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

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

  1. Shas3

    Shas3 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks a lot... yes a good walk is in order!!! Must do it now...
     
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  2. jjraak

    jjraak Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Cheers @Krystyna23040

    I don't know how i missed that.

    A disturbing watch, but reinforces that the 'Obsessive' monitoring :rolleyes:..is really just self preservation and a sensible precaution.

    here is the youtube link if anyone else needed to catch up.
    Panorama
     
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  3. Bubbsie

    Bubbsie Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Pointless testing every fifteen minutes Shas ...my waking numbers are up at the moment...in the 6's regularly...they do reduce throughout the day...it does happen sometimes without rhyme or reason...a while ago I would have had a melt down with those waking figures however I know I am doing as much as I can to keep my numbers down...so I'm more philosophical nowadays...be patient...don't panic & as @dunelm says...breathe...they will settle.
     
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    gennepher Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    That is bad.
    And it seems it can be avoided. But the medical profession do not give good advice. Nor do they help us in the early stages when we can do something to help ourselves.

    I have always had peripheral neuropathy, and I have it in my feet and toes as well.

    But since diabetes, and for some years before Diabetes was diagnosed, it got worse and I could barely walk. I can't feel my toes, especially if I stub something, yet they hurt anyway.

    The diabetic nurse tells me I should exercise and walk more. But when I did, I had swollen feet and ankles, and was in agony. She, like the above, said it was fluid retention and gave me yet another tablet to take. And said I should walk more. But that made things worse. I didn't research this's the time, but I knew the advice they were giving me was wrong for me, and nothing I could explain could make them understand.

    So, by trial and error, foot supports, and then paying for my own specially made more substantial foot supports helped. And I do wear hiking (ankle support) boots out of the house. And in the house I do a bit of on the feet stuff and then put my feet up for a bit. And alternate all day. I would love to stay on my feet and carry on a job through that I am doing, but my feet get worse and then it's absolute agony when I put them up or get in bed.

    My feet don't heal easily...I have to be scrupulous every day with them, cleaning, creaming, checking for injuries. I may have a bleed because I knocked them on the way to the bathroom in the night. But I have no idea i have knocked my toes.

    I do see the nhs podiatrist, and diabetic nurse etc. But they don't give any helpful advice even though I ask. They just stick that long pointy thing in my feet and ankles and toes which I cannot feel all over my feet and not in my toes..
    But last time I went to the nhs podiatrist when she did an ultrasound scan on top my feet, she did say the blood flow was better than the previous time.

    I can actually see the shape of my ankles now, doing things my way.

    Your last sentence said that low carb helped with this. I didn't realise that.

    >^..^<
     
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  5. Shas3

    Shas3 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks... generally after two hours i am 8 or lower and i am ok with that. Today after breakfast i was at 10.5 and came to 6 only after 4 hours of breakfast.... same after lunch which wasn’t too much carbs ... 9.5 at two hours and about 8 at close to 4 hours ... maybe because I stopped Onglyza (was having side effects) about 10 days ago.... will monitor a few days and decide on meeting with doctor

    Thanks
     
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  6. jjraak

    jjraak Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    while on the subject of exercise, i did read ( @Jim Lahey i believe led me too it,) that resistance training was best for using up the sugars/glucose to get lower numbers.

    It was then that i upped my game to include more weights then running.

    (i kind of see it as an alarm or call to arms for the sugar as the muscles scream out for energy.asap
    which kind of makes sense, the muscles need energy, and the body responds. )

    However the reason i post is that mentality, made me start taking one of the wife's resistance bands on holiday and now to work.
    Found it a nice easy alternative to carrying large weights around, and looking like (more of ) a loon running on spot when i can't get out for a walk/etc.

    Cheap as chips, flexible & easy to transport around.

    Use mine like weight training, standing up, but have used it while sat watching TV, whiling away 10 minutes or so.
    Might be worth considering, for one or two.
     
