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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. SOPHIE2006

    SOPHIE2006 · Well-Known Member

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    5.3 for me this morning
     
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  2. bigjim19

    bigjim19 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Maybe you need to look at what you eat and make some changes again we all go through this I’ve been Diet controlled for 2 years and
    My figures go up and down a bit I just try and tweak a bit to get it back it’s not easy but I want to stay off the drugs DONT give up keep trying
     
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  3. DJC3

    DJC3 Type 2 · Expert

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    You’ve done remarkably well then. I wish my GP was on the ball enough to adjust meds depending on HbA1c - apart from the last one I saw, they are all tick box types - ‘diabetic therefore take some pills and off you go. Next’
     
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  4. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    5.4 at 4:15 am.
     
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  5. Anniya84

    Anniya84 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    10.2 when I got up this morning before 9am.
     
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  6. Diawara

    Diawara Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    considering i went completly off the rails yesterday a few minutes ago fbs was [email protected] 0632..wont be on here for a few days im off to faro till thursday.......looks nice outside dog walking beckons ..have a good day all....
     
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  7. Silver Hammer

    Silver Hammer Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    5.8 this morning

    Maxwell
     
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  8. Mbaker

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

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    4.2 @ 07.27, Ketones 1.0
     
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  9. JanetMcDowell

    JanetMcDowell · Well-Known Member

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    5.2 for me.
     
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  10. heavyd

    heavyd Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    8.5 today
     
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  11. jayney27

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

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    Enjoy your time away.
     
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  12. Diawara

    Diawara Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    thanks jayney
     
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  13. chancellors

    chancellors Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    5.2 @ 08:05

    Alf
     
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  14. Shem S

    Shem S · Well-Known Member

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    8.6 @ 0800. Was 5.5 before I went to bed last night so that’s a bit annoying, especially as my waking BG has consistently been decreasing. Still lower than @ diagnosis tho
     
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  15. DJC3

    DJC3 Type 2 · Expert

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    6.3 after bedtime reading of 5.0, no breakfast for me today.
     
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  16. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Master

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    5.7 - no matter how you dress it up that ain't good for or to me. Searching for positives, I slept until almost 7.00 am so that worked. This is/was sold as a bg control WOE/lifestyle but it seems to be a fad diet that sometimes has those benefits.
     
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    #46616 ianpspurs, Nov 11, 2018 at 8:12 AM
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  17. NewTD2

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

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    Met with an endocrinologist at the airport yesterday and had a very long conversation about T2.

    He said when fasting blood glucose levels starts to read from 8 mmols/l and above, despite low carbing, is when the pancreas is failing and a good sign to start insulin therapy.

    Yikes!
     
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  18. Freema

    Freema Type 2 · Expert

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    5.9 at 9:45. -15 grams of carbs yesterday
     
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  19. jayney27

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

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    6.4 this morning despite another low carb day yesterday, however unlike you @DJC3 i will have breakfast as without eating my numbers continue to climb, fasting doesn’t appear to work for me :banghead:
    I feel your frustration @ianpspurs i sometimes long for the ignorant bliss before the meter came to live at my house, to test or not to test, damned if we do and damned if we don’t :arghh:
     
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  20. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Master

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    Rock and hard place situation. Refusing to face the issue leads to disaster - knowing the truth leads to angst. Given the choice between retaining limbs. eyesight etc angst seems a bargain:arghh:
     
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