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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. LindsayJane

    LindsayJane Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    The other is a SafeQ and always reads a point or so below. I've checked the TEE2 with solution and know it's correct so I'm happy enough, especially as my FBG is always below diabetic range. Happy days!
     
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  2. Starfish18

    Starfish18 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    You're still doing amazingly well xx
     
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  3. LindsayJane

    LindsayJane Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you. I'm having a bit of a downer at the moment and struggling with temptation to use food as a crutch - I have managed to resist everything apart from macadamia nuts so far - way better that the chocolate, beer and buns I used to lean on!
     
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  4. poemagraphic

    poemagraphic Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thats interesting Lindsay, because I have just been given a TEE 2 and it shows as a rule slightly less than my Accu-Chek
    I do find the finger pricker is less painful. I change the lance ever other day.
     
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  5. Traceymac23

    Traceymac23 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    4.3 this morning......best since diagnosis 9 months ago.
     
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  6. Starfish18

    Starfish18 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I have days like this too. I always think, what if I don't enjoy it! I'd then end up feeling so guilty that I've let myself down. Well done resisting temptation. Macadamia nuts aren't so bad!
     
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  7. Starfish18

    Starfish18 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Wow! Well done!
     
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  8. Traceymac23

    Traceymac23 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    consistent!!
     
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  9. Traceymac23

    Traceymac23 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    That's the spirit
     
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  10. Traceymac23

    Traceymac23 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Better than yesterday is all we can aim for.....in all aspects of life
     
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  11. Traceymac23

    Traceymac23 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    At least you're taking that into account.........I don't think the actual meter matters but the trends when using the same meter?
     
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  12. LindsayJane

    LindsayJane Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I agree but it's early days with the TEE2 so I can't really tell what the trends are yet. I shall no doubt get thoroughly confused (and turn to my grandchildren for advice) when trying to synchronise it with my computer!
     
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  13. LindsayJane

    LindsayJane Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    and they are very tasty....
     
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  14. LindsayJane

    LindsayJane Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Lucky you being given one! I asked my doctor about getting strips on the NHS and he respectfully declined. The slightly higher readings make me try a little harder....
     
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    Starfish18 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    They are I love them :hungry:
     
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  16. poemagraphic

    poemagraphic Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I am over 60 so think they think I'm not long for this world just give him one.
    I can not see how we can really see what is going on with our levels... what effects us for how long and how much without a metre! I can say for certain if I did not have one I would buy one without hesitation and plenty of strips... I always got mine from e.bay.
    If you are on insulin you MUST have a metre to know what your BG levels are.
     
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  17. LindsayJane

    LindsayJane Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm (well and truly!) over 60 too but that doesn't make a dfference for me. I'm not on insulin though - perhaps that's the reason.
     
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  18. poemagraphic

    poemagraphic Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yep bet it is... when I come off insulin you can have mine, I live in hope ;)
     
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  19. geefull

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

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    good afternoon all :)

    was 5.0 this morning
     
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  20. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    5.8 at 4:00 am.

    I am a still a bit up and down with my bgl, and sitting on top of the six week hump and ready to slide down over the other side ready to stop the rest of the Metformin 1 x 500 in another six weeks.
     
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