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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. Silver Hammer

    Silver Hammer Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    5.8 this morning

    Maxwell
     
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  2. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Master

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    5.7 - :banghead:
     
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    #56362 ianpspurs, May 21, 2020 at 7:02 AM
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  3. Prem51

    Prem51 Type 2 · Expert

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    7.4 at 0500.
     
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  4. Diawara

    Diawara Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    5.8 for me as well..
     
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  5. JanetMcDowell

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  6. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Master

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    :):):):)
     
  7. hankjam

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

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    5.8...
     
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  8. Ronancastled

    Ronancastled Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    4.3 (77) :) Holy moley . . . . new all time low for me, a glass or 2 of red wine last night may have skewed it slightly
     
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  9. Chiefy

    Chiefy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Morning. 5.2 @ 0820.
     
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    6.2 @ 07.00
     
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  11. Rachox

    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    4.9 this morning :)
     
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  12. Peadair O Brionn

    Peadair O Brionn Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    6.1 at 0800 . Confused as had about 20 g of carbs yesterday . Bit of cheese before bed . 6.1 for the last 4 or 5 days
    Any suggestions
     
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  13. bigjim19

    bigjim19 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    6.9 today ☹️
     
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  14. Diawara

    Diawara Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    what is your fbs normally @Peadair O Brionn... i now see f bs of low sixs as normal for me..i test occasionally before meals and normal is mid fives..i wonder what yours are?..any help?
     
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  15. Seán mise

    Seán mise · Member

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    I eat like a bird and a rabbit. Measure it all. Never fbs below 6.3. Mind I had a wonky next one meter.
    But I discovered that my 1 hour energetic walk first thing in the morning
    without any nourishment whatsoever. On return BS was 8.3. Coffee and wait for 2 hours for breakfast. 50g of. My own muesli, made of nuts, seeds and other low calorie, carb and no sugar stuff. 30g full fat yoghurt, 39 ml ayran, 60g frozen fruit. Never get below 8.5 until a snack(a wee one) about 2.00. Another walk for an hour. We'll managed supper. Daily calorie intake 1500-1600
    Calories burnt >1000. Wright loss 3Kg in 3 weeks.
    Cannot get below 8 BS
    Snack of popcorn and hot non dairy milk. Sleep at BS 9-10.
    I figure I need to starve a day, to get lower. My last A1b1c was 60.
    Anybody any idea,
    I searched to see if exercise put blood sugar up. It appears so on the headline, but read it and it is all about hypos.
    GP over the years sent me to 3 dieticians
    Might as well have asked the door post. Useless. As for the GPs they seem to know little or nothing about this condition. My sister lives across the sea and is a diabetic nurse or I would know nothing.
    Anybody able to solve this problem?
    Thank you all, God luck and stay safe.
     
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  16. Rachox

    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    Hi @Seán mise and welcome to the forum. This is a thread for recording fasting blood sugar statistics only with very little chat. Can I refer you to another couple of threads as more chatty areas which may suit you better:
    Here: https://www.diabetes.co.uk/forum/threads/what-was-your-fasting-blood-glucose-with-some-chat.22272/
    Or here: https://www.diabetes.co.uk/forum/threads/what-was-your-fasting-blood-glucose-full-on-chat.163627/
    If you would like specific advice it might be worth writing your own post in an appropriate sub forum such as Ask a Question or the subforum for your type of diabetes.

    Edit for typo
     
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    #56376 Rachox, May 21, 2020 at 6:09 PM
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  17. northbynorthwest

    northbynorthwest Prediabetes · Newbie

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    5.8 this morning. This is the second time I’ve been this low. I’ve been on a VLCD / keto diet for 12 weeks. I’ve lost 2st 7lbs in that time and so happy my morning fasting bs Has finally went under 6. When I started it was in 8s and 9s. I’m thrilled to bits

    I’m a T2Diabetic!
     
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  18. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    5.7 at 3:55 am.
     
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  19. Peadair O Brionn

    Peadair O Brionn Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    My normal fbs are between 5.3 and 5.7 . If I have a drink the night before they’re about 4.9. According to my meter my average fbs is 5.6 . I eat really low carb mainly meat and cheese with some peppers mushrooms and green beans thrown in
     
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  20. TinyType2

    TinyType2 Type 2 · Newbie

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    My fasting 7*4
    I’m trying low carbs but wondering what BG level safe for bed when I have Glargine 22 at night .Feeling very anxious re Covid and control
     
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