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What was your fasting blood glucose? (full on chat)

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by HarrisonK, Apr 24, 2019.

  1. SaskiaKC

    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. When I go to Amazon to select one I will take you two with me. [​IMG]

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    DJC3 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I bet that cottage brought back some great memories, even though its current state was poor. Apart from the weather it sounds like you had a lovely day
    We got a lot of weather in Plymouth today too - I wanted to show my daughter the Hoe and the Barbican but we got a bit too cold once we were wet so decided against walking too far.
     
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  3. Shas3

    Shas3 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Fantastic
     
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    Shas3 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    6.0 at 4:30 AM. Happy.. going back to bed now. More later once i wake up properly... Zzzxx

    UPDATE after proper wake up: So I woke up at 4:30 and decided I should seize the opportunity to catch dawn phenomenon who may have just started but not yet in full swing. So sleepily i draw blood and was pleasantly rewarded with a 6.0 which while not a great number was still better than last few days. So i had to share the excitement by posting here before hitting the bed again. Then I overslept and when i woke up it was 7:00 ... our domestic helper comes in early at 6:30 and the poor (adorable!) guy was waiting outside chatting with neighborhood security guards, drivers etc. We have a small pantry outside where they could make coffee or snacks and I realized it was empty . Today shopping is on the agenda to stock up their pantry so the next time I sleep longer at least I don’t feel guilty

    Other than that it is a Friday which means weekend is here and hopefully all is good... great weekend everyone
     
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  5. SaskiaKC

    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I am looking at duvets online. Apparently what I want is actually called a duvet insert, and they are always white. Years ago I had a duvet cover that I used with my comforter. The cover fastened with a row of buttons; I've seen some online today that are said to fasten with ties. I can't see the ties in the pics so don't know how that works. The cover I had was too heavy, so this time I am going to look at the weight of the covers. Either that, or I will just take two flat sheets and make my own cover. Since it is all but impossible nowadays to buy two flat sheets, I will have to buy two sheet "sets". Why is "convenience" often so inconvenient? :)
     
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  6. Shas3

    Shas3 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Companies over thinking and imagining that they are making life better for consumers, while in reality they just confuse the hell out of poor consumers like us!!!! Good luck with your shopping ;-)
     
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  7. Shas3

    Shas3 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    @Bildad

    Good on you for stopping the dapagliflozin! I was on one of these (Farxiga) for a while. Initially, it helped the numbers and significant weight loss. But it started giving me so many side effects - extreme hunger, extreme thirst, perpetual sense of weakness. Initially, I did not connect these with Farxiga. Slowly as I read about how it works and the side effects - it became very clear that it was the drug that was causing all the troubles. I should have stopped right away but continued till my meeting with the doc and it was quite a terrible few weeks. Anyway, things improved hugely after i came off it. What I finally understood is - the way this drug works is (in simplistic terms) by filtering off the sugar from the blood in the kidney. So, a lot of the sugar from the blood basically goes off in the urine. What this means is instead of "helping the muscles and organs in the body to absorb the sugar (i.e. energy), it is just filtering off the sugar". This looks good on paper that the level of sugar in blood is low, but it is very artificial in the sense that the muscles and cells are not getting the energy that they should. So, all my weakness and extreme hunger etc. kind of made sense. After all these experiences, I am convinced that the only way to address is 'help the body absorb the sugar out of the blood' which is all about insulin resistance.... and hence exercising and eating better are the only true long term meaningful solutions. But yes, till I get there, I think some medication must help. I have just stopped "Onglyza" (which I think is same as Saxagliptin) and just sticking to Metformin 500 mg X 2 per day. I guess my doctor may not be very happy when I meet him next. But I have noticed that there is no difference in my numbers especially when my meals are LCHF . So..... yes LCHF and more walking!!!!

    Your experience is great and inspiring!!!
     
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  8. ianpspurs

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    Good morning folks. Fbg was 4.5 @ 3.55 this morning when I finally admitted sleep was impossible. The lack of sleep could have been predicted from my experience with very low carb and cals but I assumed, wrongly, that tiredness from dental work yesterday would offset this. I have no pain and was not advised to avoid eating but the combination of anaesthetic and knowing I can easily go without food for a couple of days is a very powerful appetite suppressant. Summer is rumoured to be making a return to this part of the world sometime soon - thunderstorms for my birthday. Time for tea then a day looking at houses and seeing 3/5ths of our grandchildren plus, hopefully, some cricket watching. Enjoy your day or at the very least stare the bad parts in the eyes and tell them they don't define you.
     
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    Morning Ian... have a great weekend... talking of cricket, I thought I should share this... [​IMG]

     
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    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    Love it. Our wedding anniversary is October 27th - Julie knew summer was never a possibility and that was somehow a weekend with no rugby game. Perfect. Great progress with bg control and weight loss, sir.
     
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  11. SaskiaKC

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    Thanks.
     
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    4.8 for me have a good day everyone
     
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    A highish 5.7 for me this morning. Wet dog aroma prevailing here again. Has anyone seen the summer as it is definitely AWOL round here.
     
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    trick60 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Good morning folks, a 5.9 on the dice, it may still be damp, but at least it's Friday.
     
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    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    Great attitude young sir. How is Mrs T and hopefully good news on the outcome of her recent interview.
     
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    Morning...starting off the day with a decent cup of coffee for me it makes all the difference (particularly after yesterdays instant)...another rain soaked day ahead despite that I must water the pots & hanging baskets in the garden which are lagging a little...an exciting day it's BIN day...the green one...another chance for the bin men to drag the pebbles all over the front path as they empty it...woke to a 6.3
     
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    Woken up with a banging headache and 6.7 this morning. The highest it’s been for ages, but it’s been gradually climbing for a few days. Didn’t come out of the 6s all day yesterday.
    @ianpspurs have I missed your birthday? Hope your mouth still feels ok after yesterday’s dental work.
     
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    fbg 10.6 this rainy dull dreary morning...

    The delights to look forward to today - trying to chase up my money which is supposed to have been paid back in my bank account by the dual fuel company which I have now left...

    Life feels so intrusive now, and with a feeling of powerlessness (especially with this new Cochlear speech processor with the crashing app on my phone which is meant to control it but the audiologist says it is very new technology and still being developed), or is it me getting older and more cantankerous?

    Watch out...cantankerous old lady on the prowl today...

    >^..^<
     
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    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    Sorry to hear about the headache and undoubtedly linked high fbg. My mouth feels fine thanks although I haven't tried to eat anything yet - last ate about 18.00 Wednesday. My birthday is on the day next week when thunder is forecast for PE28 - allegedly 20% chance so obs will be nailed on. Hope the headache clears pronto.
     
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  20. HarrisonK

    HarrisonK Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    5.5 and I would like another hours sleep, only because I can hear the rain hammering down and I need to go out ;)
     
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