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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. Rachox

    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    5.4 today :)
     
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  2. Rachox

    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    Here are some meters that are popular on the forum:

    Taken from a post by @Bluetit1802 as she wrote it so nicely:


    The most popular meters for self funding T2's are the Codefree and the Tee2 because the strips are much cheaper than other meters, and you need a lot of strips. You can't buy them in pharmacies.


    Try here for the Codefree meter

    http://homehealth-uk.com/product-category/blood-glucose/blood-glucose-monitor/


    and here for the extra strips

    http://homehealth-uk.com/all-products/sd-codefree-test-strips-to-be-used-only-with-the-sd-monitor/


    There are discount codes if you buy in bulk.

    5 packs 264086

    10 packs 975833


    The Tee2 is here

    http://spirit-healthcare.co.uk/product/tee2-plus-blood-glucose-meter/


    Don’t forget to check the box that you have diabetes so you can buy VAT free. (for either meter)
     
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  3. XxTinkerxx

    XxTinkerxx Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    A splendid 3.9 this hot Dubai morning. No symptoms so very happy. Had a feast last night of grilled meats and fish and salad. Happy days
     
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  4. Prem51

    Prem51 Type 2 · Expert

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    Good Morning! Another 6.3 at 0740.
     
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  5. geefull

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

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    good morning all :)

    4.4 today
     
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  6. bigjim19

    bigjim19 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    7.0 today shouldn’t have had that hotdog @2am when finished work
     
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  7. Grant1969

    Grant1969 Type 3c · Well-Known Member

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    6.6for me, saw the general surgeon who is dealing with my pancreatitis, I'd had another of many ct scans and he said I was much the same, which is good, and I asked him for some clarification on what type of diabetes I had and he said it was type 3 or 3c as some call it. I told him the diabetic consultant had said quite emphatically that it was type 2and he just shrugged it off...who do I believe?, not that fussed at the mo because the Gliclazide is working just now but still it's not entirely confidence building.
     
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  8. Bcolclou

    Bcolclou · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Grant,
    I'm new to all of this and had never heard of type 3 so I googled it. It doesn't appear to be a term that is readily recognized by the medical profession , but reading the brief descriptions if I were in your place I would definitely go back to your doctor and explain what you have been told. I would demand that you get clarification as there will be different treatment involved. A shrug of the shoulders is not acceptable. Best wishes and good luck.
     
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  9. DJC3

    DJC3 Type 2 · Expert

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    6.3 this lovely sunny morning after a terrible night’s sleep - Leftover cat wanted to sleep on my bed, if I turfed her out she just scratched at the door til I let her in again, but I think I must be allergic to her fur, I felt as if I was coming down with a horrible cold but fine now.
     
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  10. Jemz

    Jemz Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    7.0 this morning
     
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  11. Grant1969

    Grant1969 Type 3c · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for that, I, admittedly, have tried to keep the sand just above my ears as I stick my head in the sand and presumed that the different names of diabetes didn't really matter, just altered whether you were on insulin or not. Apparently I am as big a fool as I presumed
     
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  12. Bcolclou

    Bcolclou · Well-Known Member

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    Don't be hard on yourself. It's a shock to us all. We all think we are invicible to a point then something like this pops it's ugly head up. I still don't know what I am doing but the people on this forum are a help and comfort. Don't let the medical people dismiss you without full explanations. They have a duty of care to adhere to and need to listen. Keep your chin up and good luck.
     
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  13. James13

    James13 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    6.8 today.
     
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  14. jayney27

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

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    Hi I started with accuchek but the strips are quite costly so switched to Tee2 which you can get free and the test strips are £7.95 for a pit of 50
    Visit www.spirit-healthcare.co.uk
    Good customer service and very quick delivery, I’ve been using them since January, no problems with meter, strips or delivery
    Hope this helps you?
     
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  15. Rachox

    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    This is what DCUK says about 3c
    https://www.diabetes.co.uk/news/201...ype-2-diabetes,-say-researchers-94307402.html
    sounds like you should get this clarified to get the correct treatment. Type 3 is something completely different https://www.diabetes.co.uk/type3-diabetes.html
    Sorry to derail this thread but I thought this is very important to point out.
     
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  16. Rachox

    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    The Tee 2 is now £9.99 :(
     
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    jayney27 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Just had a quick read of this and am wondering if this could be linked to my partners mums situation.
    She has been diabetic for about 15 years, never taken any serious steps to control it. At Christmas time she was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s
    Since my diagnoses and serious efforts to control my diabetes she has taken some of my habits on board, may be too late regards the Alzheimer’s but she may be able to slow it’s progression, she has made excellent changes to her BG levels and is now able to go back on the waiting list for a much needed operation.
     
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    jayney27 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Really? Last time I bought strips it was still advertised as free!
     
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    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    Prem51 Type 2 · Expert

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    I think I probably got one of the last free TEE2+ meters a week before they started charging. I think the main difference is that they have bluetooth connectivity. Not that it would be any good to me as I'm too old to understand how to use that.
     
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