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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. Tim55

    Tim55 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Morning all

    Looks like another beeuuooooootiful day down here again.

    The chips with last night's scampi might have been a mistake though as fbg has sneaked up to 5.2

    Can't really grumble at that though :cool:
     
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  2. Prem51

    Prem51 Type 2 · Expert

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    Good Morning! 5.9 at 0420 today.
     
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  3. peony50

    peony50 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Morning all,

    8.6 today. Have a food shop coming Wednesday with lots of low carb options, until then, I am trying to make the best choices I can, trying to avoid the pork pies!

    I hope you all have a nice day today.
     
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  4. Patricia21

    Patricia21 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Morning all from a sunny Rochester.
    5.8 fasting.
     
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  5. Liam1955

    Liam1955 Type 2 · Master

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    25/7/16 - Morning.


    5.6 - :)
     
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  6. ally1

    ally1 Type 2 · Expert

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    6.5
     
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  7. Diamum5972

    Diamum5972 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Morning everyone, 6.7 today
     
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  8. busydiabeticmum

    busydiabeticmum I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I do low carb high fat with fasting. I test my blood sugars before i eat, then one hour after the 1st mouthfull of food, then 2 hours and then carry on every hour to check what my bgl are doing, if they are higher than i like i will run (jiggle) up and down the sitting room for 20 minutes or run up and down the stairs and do warm ups. I may also go for a walk. If you are on insulin not sure if you can fast, if you do regularly check you bgl. If it goes below a certain level (i wont let them go below 3.1) then eat something. I am still experimenting myself but as i am not on insulin anymore i wouldnt be able to advice you about how the two mix... maybe a type1 would be more suited to advice you!
     
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  9. busydiabeticmum

    busydiabeticmum I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yaaaay 4.8 and back on track! No more naughty stuff for me... i hope... possibly... maybe... definitely.
     
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  10. PenfoldAPD

    PenfoldAPD Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Maybe see how long it takes you to come back down? I had fish and chips yesterday - a tradition of ours post beach for years - my numbers aren't so awful today that I'm thinking once in a while you have to treat yourself to stay sane??
     
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  11. Debmcgee

    Debmcgee Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    I can take weeks to go down! Fasting today til dinner then another 24hr fast before I indulge in some fish on the beach visit too! Not bothered about chips though so that should help!


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    Borderline T2, serial yo-yo dieter but firmly sticking to LCHF with IF
     
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  12. PosyPip

    PosyPip Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    5.2 on my normal acc chek mobile and 7.3 on code free. Still concerned about this degree of variance

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  13. ainiabdul

    ainiabdul Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Will see my doc in few days..
    I have only been put on insulin for 4 weeks now..
    I will bring my bgl records to my doctor and consult..
    Thanks a lot!


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  14. Debmcgee

    Debmcgee Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    You've given me hope!!! If my code free is that much put, then I must be doing ok!!!


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  15. srobertson06

    srobertson06 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    5.8
    It seems like my blood glucose readings are dropping slowly even though I have not changed foods - guessing this might be a positive reaction to staying with the LCHF way of eating - I feel so pleased to be dropping into the 5's - it felt for a while that I was never going to get this level of reading.
    I believe I must be a slow learner many of you have achieved such positive results in much shorter a time frame but it does feel amazing.
    Without this forum and website I would never have discovered support and knowledge that you all share so freely, long may it continue.
     
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  16. Mbaker

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

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    4.4 @07:00

    I think the differing measures are a nuisance, but still useful as the variance in the readings on the device being used will still be a good guide for monitoring progress. I wear a Fitbit and a Microsoft Band 2, and both similarly provide different results, but I can see my progression from both.

    January 2015 HbA1c 134, 98 kg
    March 2015 HbA1c 59 (2 x 500g Metformin), exercise and diet
    Dec 2015 HbA1c 41 (2 x 500g Metformin), exercise and diet, 92 kg
    March 2016 HbA1c 42 (1 x 500g Metformin), exercise and diet, 92 kg
    June 2016 HbA1c 42 (1 x 500g Metformin), exercise and diet, 92 kg
     
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  17. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    I use mobile and my averages mared with my hba1c. If that helps. :)
     
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  18. ainiabdul

    ainiabdul Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    5.2 at 5:15 am, now big gulp of water and getting ready for a morning walk..


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  19. PosyPip

    PosyPip Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It's not that much out always, but regularly 1.5 mmol. As mentioned before, I'm monitoring the codefree against the accu chek mobile and will see whether I feel it is too far out and inconsistent to use as my fbs baseline. I had a reading of 16 this evening and the same testing site was 8.0 on codefree.
     
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  20. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    4.7 today
     
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