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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. Stallen

    Stallen Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Was it a full fat yogurt? What was the net carbs, I've given up any yogurts and go for double cream, both extra thick and normal variety.
     
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  2. mo53

    mo53 Type 2 · Expert

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    Hello. My bg was 5.7 at 7.25 a.m. :)
     
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  3. Robbity

    Robbity Type 2 · Expert

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    6.9 at 9.45 am on wake up then down a bit to 6.5 at 12 o'clock after a further nap. Not hungry so doing a a bit of fasting again for another couple of hours. Then 6.5 pre and 6.2 post meal of home made low carb focaccia and soup.

    Since levels are still going down and more or less flat lining after higher fasting figures, my overall average is still on target for an HbA1c of around 40, so I can't complain, can I! :D

    Robbity
     
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  4. TooManyCrisps

    TooManyCrisps Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi @Stallen, it was full fat yoghurt, 6.5gms carbs per 100gms, which is slightly higher than recommended but I've had it before and it hasn't spiked me that much. An hour later it was back down to 8.2,. I then tested before lunch and it was down to 8 again. 2 hours after lunch it was 7.4. I really struggle in the mornings as, whether I eat breakfast or not, my readings just seem to climb through the morning. Then they start dropping from lunch onwards.
     
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  5. TooManyCrisps

    TooManyCrisps Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi @ickihun, I always test at 2 hours post meal if I can, and yoghurt hasn't pushed me up before.

    I had a relatively low carb dinner at 6pm last night, (chicken, broccoli, a few green beans, homemade pesto dressing), went to the gym for 2 hours 8pm - 10pm, then didn't eat until 8am this morning. I usually eat breakfast at 7am but decided that, as I was running late, I would take yoghurt and nuts with me to work and eat there. I might try sticking to eggs tomorrow morning as they are usually ok. Boring though!



     
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  6. Stallen

    Stallen Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm currently tucking into Morrisons extra thick double cream and a large chopped up strawberry. It's been my most recent indulgence the double cream is only 1.6 total carbs per 100g.

    My daily BG levels were higher than my actual Hba1c turned out to be, so I'd not worry too much as long as you're not spiking.

    Edit to add BG 6.4 before the snacky treat and just 6.2 one and half hours post snack
     
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  7. Daphne917

    Daphne917 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    4.9 for me this morning
     
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  8. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    @TooManyCrisps it sounds like your liver is helping you out. It thinks your fasting. Others are finding Gym with no protein snack can increase bgs sometimes delayed. No breakfast and on the go definitely gets my liver going.
    That's why it's important to have breakfast. A cold boiled egg boiled the evening before or nuts but must be before exertion. Otherwise your lovely liver will dump on you.
    Also a recent tv programme study revealed that women lose more weight if they eat before exertion/exercise. Men are the opposite. Apparently.
    Beat that liver @TooManyCrisps :)
     
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  9. Liam1955

    Liam1955 Type 2 · Master

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    @TooManyCrisps - I agree with @ickihun - you've already fasted overnight so you need to eat something at breakfast, even if it is a big lump of cheese or handful of nuts or boiled egg - just to prevent your liver from being active. You can but only try it and see.:)
     
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  10. Patricia21

    Patricia21 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    In the last few weeks my BG has been higher before a meal than two hours after,its witin range.below 8.5
    I have started taking my Metformin 500mg in the morning rather than night,,but from what I have read Metformin dosent make difference to BG
     
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  11. david1968

    david1968 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    6.7 at 7.30 (had a bit of a lie in as I had an appointment at the doctors at 9.30) ... 5.8 at bedtime (22.40)
     
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  12. TooManyCrisps

    TooManyCrisps Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I do eat breakfast most mornings, but my levels just creep up through the morning. I occasionally don't eat breakfast, and they still creep up. I think my body just won't co-operate in the mornings!
     
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  13. muzza3

    muzza3 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Good Morning

    4.7
     
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  14. Barry Holt

    Barry Holt Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Good morning 5.6 at 5.30
     
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  15. mo53

    mo53 Type 2 · Expert

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    Good morning 6.7 this morning. :(
     
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  16. Clivethedrive

    Clivethedrive Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    3.9 am fasting
     
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  17. catinahat

    catinahat Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    5.6
     
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  18. eldergarth

    eldergarth Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Morning all 8.0 @530
     
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  19. Alzebra

    Alzebra Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    4.9 this morning :cool:
     
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  20. Silver Hammer

    Silver Hammer Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    5.4 this morning

    Maxwell
     
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