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

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

  1. Krystyna23040

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

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    An amazing 4.8 this morning - which is surprising as I worked late on Saturday so had a late evening meal which would usually give me higher fbs the next day.

    Thank you @ianpspurs and @jjraak for your kind comments. You are right - I am not obsessive with my keto diet and record keeping - It's a life long concern, with some nasty complications if ignored.
     
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  2. Krystyna23040

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

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    What a lovely little dog. I love his name. I am sure he will make a wonderful addition to your family.
     
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    Krystyna23040 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    exactly the same thing happens to me when I have too much protein.
     
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  4. PenguinMum

    PenguinMum Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Morning All. A mighty 7.0 for me. @Shas3 I send hugs and understanding but we will both get there. We got a takeaway last night and unless I just have cauli bhajee it just doesnt work for me, I now have to accept that. Tried the dry Tandoori meats but not great. Glad it worked out good for you @HarrisonK. Anyway its raining here, cats and dogs, since we got back yesterday afternoon. Lots of washing to power through and emergency shop required.
    @DJC3 sounds like little Dennis had a great first night. @Bubbsie glad the knee is better pain is so tiring and heavy painkillers make me feel like a zombie (with high BG I might add). @Krystyna23040 hope you have a restful day today. @gennepher hope the roof is now good and you have a relaxing day.
    To everyone have the best Sunday and if you are a Dad an even better one.
    Stay well, stay safe.
     
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  5. DJC3

    DJC3 Type 2 · Expert

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    Difficult to balance sometimes isn’t it? A juicy steak is lovely and low carb, but having it with salad, even with olive oil dressing to add fat does seem to make a difference next day.
     
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  6. dunelm

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

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    Good morning everyone and what a bright and sunny morning it is at present in the dark and dangerous north.
    Fathers Day today and I can report a smattering of cards with the words “Dad” and also “Grandad” written on as well as a wee brightly wrapped parcel and a bottle of wine.

    The wonder wheel of celebration and gaiety joined in with a brightly flavoured 5.1 and the tea in my tea mug is extra flavoursome. Even my dressing gown feels softer and lighter.

    Have a great day if you can, stand in wonder if you can’t:

    All I could see from where I stood
    Was three long mountains and a wood;
    I turned and looked the other way,
    And saw three islands in a bay.
    So with my eyes I traced the line
    Of the horizon, thin and fine,
    Straight around till I was come
    Back to where I’d started from;
    And all I saw from where I stood
    Was three long mountains and a wood

    Edna St. Vincent Millay
     
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  7. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    How much protein to eat is something that vexes me. T2 or not sarcopenia is a thing and being 64 next week I am obviously in the frail old wreck age group. There also seems to be quite a split amongst the gurus about this. I liked this from Zoe Harcombe - especially point 10 http://www.zoeharcombe.com/2018/02/protein-by-kevin-handreck/
    Mind you, my levels and A1c suggest I don't do control so well but if Harcombe bigs up this guy I think I will pay heed.
     
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    #3427 ianpspurs, Jun 16, 2019 at 9:29 AM
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  8. DJC3

    DJC3 Type 2 · Expert

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    The post holiday washing is enough to push anyone’s fbg up. If you’re going to Sainsbury’s my branch had moules in garlic butter on special offer - I bought some for lunch and thought of you.
     
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  9. trick60

    trick60 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Good morning folks, a 5.2 on the dice, I hope the new pot of strips I ordered is as friendly.
    Hope all you fathers enjoyed your breakfast in bed, mine was imaginary but delicious with the eggs cooked to perfection and the bacon crisped just right.
    Meanwhile reality is calling and HRH requires tea and toast...have a lovely day all.
     
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  10. PenguinMum

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    Oh thanks will be going to Sainsburys in an hour or so stopping off at the launderette near there to dry some “tumble dryable” clothes. My drier died just before we went away it was a small Creda that gave me 28 years service. I was almost sentimental. Dont really want to rush out and buy a replacement in case we move but if this weather continues might have to!
     
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  11. dunelm

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

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    Good article and reflects the findings of others. A good article discussing protein intake and satiety can be found in the link below, summarised as:
    The analysis of half a million days of MyFitnessPal data indicates that:

    • Our bodies seem to be happy with less energy when we provide it with adequate protein.
    • Low protein intakes correspond with the lowest levels of satiety and the highest energy intake.
    • Higher protein intakes tend to increase satiety and spontaneously reduce hunger.
    • Increasing protein from 0.7 g/kg LBM to 2.4 g/kg LBM corresponds to a to spontaneous calorie reduction of approximately 15%, even before we account for the higher thermic effect of protein.
    https://optimisingnutrition.com/2018/05/17/how-much-protein-do-you-need-to-optimise-satiety/
     
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  12. Bildad

    Bildad Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    The meeting was long but the majority of the decision making is now done. There is of course all of the actual prep to do and the good to buy. Thank goodness for on line shopping and deliveries. Fortunately for all involved I am not doing the cooking!!
     
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  13. dunelm

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

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    Sorry to read that your dryer had given up the ghost. Always an issue when having to replace white goods. We have a condensing dryer but recently we have been considering getting a heated airier as at first glance they seem to be a cheaper to run and take up little space.

    https://www.lakeland.co.uk/around-t...drying-and-airers/electric-dryers-and-airers/
     
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  14. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    Thanks for that summary and link, Ran some numbers on a LBM calculator which produced quite a range of results upload_2019-6-16_10-47-25.png

    Implication being I need to eat far more protein? Somewhere between 150 to 300 gms which is way higher than the 120 ish keto would suggest. Also ran an analysis of protein from 100 gms of a few different sources which suggested chicken as best (I used thighs with fat) cheese and 3 eggs next with steak way lower. Double cream was negligible. All fits my biases and may explain why I feel so hungry on lc so naturally very wrong but entertained me so thanks again.
     
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    #3434 ianpspurs, Jun 16, 2019 at 10:55 AM
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    gennepher Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I hope you can find something useful in that.
    I need to study it all again.
    Thank you

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

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    Thanks, the roof tiles now look very stable..
    I can finally relax.
    I hope you find some relaxing time today.
    >^..^<
     
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  17. HarryBeau

    HarryBeau Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks PM...I'm haven't taken the pain killers for a couple of days now...yes they have that effect on me too.
     
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    HarryBeau Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes I downsized when I moved here from London theoretically dunelm...and I still have packing cases in the outhouse from 6 years ago...I really must get round to unpacking them or throwing them out some time.
     
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    So we started watching a film last night. I closed my eyes to listen for a short while. 2.30 woke up having not taken my evening meds nor my evening readings nor my abasaglar. And cold too !

    And missed the film lol.
    And my tea had gone cold .. this one hurt the most !

    Long story short I am 6.6 this morning alongside a mixture of relief, crinkled neck and thirsty.
     
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  20. SaskiaKC

    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    @Bildad there are those who would have the rest of us think that all the world's a minefield. So they plant mines of their own and then point them out to us in BIG RED LETTERS: "Here be dragons!" :)

     
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