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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. Tweetypie

    Tweetypie Other · Well-Known Member

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    Yay! That's brilliant I do find a high fat snack works best for me too. Try a small cup of warm almond milk, with teaspoon of cocoa powder or small piece of 85% dark choc mixed in. I then add some coconut oil and sweetener if needed. Whiz up with my mini whisk - lurvly! This is my fave I think.
     
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  2. alliebee

    alliebee · Well-Known Member

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    Ooh that sounds nice I will try that. Think I've got my carbs just right at 35 g a day although I can tolerate a few extras without spiking. I'm still in ketosis nearly 7 weeks now and have downsized my protein a bit. Its the fats I have to get round a bit. I've just bought coconut oil too I've lost 1 stone 3 lbs already. Just a stone to go now. All in all life feels good
     
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  3. sanguine

    sanguine Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    There will be some ups and downs Ally, but keep doing what you're doing and the overall trend will be downwards.
     
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  4. cold ethyl

    cold ethyl Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    5.6 this morning. Maybe being woken at 3 am by the sound of a pile of DVDs falling out of bookcase is what is needed every night.
     
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  5. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Legend

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    6.1 at bedtime (totally 100% self inflicted)
    5.9 this morning. (at least there was no overnight rise this time, considering where I started this was a relief!)
     
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  6. Paulabetts

    Paulabetts Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    9.5 this am so it is the sleepers keeping it low once a week. Saw Dr yesterday who was more than happy to supply GS and was thrilled with my low carbing. then saw DN who said she would see me in 4 months but only as they want to try and remove one of my drugs (Ramipril) other than that she would have been happy with a year Wieght 90.6 lost just under a stone in 3 months. HbA1c 53mmol /7% and chorlesterol 3. slightly up from 2.8 First time I have been called a star patient one happy bunny
     
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  7. AndBreathe

    AndBreathe I reversed my Type 2 · Expert
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    This morning, I came in at 4.3. That’s upper range for me, but I have to be happy enough as I was still running a bit higher yesterday, after the events of Monday.

    A fuller understanding of our sustained damage is becoming clearer and there’s the usual mix of better and worse news. It seems the property is unscathed, but our outside spaces and toys have paid quite a high price – including 2 concrete piles; one supporting our finger jetty, and one of the legs of the boat lift; have moved. Trust me these piles are 18” diagonal, square construction mahoosive chunks of concrete. We’re not alone with this issue, but it certainly demonstrates the strength of the water/wind/natural forces at play on the day. Mother Nature can be a cruel mistress, and I think we sometimes get a bit complacent about these things. The big boat appears definitely reparable, which is a massive relief. I would have been heartbroken if that news were different. That said, we haven’t had the surveyor out onto her yet, but so far, it looks a fair conclusion. So far, it looks like some fibreglass work, with all the paint finishing that goes with it, some stainless steel work, including a specially fabricated piece of stainless that we had made in UK and shipped. Our requirements couldn't be met in Paradise, so replacing that won’t be cheap. Then onto smaller things like the wind generator bearings sounding like a steam engine! Now normally, it’d be my job to go up the mast for that, but it looks like a get a free pass this time around, as it’ll have to come down, today or tomorrow to stop the noise, or the neighbours will, quite rightly, complain.

    So, here we go off into Project Mode. My OH literally has new files set up in Project to start working it through. The Gants are growing already. Our joint record keeping and attention to detail preferences tend to work for us in cases like this.

    Oh well playmates. I won’t mention this lot again, as it’s going to be several months in the resolution; partly because nothing happens fast in the Tropics and OH’s time back in the UK coming up shortly.

    Have a great day everyone. Life could be so, so much worse.
     
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  8. AndBreathe

    AndBreathe I reversed my Type 2 · Expert
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    Did you knowingly stray from the well-worn path last night, or was it a surprise?

    I wouldn't beat myself up either way. You usually seem to be very much on-track.
     
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  9. JohnD54

    JohnD54 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    5.1 after extremely restless night, bed for midnight, up 3-5 **** those foxes lol
     
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  10. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Legend

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    I knowingly strayed, so no surprise. I had far too many carbs at evening meal, and naughty ones at that. I didn't go drastically high. My 2 hour spike was 1.7 but I just stayed up there all evening! I was celebrating a good oncology review. I won't do it again for a while.
     
  11. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Legend

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    I hope you get all this resolved before too long. It puts our wind damaged fence in to perspective! Good luck with it all, I can understand how distressing it must be for you being so far away.
     
  12. AndBreathe

    AndBreathe I reversed my Type 2 · Expert
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    Don't beat yourself up. Ignoring the carb delaying your score lowering again (and I think "spike is relative here. Non?), I bet the nervous tension of the day used up any additional calories you consumed.

    There's always a silver lining, if we look hard enough. ;)
     
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  13. AndBreathe

    AndBreathe I reversed my Type 2 · Expert
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    Thanks for that. It won't be quick, but the experience of 2010 will stand us in good stead. It is frustrating not being there, but this (and worse) was always a possibility, so no point getting over-wrought over it.
     
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  14. pavlosn

    pavlosn Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    As good a reason as any to celebrate, diabetic or not. I would not worry about it!

    Pavlos
     
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    greyposter Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    5.6 this am,fasting.After porridge it rose to 9.5
     
  16. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Legend

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    Does it always spike so much after porridge? That is a big spike. Perhaps you should consider avoiding it? If you make it with milk, that won't be helping.
     
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    I can't eat porridge. Its like eating sugar sadly for me. I love it too :(
     
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  18. greyposter

    greyposter Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Might try a smaller amount,though in truth I only use a small amount now.
    Forgot to add,Ialso need to pass water 6/7 times within 2 or 3 hours after 5am.This is before breaking fast.
     
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  19. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Legend

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    If I were you I would stop eating porridge and change to something else, maybe plain yogurt and a few berries or scrambled eggs, or bacon and eggs, or eggs any which way.
     
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  20. greyposter

    greyposter Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Porridge will be Sunday treat from now on.
     
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