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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. connie104

    connie104 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Your doing fine so soon after your operation x
     
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  2. Brunneria

    Brunneria Other · Guru
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    I've been testing less and less recently. For two reasons:

    Firstly, my results have been so utterly predictable that it has felt like wasting strips (6.4 ish DP, 5.3-5.6 pre-prandial, 6.1-6.7 post prandial)

    Secondly, because my test results has been frankly, silly. First test far too high. Second test more likely. Third test sameish as second. Ridiculous. And costing me 3 strips to get exactly what I knew it was before the test. Humph!

    So imagine my surprise this morning when I get 3x 7.6 in a row!
    Double humph!!!
     
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  3. AndBreathe

    AndBreathe I reversed my Type 2 · Expert
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    In the words of Maggie Smith in Downton Abbey (and you have to speak it in your head in her dowager's voice),

    "What is "the weekend"?"



    I only watched Series 1, but that was a classic line.

    Don't worry Sanguin, it's the day after, the day after tomorrow.

    Put another way, it's only 3 sleeps.

    OK. I'll stop now.
     
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  4. PatsyB

    PatsyB Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    6.2 am surprised as was eating diabetic chocolates last eve bought for me for my birthday and wow they made my tummy felly yacky as do not usually eat :(
     
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  5. AndBreathe

    AndBreathe I reversed my Type 2 · Expert
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    Today was 2.9 (retested 2.9, 2.7, 2.8 – Hmmmm), so somewhat lower than my personal range and an eyebrow raising moment. :mad:

    Yesterday afternoon I had one of those incredibly hungry periods, about an hour before I was due to eat. I just knew a cup of tea wasn’t going to cut it. Tested – 4.6. Now, that’s above my usual preprandial range, so I can only assume my liver was having a “one in, all in” liver dump. Based on how I felt, I had a cup of tea, a babybel and got cooking. I was 4.7 postprandially, so happy enough with that.

    The low this morning hasn’t spooked me. It’s more an irritation. I’ll keep a close eye on things and see where I go from here. I’m due an HbA1c (and confounded lipids) early November. I have the papers since my last, so in theory I could go any time. Current plans are either the end of next week, or the beginning of the following.

    Deep joy.

    Play nicely boys and girls. We’ll never be younger than we are today. :playful::playful::playful::playful:
     
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  6. sanguine

    sanguine Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    And then 90 minutes later, still before showering and breakfast, just two cups of tea, it's 5.7. Another day in the weird world we inhabit. Probably due to calming down a bit after my mind churning in bed before getting up and settling down to the slightly more positive reality. (That's enough crackpot psychology now, Ed.).
     
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  7. alliebee

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    6.5 for me today :)
     
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  8. AndBreathe

    AndBreathe I reversed my Type 2 · Expert
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    Excellent, Allie. Looking on, it looks to me like you're really getting the upper hand with this thing again?
     
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  9. alliebee

    alliebee · Well-Known Member

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    Thankyou yes it all seems to be falling into place nicely. Know what I can and can't eat on a variety of foods. I'll bet there are many surprises to come yet
     
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  10. Paulabetts

    Paulabetts Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    8.5 coming down i feel
     
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  11. MsVelvet

    MsVelvet Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the forum
     
  12. MsVelvet

    MsVelvet Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yippee!
     
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    alliebee · Well-Known Member

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    And welcome from me too :)
     
  14. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Legend

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    I had a big spike at 1 hour after tea last night, 8.6, down to 7.6 at 2 hours, 5.7 at 3 hours, but it was hubby's delicious meat and potato pie.
    5.5 at bedtime
    5.2 this morning
     
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  15. MsVelvet

    MsVelvet Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Fantastic.....working well for you at the moment.
     
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    MsVelvet Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    6.3 this morning
     
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    I fancy the recipe for Mr.Bluetit's meat and tattie pie...( please). It sounds so nice...
     
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  18. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Legend

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    It was my grandma's recipe originally!
    Just normal really. Best stewing steak, ox kidney, Bisto, diced potatoes added part way through, cooked slowly in oven in deep casserole dish, topped with thin shortcrust pastry. Grandma used to add an onion but hubby doesn't like them. I can't tell you how delicious it is.

    I've just looked back to the first time I had this after getting my meter. It was back in April. My 2 hour rise was a massive 6mmol/l higher than my start level, so it's good to see my pancreas is working much better now.
     
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  19. alliebee

    alliebee · Well-Known Member

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    Thankyou. It will be nice to have to look forward to once mine stay down...will soon have to learn to maintain weight whilst keeping my bgs down
     
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  20. AndBreathe

    AndBreathe I reversed my Type 2 · Expert
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    Blue - That's an impressive improvement. A spike of +6 would have had me (mentally) on the ceiling!

    In terms of my own improvements, I don't focus on improved pancreatic function, I concentrate on decreases insulin resistance due to trimming up. That's my motivation not to regain weight. I could be very wrong/deluded/bonkers***, but that's where I've persuaded my head to be.

    I haven't actually had any pastry whatsoever since diagnosis. I haven't felt bothered by that, except when in the French territories, and lusting after pain au chocolat, straight from the oven, with a coffee, outside on the bay front. That's as much about happy memories of special times than the food though.

    *** - delete as appropriate
     
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