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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. sanguine

    sanguine Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    LMAO! Yes I'm sure that's a possibility! Kim have you seen the latest news from SouthportGP? Take a copy of his paper along on Monday (I'll post the link up here later, copy/pasting with an IPad is such a pain).

    5.3 here, opposite end of the yoyo again. Nothing to do with the wine last night of course (I've done the stats on that before, and overall there's no significant difference - but it's fun to keep experimenting ;)).
     
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  2. alliebee

    alliebee · Well-Known Member

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    Thankyou..it was a bit higher today was 7.3 yesterday but it was a family get together with chinese. First meal off piste...even though I had very small portions...just glad it hasn't kicked me out of ketosis..its nice to know we can have a little treat now and again. Mind you I feel a bit lethargic this morning. I definately feel better on low carb
     
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  3. Kezzer4321

    Kezzer4321 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for explaining @badbrogs21 - That certainly is a terrible way to wake in the morning.
     
  4. AndBreathe

    AndBreathe I reversed my Type 2 · Expert
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    4.2 for me this morning. This is a number I much prefer over yesterday’s very low.

    I think I may have worked out what was happening. I was incredibly hungry again yesterday. I mean, by 3pm, I wanted to eat a horse, the jockey and stable. I’ve snacked two days in a row. Now let’s be clear, that’s no big deal in the scheme of things, except that I simply don’t snack. I could probably count the snacks I’ve eaten in the last year on my fingers, so 2 in 2 days is unusual. Now for the revelation. I don’t think I had eaten enough.

    Ahem.

    OK. To clarify. Since being back in UK, I’ve swapped my oats and milk for yoghurt, bran and rhubarb for breakfast; mainly to satisfy my love of rhubarb and the easier availability of quality plain yoghurt. Then, I started making my own, with Channel Island milk, the plain full milk on Sunday. Sunday make means I started eating it on Tuesday. It brews overning Sun/Mon, goes into the fridge on Monday to chill for Tuesday. Wednesday and Thursday, I’m starving! My reckoning is the reduction in fat calories, was just enough to tip the comfort balance.

    So, I dealt with my hunger again yesterday, and today I will have the same breakfast, and observe for the remainder of the day.

    So, playmates, it’s almost the weekend again. Play nicely. :)
     
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  5. Kezzer4321

    Kezzer4321 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I didn't have time to check my BS when I woke - but it was 9.8 before Breakfast which is the highest its been in a long while:(
     
  6. Paulabetts

    Paulabetts Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    8.6 this morning deff staying in the 8's on fasting only 1.0 drop but im happy
     
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  7. brettsza

    brettsza Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    4.9 today
     
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  8. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Legend

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    I believe it is normal. I had a bit of stiffness a day or two later, but nothing significant and it wore off.
     
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  9. alliebee

    alliebee · Well-Known Member

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    Yes I agree. Very common for arm to ache afterwards
     
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  10. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Legend

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    5.1 at bedtime
    5.4 this morning
     
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  11. Kezzer4321

    Kezzer4321 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    @Dibbles1 - Not such a shock as I think my live dumps sugar into my system if I don't eat my breakfast within half an hour of waking. This morning I got up late and didn't eat until 8:15am .... 2 hours after Breakfast and things are going down slowly. I am now at 9.2.

    I have my yearly diabetic review in around 3 weeks - so I will add this to my long list of questions to ask the DN and Dr.
     
  12. Mandingo

    Mandingo Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    @Bluetit1802
    Ok many thanks. In bed at nights is when its at its worst.
    BG still behaving despite flu jab
     
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  13. beatdise

    beatdise Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    HELP I thought I had been really good this week and was feeling better overall. Even had M&S beans salad and blackberries for lunch yesterday.
    Today I did my first test with my Accu-Chek meter one hour after a breakfast of two slices of Brown grainy bread and a boiled egg. score was ...wait for it......15.6 OUCH. Ok was it the bread and on one slice I had Jam. NO more bread and NO more Jam I guess. I thought by eating so well the rest of the week I would have built up some credit, you know like a bank balance. All I seem to have done is run up some WONGA type Interest on my BG. How often should I test?
     
  14. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Legend

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    JAM? Pure sugar. :eek:

    Did you test before breakfast? Just testing afterwards is fairly meaningless as you have no idea what the rise actually was, although with jam I could make a jolly good guess! 2 slices of bread won't have helped either. Try one slice of bread with no jam another time.

    How often you test is up to you. However, if you want to learn what foods do to your levels, you need to test immediately before you eat, then 2 hours after your first bite.

    Ideally you should aim to keep the actual rise below 2mmol/l at 2 hours if you can. Not always possible when you are first learning, but if it goes above 2 then there is something in that meal that needs attention. It is best to keep a food diary of everything you eat/drink (including portion sizes) and record your levels alongside. This way you will see patterns emerging and be able to work out which foods you can or can't cope with and adjust your portions accordingly, or avoid that food altogether..
     
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  15. kimbo1962

    kimbo1962 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    5.1 this morning.......and........RESULTS ARE IN!! Shall I post here???? I'm actually so very shocked, impressed and proud and had a few tears !! Ok.....Well.....38 !!!!!;) I really am amazed at myself!! Trying to get ready for work here while wanting to dance around the room!!
     
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  16. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Legend

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    Sod work, have a good long dance and enjoy the moment. I am proud of you, a well deserved result and long may it continue. Huge clap from me, and a medal and 5 gold stars!
     
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  17. alliebee

    alliebee · Well-Known Member

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    Oh Kimbo. I'm delighted for you...I've been thinking of you all morning...you must be so proud of yourself..I'm doing a little dance here for you!!!! Happy happy happy :)
     
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  18. pavlosn

    pavlosn Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Very well done. 38 is a truly excellent score, well into the non diabetic range.

    You should be very happy and proud!

    Keep up the good work!

    Pavlos
     
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  19. alliebee

    alliebee · Well-Known Member

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    I think we are all having a few happy tears for you...as Pavlos said. We truly care about each other and our setbacks and to hear of a sucess story like yours warms our hearts for you. Jolly well done my girl xxx
     
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  20. Kezzer4321

    Kezzer4321 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Well done @kimbo1962 excellent news!. I would call into work sick and tell them your diabetes is playing up - then go out and celebrate with a little retail therapy and a healthy lunch :)
     
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