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

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

  1. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    That is modern life, the concept that they (the manufacturer’s) think that we (the general public) need.

    I go to the fabric mills (it is just up the road for me) and buy sheeting fabric off the roll or as offcuts, in order to get my flat sheets.

    Actually my head just came up with an idea. You know the corners of the fitted sheet in the set, well undo them, get a square of fabric that matches your curtains or something, sew that in each corner, and you will have an individual designer duvet cover...saves money on buying two sets of sheets to make your duvet cover from the flat sheets in each pack...

    Nah, too much work...cantankerous old lady is still on the prowl here...

    >^..^<
     
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  2. dunelm

    dunelm Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Nicely done. Difficult for people to see through the fog of what they have decided be so for such a long time and see that it may not be correct.
     
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  3. dunelm

    dunelm Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Great result in such a short period of time, well done you. Whatever you are doing is working.
     
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  4. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks very much.

    For me, I think it is basically low carb, generally leaving a gap between meals (not snacking, but sometimes chocolate!), and trying to eat within a four to six hour window in the day. And there are lots of little bits of tweaking within that. It will probably always be a project in progress so to speak.

    And I think it is important to take at least one reading a day, fbg for me (sometimes more if I am working something out), because it focuses me to keep on track (or get back on track if I have strayed a little).

    Thanks again!

    >^..^<
     
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    PenguinMum Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Morning All. 5.8 after steak last night. Last day in Cornwall today, driving across Dartmoor and spending last night in Chagford.
    @DJC3 sending hugs for the headache and higher BG. Hope you’re not coming down with anything or you might be overtired. Can you have a quiet day?@SaskiaKC I agree its silly not to be able to buy a single sheet. We tend to call the inner bit the duvet and then you buy a duvet cover set which is the cover and usually pillowcase(s). I had tie on ones years ago and they worked ok.@gennepher you have a lot of challenges right now so you are allowed to be grumpy. Hope the utility credit gets sorted pronto.
    Have a great Friday everyone. Stay well, get better, stay safe.
     
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    PenguinMum Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    @ianpspurs hug for the lack of sleep. Make sure you eat today even if it is something soft. I am thinking of your wonderful eggs fluffily scrambled! Good luck with the house search.
     
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  7. Krystyna23040

    Krystyna23040 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    @ianpspurs after I read your comment last night I began to think about why are my fasting BS really low at the moment with no dawn phenomenon. They were 4.8 last night and 5 this morning.

    Looked at my records which showed 3 things I changed at the same time:-
    (1) Instead of aiming for 20g carbs and sometimes hitting 25g - I have absolutely kept to 18g
    (2) Have lowered stress levels significantly with meditation
    (3) Added 3000mg of vitamin C.

    I was going to add that the first two would have helped - especially the meditation because I feel so relaxed now and cortisol levels must have dropped significantly which would have a big impact on blood sugars.. Although maybe the small drop in carbs wouldn't have done that much to fbs - but who know - it could be really important for me to stay under 20g carbs..

    I was then going to add that the vitamin C would have had absolutely no impact on BS but thought I had better check that my assumption was 100% correct and came across an article on this website about some research on Vitamin C lowering post meal spikes by sugar by 36%.

    I copied an extract from the article:-
    'The findings indicate that vitamin C provides significant health benefit, but as the researchers say, the significance is that vitamin C is used as an "effective additional therapy", such as a healthy diet.

    For many people, eating a real-food diet such as that recommended on our award-winning Low Carb Program can help people lose weight, reduce their blood glucose levels and even put type 2 diabetes into remission.'

    So - very interesting reading and I completely agree that the mainstay of my fight against diabetes is keto/low carb but that there is still room to add additional therapies so I will be continuing with meditation and vitamin C.
     
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  8. geefull

    geefull Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    good morning all :)

    4.6 for me today

    the sun is out finally, but as with last Friday, it's just in time for my stint in the charity shop. Oh well never mind I'll happily take it and hope the weather improvement lasts ;)

    Yesterday I amused mr gee by buying another big woolly cardi in the middle of June but at least I did a couple of shed laps and lots of moving about too so I felt I was well entitled to my dinner last night :hilarious:

    Hope your day treats you kindly :)
     
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  9. dunelm

    dunelm Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Good morning everyone. I can report that the dark and dangerous north has a surplus of water. So, if anyone who works for a water company want’s to buy some, please let us know before your hosepipe ban planning meeting is scheduled to take place.

    The wonder wheel of indulgence and punishment that is jabbed this time into my right arm registered a 5.0 at 0600. I can report that, according to the graph displayed on my phone by the collected data, that I have about a five minute window between awakening and getting a reading before the liver kicks in. For instance, at 0615 it was 5.5 and at 0630 was 6.2. Should blood testing kits be kept at the bedside or perhaps in the bathroom? Having said that, please don’t charge to the bathroom while not fully awake, especially if it’s dark.

