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

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

  1. SaskiaKC

    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Wow, you just flew me back 30 years in time to a friend/boyfriend of the '80s doing the prep work for Cursillo. I don't know if y'all have it -- it's a retreat for adults, so I imagine even more detailed prep involved to make them happy campers than it is for kids! :)

    @ianpspurs , wishing you an early Happy Birthday, young sir! :)

    6.1 for me this morning ... and here comes the KittenCat again, wanting yet another breakfast ... ^. .^
     
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  2. alf_Josiah

    alf_Josiah Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Good Afternoon folks:
    Yesterday which was just for information Saturday, Mrs J and myself were taken by our eldest son up to the 5000th liver transplantation celebration held in Birmingham.

    Just think about it 5000 single organ transplants, 10 000 kidney transplants, nominally 15 000 people able to resume their normal lives, working, partaking in family life.

    15 000 people who owe everything to the kindness and bravery of the donor families.

    It was a good day, we met some old friends. Attended some very informative talks on the science behind the drug therapies, the future of transplantation and the research behind the psychology impact of transplantation. The future looks exciting, but there will always be a shortage of donor organs.

    So when you're walking your cat and petting your pooch, please think about signing up for the donor scheme and tell your families.
    When we finally got home after failing to correctly negotiate spaghetti junction I was treated to an Indian meal of some description which gave rise to reading of 6.9 this morning.
    Enjoy what's left of the day.
    Roasted leg of something or other this evening, the meat is to dark for it to be feline.
     
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  3. SaskiaKC

    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    "Winner," @alf_Josiah -- except for that last bit!

    I just learned the other day that one of my favorite Meals on Wheels deliverymen is a heart-transplant recipient.

    Big hugs to you and Mrs J and y'all's son.
     
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  4. Krystyna23040

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

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    That's exactly what I did last night. I so wanted to watch the Alice Roberts documentary on Canterbury but thought it would be really nice to watch it lying down on the sofa - snuggled under a cosy throw. Big mistake - woke up and found I had missed the whole programme.
     
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  5. Cumberland

    Cumberland Type 1 · Master

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    6.2 oh I’m so happy with this at long last

    Have a good day

    Off to Bournemouth tomorrow for a wee break so might not be on here as regular
     
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  6. Krystyna23040

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

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    Very useful information especially as it explains why my BS are lower since taking a high dose of v vitamin. Very interesting that one of the studies found that having diabetes depletes levels of vitamin C in the body.
     
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  7. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    Many thanks for the early happy birthday wish - guess since I am not yet state pension age in the UK makes me youngish old. @alf_Josiah very thought provoking post and sounds like a perfect and immensely thoughtful Father's Day. @Cumberland fantastic reading and enjoy Bournemouth - you may see a very wealthy dog walking Mr H Redknapp Esq
    ETA: Cricket watching stopped so watching I love 1986 - never heard of the film Absolute Beginners.
     
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  8. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    That's good, getting further understanding.
    Which is what we all are searching for.
    >^..^<
     
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  9. PenguinMum

    PenguinMum Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks @dunelm for reminding me we have one of the Lakeland heated airers in the garage. We bought one for one of our boys at Uni and since its been back it just got buried with lots of other stuff. Trying it for the first time today.
     
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    PenguinMum Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    @ianpspurs I worked for the film company that made it at that time and went to the cast and crew screening but David Bowie who recorded the soundtrack wasnt there.
     
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  11. Krystyna23040

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

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    If at 64 you are in the 'frail old wreck age group ' goodness knows what group I am in - maybe in the 'totally frail old age wreck group '.

    Very interesting about the protein. I usually have approx 52g of protein a day (I weigh 57kg) which looks much too low according to the calculator). The problem I have is that I really couldn't eat any more protein and feel absolutely stuffed and full with 52g.

    So do you think that maybe the guidelines don't apply to everyone. I am very active and teach exercise 6 days a week. My rest day on Sunday is spent doing loads of walking in the countryside. Once I got over the Statin damage I was able to build muscle successfully.

    Edited to add: I wish I had as good A1c as you have
     
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  12. DJC3

    DJC3 Type 2 · Expert

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    The cooking must be a nightmare these days with so many allergies, intolerances and moral/ ethical food choices. When my girls went, everyone got stew in the evening but even by the time they stopped going my friend said it was easier to just have vegetarian food. Teenagers in particular are very particular.
     
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  13. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    @Krystyna23040 I am in no position to comment on the guidelines for protein levels and certainly wouldn't dream of offering you advice. You seem to be doing fine as you are. This is all very personal and ideally we would consult HCPs. My app suggests I average about 85 gms protein which seems to explain why I feel hungry most of the time and tired regularly. I personally don't recognise ever feeling stuffed on lc and find the hf/percentage fat idea very unpleasant - just does not make me feel well but looks lovely on the scales. Sorry to hear about statin damage. Please don't change how you eat without consulting HCP/nutritionist. I know nothing. I would probably do a swap of my A1c for feeling stuffed and having your energy, or indeed any, more than 20 days a month. I really don't want much cream, butter, red meat in my diet - not worried about the fat I just don't like it really.
     
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  14. Krystyna23040

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

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    You are right that this is very personal and that there is absolutely no 'one size fits all'. Looked at my macros for today: Protein 51.49g, carbs 14.,27g and fat 116.28g calories around 1500K. Carbs a little bit lower than usual - but not much. Protein and fat are pretty average. I absolutely couldn't eat anymore than I have today - but will probably have another coffee and maybe some bone broth later. I have a feeling that you would be absolutely famished if this is what you had eaten..

    I find this absolutely fascinating - it is amazing how different we all are. I do a lot of teaching of exercise to people who have injuries and I find exactly the same thing. There is absolutely no 'one size fits all'. This makes my job so interesting and I never tire of it (although I cannot say the same of all the admin involved in running a very small business).

    Just to re-assure you - my HCP is very happy with what I am doing and she is really supporting me on this journey of discovery.
     
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  15. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    What a fantastic business. I am sure it is very rewarding despite the paperwork. Glad your HCP is involved and supportive.
     
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    DJC3 Type 2 · Expert

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    Wonderful @alf_Josiah that must have been a very special day for all of you, but very sobering to think of all those donors.
     
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  17. geefull

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

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    good evening all :)

    was 4.6 this morning

    I was woken pretty early by a short sharp shower pelting on the skylight so I got up and sat drinking tea ;)

    Sunday dinner at mum's today then sat inside watching the birds in her garden through the window whilst we had a couple of showers, birds included a pair of woodpeckers, not something I've ever seen before :happy: then the weather cleared and the little dog and I went off for a walk :)

    Hope your day is treating you kindly :)
     
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  18. DJC3

    DJC3 Type 2 · Expert

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    @Cumberland hurrah! So glad you’re back in the zone. Have a great break in Bournemouth.
    @PenguinMum I’ll be interested to see how good that Lakeland drier is. So many clothes are not tumble dryable now, and once daughter and partner move in with us in Aug we are going to struggle in our little cottage getting all the clothes dry. I thought one of these would be ideal - we could plug it in in the garage, there is plenty of room in there as it only contains Mr Cs motorbike.
     
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  19. Krystyna23040

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

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    I think I am one of the lucky ones. I live in a small market town and my HCP works from my GP's surgery. I think that she is probably the best DN in Norfolk.
     
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  20. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    So, in many ways not normal for Norfolk:angelic:
     
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