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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. jason134

    jason134 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    A much better 7.5 this morning
     
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  2. Baruney

    Baruney Type 2 · BANNED

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    Cheers

    ...so this year I have been given 6 lots of test strips for the Glucorx meter. They charge the surgery £10 a box. I pay £8.05 prescrip charges so cost to NHS/Surgery in effect = 6 x£2 = £12.
     
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  3. Baruney

    Baruney Type 2 · BANNED

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    Yep I'm 15 stone. Was 19 stone this time last year. Weight loss via food (LCHF) and exercise (Brighton marathon April 2015). No weight loss last 2 months though body shape changed (love handles going and calves of steel).Bloods improved so take it visceral fat is down.

    Signed up to do a 53 miler (run/walk) - the white cliffs challenge - end of August. Want to be 14 stone for that so half a stone a month for July/Aug and target of below 200 llb for year end.

    Cheers.

    Fly in the ointment is this protein in the urine - what I've read about it so far dietary wise is counter lchf - have a bit of work to do there. Maybe I've been spiking myself with higher level of Potassium Sodium, and Phosphorus?
     
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  4. Baruney

    Baruney Type 2 · BANNED

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    Well knock me down with a Haddock!

    Hope you'll be back down soon(bloods).
     
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  5. Gezzabelle

    Gezzabelle Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Late on parade as always....5.2......shame on me eating those scratchings at 11.30pm :rolleyes:
     
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  6. greyposter

    greyposter Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    8.3 fasting.
     
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  7. NoCrbs4Me

    NoCrbs4Me I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    5.0
     
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  8. emptyplate

    emptyplate Other · Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, but, as usual the dawn phenomenon is not set in stone time wise - well for me it doesn't seem to be! I have a rather irregular wake time and bed time so comment about that as I need to consider it when analysing my morning blood glucose readings. I deally, I'd like to test at a regular time each morning, with that time being at least 8 hours after my last ingestion of any nutrition.
     
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  9. Tim55

    Tim55 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Baruney

    ...so this year I have been given 6 lots of test strips for the Glucorx meter. They charge the surgery £10 a box. I pay £8.05 prescrip charges so cost to NHS/Surgery in effect = 6 x£2 = £12.

    I'm surprised you pay prescription charges for diabetic related prescription items. When I was first diagnosed I was prescribed Metformin, some test strips and given a meter.

    I was fortunate enough to deal with a knowledgeable pharmacist who immediately said to me "You won't need to pay for these as diabetics are exempt from prescription charges" He went on to explain the surgery should have given me a form to complete to get an exemption certificate.

    I went back to the surgery and was eventually given said form and on filling it in and submitting it, my exemption certificate duly arrived - just as well too, because every time I have gone back I have dealt with more junior staff who have asked to see it.

    Just wondered if no-one had explained the procedure to you, as it seemed to me that I wouldn't have got one without asking for it...

    Cheers
     
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  10. brettsza

    brettsza Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    5.0 fasting
     
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  11. vit90

    vit90 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Looks like you need to be on insulin for free prescriptions for diabetes: https://www.diabetes.org.uk/Guide-to-diabetes/Living_with_diabetes/Free-prescriptions/
     
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    emptyplate Other · Well-Known Member

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    Actually, the NHS website states "Medical exemption certificates are issued on application to people who have: diabetes mellitus, except where treatment is by diet alone."

    Hope that helps.

    <addendum> I got my certificate at diagnosis when I was prescribed Metformin. The certificates are renewable every 5 years. As I'm no longer on Metformin and just diet controlled should I hand my certificate in? </addendum>
     
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  13. NoCrbs4Me

    NoCrbs4Me I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    No.
     
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  14. Baruney

    Baruney Type 2 · BANNED

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    Hi Tim

    You only get your prescription free if you take the drugs as well - if you are only on diet and exercise than you have to pay. Had the exact opposite experience when I first went for my strips with the pharma insisting that I didn't have to pay!
     
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    orchid5 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    6.2 before bed, 6.2 this am :)
     
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  16. emptyplate

    emptyplate Other · Well-Known Member

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    Which one?

    No it doesn't help

    or

    No I don't have to hand my medical exemption certificate back?
     
  17. Daphne917

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

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    As far as I know you can use your certificate until it runs out
     
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    loulou99782 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    What's the recipe
     
  19. Pasha

    Pasha Prediabetes · Expert

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    84 mg/dl or 4.67 mmoles/l
     
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  20. Bewildered

    Bewildered Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    6.0 - up very very early today, off to an open day at Manchester Uni, long day ahead.
     
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