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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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    5.0 today :)
     
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  2. James13

    James13 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    9.7 today and yesterday. I did take it upon myself to try 4mg of glimepiride alongside my sitagliptin. I messaged the surgery to approve it, but received no response. I had plenty of glimepiride left over as it was my last diabetes drug. Quicky my fasting readings have dropped from 12s to 9s. I've messaged the surgery again to approve this combination and put the glimepiride on repeat. Hopefully they will.
     
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  3. James13

    James13 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    You can't relate your diabetes control purely to your fasting readings. My readings for months were averaging 12-13 yet my HbA1c was 67. I expected much higher so my blood sugar presumably dropped overnight.

    I think a lot of people post here because they have good control, and those that don't have low fasting levels, like me, are ashamed to post on this thread. I've avoided this forum for months over the years because of this.

    However, I've learned its not a competition : ) People here are welcoming and understanding.
     
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  5. Diawara

    Diawara Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    last few days
    6.1
    6.9
    6.7
    6.1
    6.5
    and today5.8 retested from same drop of blood 5.6 ..
    unexpected.but welcome!
     
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  6. Estragon

    Estragon · Well-Known Member

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    Great work! Well done. Done;).
     
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  7. JanetMcDowell

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    Another 4.9
     
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  8. Prem51

    Prem51 Type 2 · Expert

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    7.9 at 0700.
     
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  9. Andydragon

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    5.3 which is surprising as I had fish and chips and 2 choc bars last night. Oops. Will be interesting to see my hba1c next week as I definitely hope it means I can reduce drugs
     
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  10. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    A ghastly 6.1 from Stabbo after a Super Salmon (with crispy skin) OMAD. Can't disguise the fact LC doesn't deal with any minor ailments well and is devoid of comfort food. I do weigh 73 kgs and bought a new car yesterday. Best wishes for A1c next week @Andydragon. Grest number again @JanetMcDowell
     
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  11. Nicole T

    Nicole T Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    GlucoRx-Q: 5.9 / Libre 8.5 at 8:30am. Libre has had nearly 48 hours to settle down now, and it's still all over the place. Typically over-reading by up to 3 mmol/L but I've also had it under-read by 2. All at times when my sugar shouldn't be rapidly changing.

    I thought Libre would at least be saving me test strips, but I'm actually using more of them to correct bogus readings.
     
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    16.1
     
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  13. Ryhia

    Ryhia Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    5.2 this morning.
     
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  14. Rachox

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    4.8 this morning :)
     
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  15. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    :woot::woot:
     
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  16. Brokenbill

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    very excited to get a 4.2 this morning xD
     
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  17. Tony 1711 2

    Tony 1711 2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Very good news :)
     
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  18. Tony 1711 2

    Tony 1711 2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Late posting, but 6.1 this morning.
     
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    [email protected]:39 (Yay! Back in the SIXES! But, a word to the wise, I had to do a retest after an initial 15.3 drove me to re-clean the digits.)
     
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  20. Estragon

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    That’s concerning. Are you being supported/monitored by a Diabetes Health advisor? Doctor or nurse? Please keep us updated. I started my journey with a 18, yes, and within a month drove this down to 9. You’re taking the best first steps: taking your Numbers and joining us here. Please keep us updated. Lots of support here :) .
     
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