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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. ainiabdul

    ainiabdul Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Sure. Would be delighted to share x
     
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  2. debrasue

    debrasue · Guest

    Congratulations, Aini - that's great news! xx
     
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  3. Diamum5972

    Diamum5972 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm logging on much later than usual because I kept getting an error message this morning but I was 6.1 at 7.30am.

    @ainiabdul congratulations! What fantastic news
     
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  4. debrasue

    debrasue · Guest

    6.0 @ 6.45 am
    (Couldn't get onto the website earlier this morning.)
     
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  5. busydiabeticmum

    busydiabeticmum I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Tried some sugar free biscuits! Sent me into the 8! How can it be sugar free if it send my sugars up? Lies i say.
     
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  6. busydiabeticmum

    busydiabeticmum I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi, after doing the diet based on what ickihun has said i would STRONGLY advise against it. I have 6 kids and it will not help one bit, i went on insulin because of the diet and was using one insulin pen a day... yes over 30 units each injection. The diet can cause problem for the baby. Gestational diabetes (which is what it will now ve called by profesionals) is NOT the same as any other diabetes nor does it act the same. Stay on your diet it is working for you, the best thing you can do is not load it up with sugar so that it has a hypo when born and tbh dont want to go into all the scary stuff that can happen to baby because of not controlling bgl.

    Ickihun i love you but that was just bad advice... and dangerous.
     
  7. Debmcgee

    Debmcgee Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    lesson learned - sugar free does not equate to carb free. I expect it was full of carbs like flour. I've quit biscuits unless I make my own (a rarity). If you like cooking you could look at the lc recipe thread to get some ideas. There's also loads on Pinterest.

    It's a whole massive learning journey and you'll find your stride once you know what you can and can't tolerate. I'm really carb sensitive and it takes ages for my bg to go back to normal. At the start I tested everything I ate before, an hour later and two hours later so now tailor everything around my bg. I spent hours looking at carb values of ingredients and I've learnt so much.

    I still slip up and stray at times and it's something I'm learning to control. Right now, I'm on a good run and hoping it lasts until my next hba1c in September...

    This place offers enormous support and I really couldn't have done it without these wonderful people
     
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  8. busydiabeticmum

    busydiabeticmum I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Not to mention those who suffered on the diet pushed by nhs.

    Gestational is NOT the same as any other diabetes... you are fighting the hormones and dont need to add fighting the food as well.
     
  9. busydiabeticmum

    busydiabeticmum I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I totally agree. Thanks...
     
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  10. AndBreathe

    AndBreathe I reversed my Type 2 · Expert
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    I don't believe the expectant mother has specifically gestational diabetes, but that aside my comment was that the person responding to her instructed her to eat more carbs and inject more insulin.

    We are neither Doctors or diabetes specialist HCPs, so instructing a modification to diet and insulin seems somewhat bold, as I expressed in my response.

    Should you wish to discuss this further please feel free to PM me, rather than deflect from the purpose of this thread.

    Thanks.
     
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  11. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    My 2 babies were born on restrictive carbs (normal eating, not excessive carbs or junk food, nor sugar. My pregnancies were not on keto diet. There is a difference. I now have to take a heart tablet after doing a keto diet. I wouldnt wish that on a fetus. Extreme diets of any sort can be dangerous (when pregnant).Especially if not medically supervised. I'm sorry if my warning causes offence.
    I wouldnt be a decent human being if people experiment when pregnant on my knowledge. Sorry if in the wrong thread but the subject was brought up by another, not me.
     
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  12. ickihun

    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    I'm no longer leaving my fbgs here as too many off topic DISCUSSIONS. I'll be on type 2 life in future, if it doesn't turn into keto diet pushed on me there too. Sorry :(
     
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  13. GeoffersTaylor

    GeoffersTaylor Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    5.3 for me today - posting late because, as someone else said, there was some kind of issue with the site this morning.
     
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  14. busydiabeticmum

    busydiabeticmum I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    @ickihun please dont get put off! We have all had experiences which form our opinions... i am the oposit. In may last year my son was born, he had rds (repiritory distress syndrom) pphn (persistan pulmonary hypotension of the newborn) and was on full life support. (100% oxygen, hfov, nitric oxide, morphine a mixture of antibiotics and other meds i could even repeat the names of as well as suffering the ordeal of a lumbar puncture)... i didnt get to hold him until he was over a week old. He had to be sedated and didnt wake up until he was 5 days old. I had to watch the most terrible things happening to my little baby... and all because the diabetes! They told me i wasnt eating enough they just kept upping the insulin.

    We mothers are very passionate. We would not wish what happened with us on any one else.

    We should be able to have our views and still be around each other and support each other... the advice we give is based on our experiences... the worst the experience the stronger the view point. Please dont give up posting here, i would love to carry on supporting you in your bgl even if the diet is different. We are fighting those bgl NOT each other. Lots of hugs sent to you.
     
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  15. azure

    azure Type 1 · Expert

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    @ainiabdul clearly does NOT have Gestational Diabetes as she had diabetes before she became pregnant.

    @ainiabdul I suggest you get dietary advice from your specialist diabetes and pregnancy team if you have any concerns. Some Type 2s do have to go on insulin or amend their medication during pregnancy but that isn't a failure or a dreadful thing - it's purely for best control of blood sugar in the special circumstances of pregnancy while allowing the expectant mother to eat a nutritionally appropriate diet.

    Please can we get back on topic now.
     
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  16. Tim55

    Tim55 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Evening All

    A more reasonable 5.0 for me this morning, but only just managed to log on.

    MX5 is very nice, if rather red, but I guess you can all blame me for the end of summer :oops:
     
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  17. Munkki

    Munkki Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I measured 5.3 and felt stressed when I woke up. Now I am ready for a veeery relaxing weekend.
     
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  18. Mandingo

    Mandingo Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    4.4 this morning. I has a great bike workout last night.
     
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  19. Hiitsme

    Hiitsme Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    5.5
     
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  20. KevinPotts

    KevinPotts Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    5.7 this morning folks
     
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