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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. zand

    zand Type 2 · Expert

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    6.4 today. Can't wait till it's in the 5's again...
     
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  2. Down-Jai 001

    Down-Jai 001 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    8 . 2 Too high due to unable to get out yesterday. Swimming pool this morning.
     
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  3. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Master

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    Morning fellow prick and tellers. 5.1 today - decimal point gives a very misleading air of accuracy but whatevs
     
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  4. Prem51

    Prem51 Type 2 · Expert

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    Good Morning! 6.7 at 0630.
     
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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. chancellors

    chancellors Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    5.3 @ 07:45

    Alf
     
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  7. Freema

    Freema Type 2 · Expert

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    6.3 at 8:45
     
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  8. GrumpyOldPhart

    GrumpyOldPhart Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Morning all,
    a fairly respectable 5.6 @ a totally unrespectable 04.29 this morning. Dreadful night! I know why: going to visit M-i-L later!!!
     
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  9. JanetMcDowell

    JanetMcDowell · Well-Known Member

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    6.1. Must get it back down to the low 5’s and reduce my carbs consistently. Was out for dinner last night hence the increase.
     
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  10. eddie07

    eddie07 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    5.8 this Friday morning. Bit higher than Thursday but it was my feast day.
    Have a wonderful day everyone
     
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  11. eddie07

    eddie07 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Sorry to hear longer fasting affected you adversely.
    Also your HBA1C did not come down.
    It was my 1st time to fast longer than 24hrs and it was hard!
    Reduced my blood glucose levels and weight nicely.
    I want to lose the fat around my waist hence the reason for the next fast starting Monday.
    Are you able to expand on what went wrong?
    Thanks
     
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  12. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Master

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    In terms of what went wrong it caused havoc with relationship - huge problems for the other party planning meals and feeling guilt about eating. Major issue around bowel movement. Very LC totally disrupts my sleep pattern anyhow. Bloods at 6 month review showed worst lipid profile for years - big trigs issue for me but well within normal range. Destroyed my relationship/approach to food. Became a kind of machismo ego trip really. Hba1c no better than I can achieve without and generally felt weaker.
    I know others do really well on it and I lost weight - bmi 21.6 and waist to height ratio well below .5 - but felt pretty weak and in the end daily readings proved wildly out.
     
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  13. James13

    James13 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Back to my normal range today with 6.4 :)
     
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  14. Rachox

    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    5.5 today :)
     
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  15. brassyblonde900

    brassyblonde900 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Haha you are not an anomaly, I did a 5day fast once. It wreaked such havoc on my BGLs, that took about the same several months to resolve. Strange thing is, I appear to do very well with intermittent fasting (I have not eaten breakfast for the last 40yrs. A ploy I started, so I can get extra sleep in the mornings. I began missing breakfast when I was a teenager, and I never stopped)
     
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  16. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Master

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    That is eerily familiar. I can do IF without breakfast as I too developed the habit of not eating breakfast. Now I know why I find your posts so full of wisdom and wit. (What is this confirmation bias of which you speak?):angelic:
     
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  17. brassyblonde900

    brassyblonde900 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    For some people like me, It induces the production of Catecholamines, (A band of deplorable stress hormones) which induces my 'scaredy-cat' liver to flood me with so much glycogen, you would think my blood was Tate and Lyle syrup. Being as I was fasting at the time, it meant there was no insulin on board to take it up. I tried exercise to see if skeletal muscle would come to the rescue..no joy.
    I was getting levels like 8.5mmol/l. (Scared me witless - Imagine getting complications from high BG levels brought on by fasting and exercise).
     
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  18. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Master

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    I didn't get those "measured" levels but judging from the massive discrepancy between my numbers and hba1c that was probably what was going on at the points I didn't measure. It makes some kind of sense now. Thankee kindly ma'am
     
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  19. neithskye

    neithskye Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    3.8.

    Off to donate blood in a few hours. Happy Friday. :playful:
     
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  20. bigjim19

    bigjim19 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    6.7 today
     
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