    @Saskia - is it that your duvet and cover is too heavy? Not sure. Our duvet currently in use is 4.5 Tog, natural filling which is not much thicker than a couple of sheets - is that an insert? When it gets a bit warmer we (Mrs Miggins) packs away the duvet and we just use a throw with a sheet underneath.

    @Bubbsie - are you rushed in the mornings to make good koffy? I have a marvellous travel french press by a company called Ohuhu (others available) and take my koffy with me if in a rush. I even take it on holiday with me as I detest instant koffy and that nasty stuff that sits in a glass flask in cafes going all bitter 10 minutes after it has been made.

    Have a wonderful Friday and Bon Weekend if you are not working (even if you are) - please be careful not say anything risqué today, a politician or worse, a journalist, may be listening and make a fence (why do they always resort to woodwork). Then you will be stood in your virtual town square and pounded with social media PC rocks. Koffy time.
     
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  10. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    Glad to have been of assistance @Krystyna23040 although for the life of me I can't think what I might have said to prompt you to examine your, obviously, exemplary records. Your readings are to be admired so your processes must be just right for you - great stuff young lady.
     
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  11. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you!
    You have a great day!

    >^..^<
     
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    Bubbsie Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I don't work regularly every day week or month dunelm...so have no set morning routine...yesterday was an aberration...I have a can of instant coffee for visitors only (those who have no objection to it)...I have so many types of coffee making machines from the complicated Kenwood one (that makes all the right noises)...numerous cafetieres...the stove top percolator...an electric percolator...filter... and in the brick outhouse still in possession of several full packing cases from our move here six years ago is my favourite... a filter machine you can pre-programme to have your coffee ready when you wake...perhaps the 'instant incident' will provide the incentive for us to unpack those boxes and release it.
     
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    Bubbsie Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    We started with rain this morning...it's stopped (for how long lord knows) & the sun is out...I might try & get 'plumpy' out for a walk before it starts again...the smell of wet dog is all pervading...if I can avoid it I will.
     
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    @Krystyna23040 your records make interesting reading, I’m wondering if my rather more slapdash approach needs tightening up. The difference between 20g and 18g carbs doesn’t seem significant to me but it’s obviously working really effectively for you combined with the meditation and vit C. Who knows which of those factors is most important but it’s working so that’s fantastic. I’m going to start keeping a tighter record I think.
    @PenguinMum hope your last day of hols is good - it seems to have gone so quickly! We used to go to a pub called the Plume of Feathers on Dartmoor, in Princeton near the prison, they used to have a folk band playing Sunday lunchtimes and everyone sang along - great fun after a couple of lunchtime beers ( those were the days!)
    @gennepher well done on reduction in your HbA1c that’s a great result in a few months. You’re right about the constant tweaking though, I don’t think I’ll ever have it properly sussed.
     
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    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    You have battled a very clear and present danger alongside highly effective management of T2. Your support of, and kindness to, other members and good humour throughout shines through. You've nailed this stuff to the wall.
     
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    dogslife Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Morning all. A fbs of 6.8 for me at 8.30.am. Yeh! The first below 7 for ages. Have a good day and a lovely weekend everyone whatever the weather.:)
     
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    alf_Josiah Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    ???? If so have a good one and to make things worse I played " happy birthday to you " during my practice session this morning, be grateful you didn't hear it, I played the chord of H## instead of the chord of Bb.
     
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  18. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    May I ask a couple of questions?

    I have researched larger doses of Vitamin C in the past for my other health issues.

    I do have soluble 1,000mg Vitamin C tablets. But with all the shenanigans in my life last year and this year I forgot them, and they are in that tube at the back of the shelf (still in date, I just checked).

    I hope these are not intrusive questions...I apologise in advance if they are....and you are free to ignore them...

    *Do you take the vitamin C in soluble form or tablet/capsule form?
    *Do you take the Vitamin C in one dose, or is it staggered through the day?

    For your information I took 1,000mg of Vitamin C a day for my asthma, and I found it helped. But I broke the soluble tablet in 3 and staggered the dose throughout the day when I visited the bathroom, where I kept it. This was because I had read and was told to take 1,000mg in one go was wasting it because the body flushed the excess out. I took the soluble Vitamin C in water simply because it was making sure my fluid intake was up.

    But as I said, I have forgotten to take it since early last year.

    Thanking you in advance.

    >^..^<
     
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    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    Relax young sparrow me owl it's next week so plenty of time to youtube your tribute.
     
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    alf_Josiah Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Good Morening Ladies and Gentlemen .

    A 6.1 leaped out of the meter this morning, stuck two fingers up at me and promptly blew the fuse in the kettle.

    My task for today is repair the kettle after driving a 6" nail through my meter, ok ok don't go on I know I should say 15cm or 150mm or 0.15m. Don't forget I am low on caffeine, old and grumpy.
     
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