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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. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    5.0 this morning.
     
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  2. Prem51

    Prem51 Type 2 · Expert

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    You might be getting 'Dawn Phenomenon' or liver dump, where your liver dumps glucose into your bloodstream because it thinks you don't have enough or to get you going first thing in the morning. It is normal and non-diabetics get it too.
    If you have just started the Low Carb diet you might get it for a while until your liver uses up its' stored glucose.
    You could try having a small protein snack like a few nuts or small piece of cheese before you go to bed, some people on here have found it can prevent the liver dump.
     
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  3. Nicksu

    Nicksu Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    3.8 this morning - that's a first for me being under 4.0.
     
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  4. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    @Nicksu how are you feeling last time I was that low I felt awful mind you I was just out of hospital and ended up flat out on the bedroom floor, twice.
     
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  5. Prem51

    Prem51 Type 2 · Expert

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    Hi @Keesha! I did eat more than usual as I had paid for 'full board' and wanted to get my money's worth! At home I only have one meal in the evening, and maybe a sandwich or snack around midday. But on holiday I was having breakfast, lunch including dessert, and dinner with wine, soup and dessert.
    I did have a few pints of beer, but drank red wine with evening meal.
    I did expect my fbgs to be higher and was pleasantly surprised to stay around my usual figures. But my weight has gone up by 3 lbs, and my visceral fat reading has gone up from 6-7 to 8. I'll have to work on reducing it again.

    I spent most of my days just lying on a sun lounger reading and looking out on a beautiful bay surrounded by mountains. I did walk into and around the walled old town one afternoon, about 10 minutes walk away. And I walked along a coastal path about 2 miles to the next bay and back on another afternoon.
    I was intending to walk to some Roman ruins including a small ampitheatre, but it was only open to 3pm and I couldn't get off my sunlounger to get there in time!
     
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  6. Nicksu

    Nicksu Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Felt okay for the most part - bit tired when I was doing my walk to work this morning - but gave myself a treat and actually had a teaspoon of sugar in my coffee. I was surprised it was so low this am since I was a bit naughty last night and had some French stick when I was at the parents (which I don't normally indulge in).
     
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  7. Liam1955

    Liam1955 Type 2 · Master

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    20/10 - Morning.

    8.3 - today, not feeling so good? :yuck:
     
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  8. Yvonnet

    Yvonnet Type 2 · Active Member

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    6.6 this a.m from a breezy kent coast.
     
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  9. asparagusp

    asparagusp · Guest

    Wrong icon -- sorry!
     
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  10. asparagusp

    asparagusp · Guest

    Good Morning Everyone - 5.8 and with a cold.
     
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  11. ellagy

    ellagy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    11.3this morning. Was 6.4 last night before bed. Been that for three days now... I wonder if I have levelled out!
     
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  12. ellagy

    ellagy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I just had two of these for my breakfast.... purple rolls are the biz!!!!!;)
     
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  13. Keesha

    Keesha Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    5.4 this morning. Hope everyone is having a good day.
     
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  14. raystreeton

    raystreeton Type 2 · Member

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    Morning all 5.5 today
     
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  15. Tony Hart

    Tony Hart Type 2 · Newbie

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    56 this morning
     
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  16. walnut_face

    walnut_face Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    After 3 days of very low carbing (for me) a 5.9 (chuffed)
     
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  17. PenfoldAPD

    PenfoldAPD Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    A pleasing 5.7 ...! Especially as went out to dinner last night and had to have bread when I arrived as had mild hypo feeling :angelic: small carb boosted made me feel better.
     
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  18. PenfoldAPD

    PenfoldAPD Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Nice one ... the St Omer effect has left the building :):)
     
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  19. KevinPotts

    KevinPotts Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    5.6 this AM
     
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  20. debrasue

    debrasue · Guest

    Don't worry @ellagy and @JanetMcDowell - psyllium husks (which give the bread it's purple colour) are used purely for fibre, as they have no other appreciable nutritional value, and the colour doesn't affect the bread. A little less psyllium will reduce the colour.
     
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