave me one when first diagnosed because my blood sample was full of ketones and my meter readings were nearer four than mid fives which i thought was the whole idea!! i explained that it was because of the lchf thing i was on and the ketones loss was due to the diet they were worried about hypos,,, they withdrew funding when last blood test came as remission [ 5.5]
     
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  10. Diawara

    Diawara Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    5.6 @ 0710
    have a nice day all
     
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  11. Mbaker

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

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    3.1 @ 07.28 after 134.5 hour fast (just over 5.5 days)
     
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  12. jayney27

    jayney27 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Hi I have to self fund and I understand that is the case for lots of type 2 but type 1 diabetics are funded.
     
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  13. Mbaker

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

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    Would add, if a Type 2 has meds especially insulin and sulfonylurea's they get funded by the NHS, most CCG's also fund meters and strips for metformin users as well, but this is not universal.
     
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  14. jayney27

    jayney27 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Good morning all, 5.2 today :) hope everyone has a lovely weekend
     
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  15. Diawara

    Diawara Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    hi im down to about ten testing strips accuchek performa nano...whats the most cost efective meter and strips combo?
     
  16. peony50

    peony50 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Good Morning all,

    11.1 today.
     
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  17. NewTD2

    NewTD2 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    4.8

    have a lovely weekend all!
     
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  18. Freema

    Freema Type 2 · Expert

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    6.0 at 9:50
     
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  19. Debandez

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

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    5.2. And as I suspected my little chocolate treat at about 9pm (2 pieces of 85%) was raising it slightly in the morning. I didn't eat after 6.45 last night and bingo. Thanks @shelley262 for the guidance. Much appreciated. Still maintained my weight too. And tonight I'm going for an extra large kebab (in a tray no pitta ). No chocolate for dessert!
     
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  20. mojo37

    mojo37 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    7.4 this am
     
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