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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. pavlosn

    pavlosn Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi @ally1

    Are you keeping track of your pre and post meal counts as well. In my experience keeping post meal counts to within 2 mmol of pre meal is the best way to see improvements. Maintain this and the fasting level kind of takes care of itself usually.

    Well done on the progress so far.

    All the best

    Pavlos
     
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  2. Mike d

    Mike d Type 2 · Expert

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    Hi Ally

    What's you best reading pre meals thus far?
     
  3. PatsyB

    PatsyB Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    6..8 today i ate tea late....
     
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  4. Mandingo

    Mandingo Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    A very good morning to all.
    4.0 this morning. "I like the this number" ☺
     
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  5. JohnD54

    JohnD54 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    5.7 seems to be settling into a pattern of mid 5s, unless alcohol the night before, is that the way to go. Lol
     
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  6. Mandingo

    Mandingo Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    There are positives about being diagnosed with this condition if you can call it that.

    I eat healthier than I used to
    Exercising is even more important me.
    I have an even better awareness about the food I eat and it's effects on my body.

    I have found a group of people I know not personally yet when I read their posts I'm encouraged, it's very helpful and I'm not alone.

    Thank you all
     
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  7. brettsza

    brettsza Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    5.1 before dinner
    5.1 after dinner
    5.8 fasting
     
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  8. AndBreathe

    AndBreathe I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    With your medication, and occupation (cabbie?), have you been given clear driving guidance, if you're seeing lows like this? Do you see 4s during the day too?

    My numbers are tending to run low at the moment, but I'm not taking any medication (and feel fine, down to 3.4), so please don't think I'm being critical. You seem to have this thing by the throat. :)
     
  9. emptyplate

    emptyplate Other · Well-Known Member

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    5.4 mmol / L - just now.
    Went to bed in the early hours @ 1:25 am.
     
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  10. alliebee

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    Went bed at 6.7
    Woke to 10 .1.
     
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  11. douglas99

    douglas99 I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    5.2 this morning, spot on where I like it to be.
     
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  12. ally1

    ally1 Type 2 · Expert

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    mike d my best reading in the morning i think was 11. best pre lunch and pre tea has been 7.9
     
  13. AndBreathe

    AndBreathe I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    Don't do yourself a disservice Ally. Your lowest (post 1099 - I have a scary memory sometimes!) was 10.1, the other day. I think I get more excited than you !!!! :)
     
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  14. cold ethyl

    cold ethyl Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    5.8 which was surprising given the poor night's sleep I had- awake till 2 then up twice after that.
     
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  15. AndBreathe

    AndBreathe I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    Another 3.8 for me this morning. Again, I was quite surprised as I had a hungry day yesterday where table legs and scabby horses were in danger of being eaten! Suffice to say, my calorie intake was quite a bit more than my usual, but my appetite and bloods demanded it. I'll have to keep an eye on that - not so much because I ate more; I clearly needed that, but more whether there has been a cumulative impact of all the low numbers I've seen of late. Yes, it's another part of the puzzle.

    Today I'm a bit undecided about how I'll spend my day. I could do with pruning some shrubs, but the sky doesn't look too great. Otherwise, I may have a clear out of the bureau. Avoidance tactics for that one have been working for quite some time, but I think it might really be calling me today........

    Play nicely boys and girls. :)
     
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  16. Mandingo

    Mandingo Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    @AndBreathe
    Hi, firstly let me say I do not think you are being critical but rather helpful.

    I was advised to check my BG before driving long distances and the every two hours during the journey.

    This I currently do.

    I test regularly during the day before and two hours after meals.
    In the past 7 days my Average readings are: Before meals 4.2, two hours after meals 5.3

    My current weight is 11.7 stones.

    Your input is very much appreciated.
     
  17. AndBreathe

    AndBreathe I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    Has there been any discussion with your Doc about the potential to adjust your medication, in the light of these improved levels?
     
  18. Mandingo

    Mandingo Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    @AndBreathe
    Not as yet however I reduced my medication from 120 mg to 80 mg daily as from two days ago.
     
  19. AndBreathe

    AndBreathe I reversed my Type 2 · Master
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    Ah, I'm sure that makes all manner of sense. In your situation, driving for a living, you really don't want to be playing too closely, too ofetn in the hypo ranges. It soulds like you have your head very much switched on.

    The less Gliclazide you can be on, the less stress your pancreas may be under.
     
  20. Bev18

    Bev18 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    10.1 for me was 9.3 going to bed (which is good for me lately) , so must be the liver thing again. But did have a stupid dream about aliens taking pictures through the window at work.
     
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