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Type 2's: What was your fasting blood glucose in a morning?

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by simply_h, Aug 23, 2011.

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  1. sandy2011

    sandy2011 · Active Member

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    Re: Type 2's : What was your fasting blood glucose in a morn

    Hello markd,
    What kind of drinks are they if you don't mind?
    I read from the forum that red wine is good.
     
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    Often a glass or two of red wine which is, as you say, often mentioned as a good thing from several perspectives. (the Resveratrol from red wine is thought to have some beneficial effect in helping to ward off breast cancer and also a cardio-protective effect - but these are still a bit controversial)

    Also quite common (and what I had last night) is a Margarita - but I make no particular health claims for that, other than it relaxes me and tastes damned good!

    I suppose I could wave my hands in the air and suggest that a combination of a modest number of carbs mixed with alcohol and taken before bed works the magic (and it really *does* seem to keep my fasting lower than red wine) but honestly I just like the taste.

    Of course, if anyone else tries a Marks and Spencer pre-mixed Margarita before bedtime, I'd be interested to see if their fasting improves!!!

    Joking aside, moderation should always be a goal with alcohol - there is a huge body of evidence that modest alcohol consumption is good for most people, but excess risk soon starts to rise if you overdo it!

    All the best,

    Mark
     
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    5.7 fasting
     
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    douglas99 I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Well, one week after being diagnosed with type 2 and a fasting reading of 14.4, it was at 8.4 last night, and I woke up to 9.6 after sleeping all night, which then went up to 14.8 after two slices of burgen bread for breakfast.
     
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    Ann19 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    5.9 fasting 6.4 2 hours after breakfast.

    Douglas99, you had quite a rise after your 2 slices of Burgen, did you have it just as plain toast? You might find it has less effect on your levels if you had your 2 slices with a few rashers of bacon between them :wink: . The fat from the bacon slows the digestion of the carbs. Try it next time it may work for you too.

    Ann
     
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    Long time no see - been away and not tested :oops: This morning was 8.9
    Omer
     
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    viviennem Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    6.2 at 08:00 today. I think I'm getting a cold :(

    Viv 8)
     
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    Hi douglas, fasting BGs were my biggest problem on diagnosis, I found that what I went to bed with, I woke up with or worse. Your pre-bed BGs are quite high - do you snack on anything in the evening? I found that if I ate ANYTHING within 2-3 hours before bed, even an apple, my BG would be up at night and therefore in the morning. I used to have just half a glass (about 100mls) of low-fat milk before I went to bed. I experimented, and stopping that has reduced my fasting BGs by a whole 1. And of course, if your BG before brekky is high, it will be higher again after brekky! Don't get downheartened, after diagnosis it took weeks before my Bgs even STARTED to settle down a bit.
    Good luck, it gets easier!
     
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    Hi all, Fasting 9.1 this morning. Am 'still' cranking up the levemir . :roll:
     
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    5.0 fasting. 5.3 two hours post-breakfast.
     
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    7.5 at 6:30.Hopefully as a result of the general anaesthetic and exploretory op I had yesterday.
     
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    daisy1 Type 2 · Legend
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    • Fasting 6.4
    • @ 2 hours 6.4
    • = good breakfast
     
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    starlight1 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    mine was 11. fasting. am working to get it lower.
     
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    viviennem Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    5.9 at 08:30. Still think I'm getting a cold! Wish it would hurry up!

    Unless I'm allergic to the liqud I use in the washing machine! :shock:

    Viv 8)
     
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    8.5 at bedtime,curry and 1.5 chappati could account for that, 5.3 at 3am when I woke up and had a cuppa, then 6.6 on waking at 7:45am. Have noticed before that during the night bgs fall to 4.8 - 5.5. Why? :?
     
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    They carry on falling in the night as your insulin brings it down slowly, hence low BGs in night, but in the morning "Dawn Phenomenon" occurs as your liver dumps sugar into your blood to ready you for the day. That's why sugars (fasting) are higher again. A non-diabetic has lower fasting sugars because their body can react faster with insulin to bring the excess morning sugar straight back down to normal. Ours takes more time!
     
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    Thanks grazer, i's been puzzling me for a while. Dawn Phenomenon is a damned pest. The only way seems to be to have breakfast at 3am, and I'm sure won't be setting my alarm clock.
     
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    4.3 at 10-30 this morning, rather late to be before breakfast, but had a lazy start to the day.
     
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    viviennem Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    6.0 at 08:30 today. And I've put about 6lbs back on, with my 'break' from very-low-carb :( . Never mind, it'll soon come off again. Onwards and downwards! :wink:

    Viv 8)
     
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    viviennem Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Oct 18th - 6.1 at 08:30
    Today - 5.8 at 08:30

    Viv 8)
     
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