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    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    @Shas3 all the frequent testing will do right now is confirm you are running higher numbers and as if by magic you will stress, retest a little later and find exactly the same. You don't suddenly go from the progress we have all seen you make to wildly out of control. Maybe relax the testing for the rest of the day and start again tomorrow, relaxed and refreshed for the fight
     
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  8. Shas3

    Shas3 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Ian. I agree... i am stopping now and going for a long walk. Will only test after dinner (5 hours from now)... and will focus on walking, drinking (water! Tea maybe) and eating right.. thanks
     
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    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    Definitely seems to be part of the common ground between NHS recommendations for us oldies and research into more effective types of exercise for bg control. As you say, bands are cheap, not intrusive and very portable. Nice nudge for me to use my weights more frequently although lawn mowing several hours a week is classed as resistance.
    @Shas3 That talk with the Dr seems a very good move sometime quite soon if only to save you from severe finger prickosis
     
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    alf_Josiah Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Good Morening Ladies and Gentlemen.
    Have to be brief today Mrs J has the bit between her fangs therefore 8.2 this morning. Not bad considering this weekend.
    Must go. Have a great day.

    Foot note been commissioned to write another volume of pet recipes along with road kill recipes , will be available in the new year from all good boksellers hehehehe
     
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    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    Think the pet recipes trope may be a tad last year now alfred. The mood music now is all unite the nation - pet lovers as well. Maybe needs a fervent petxiteer like you to unify us.
     
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    alf_Josiah Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Sorry no can do, don't do politics very well. As for politicians......divide and conquer they say.
     
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    gennepher Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I have some of those bands hiding inside a shoe box with some velcroed wrist and ankle weights...maybe I should open the shoe box...

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

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    Shas I've never used Onglyza only metformin since diagnosis...I do know that when I reduced & then stopped taking the metformin it took a couple of weeks for the effect to show...possibly the same with your medication?...don't get too hung up about it...these issues can take a while to settle back down...as you say discuss it with your doctor...then you can make an educated choice whether to restart the meds or not.
     
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  15. Krystyna23040

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

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    I think it helps because of the lower blood sugars - especially after meals.

    You are looking after your feet really well. Everything you are doing is absolutely right and you have put a lot of very intelligent thought into finding out what is best for your feet.
     
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    Krystyna23040 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for posting this link. I found it an extremely disturbing watch but from the moment I watched it the LC/Keto became effortless. Everytime I was tempted by a sweet treat or any carbs the following thought would pop into my head - "what would I prefer - keep my feet or eat the cake'. Keeping feet always won. I think I ended up 'brainwashing ' myself because there is no way i will ever eat sugary or starchy carbs.

    My husband watched it also and from that moment on supported me 109% - which is good as he is the chef and cooks most of our meals.

    My auto correct has gone crazy today. When I typed in husband cooks most of our meals it suggested Labradors instead of meals. Even more disturbing than the Panorama programme.
     
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    jjraak Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Are you Married to @alf_Josiah ......:wideyed::wtf:



    ;)

    Agree the post was a timely reminder of the reasons i started this Woe..and serve to keep me on track, in times to come, please god.:)
     
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  18. Shas3

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    Thanks Bubbsie... i agree.. stopping the medication will show impact after a few days and I must be at that stage... i was hoping my increased walking and lower carbs may help but clearly a lot more tweaking would be necessary if I want to stick to just metformin.... I will continue monitoring and I also think I maybe getting a cold which probably links to higher numbers... thanks again... keeping an eye on the numbers without obsessing
     
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    Thanks jj for the long post and info...I will give it some thought re resistance bands if things dont improve. Gym training etc is really alien to me, the only exercise other than housework and gardening is a good walk but not so inclined on my own. I did look into a walking group in my area but they mostly do really long distances plus I have to travel to the start.
     
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    Bubbsie Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    gennepher reading your post makes me so cross & disappointed...why on earth won't those charged with our care listen to us...we are not medics however no one will know our diabetes as we do...thank goodness you were proactive & got the supports for your feet...I had similar problems with my GP & the DSN...after seeing him for the last three years I managed to give him some insight into T2 diabetes & things much improved...whereas the DSN was simply an immoveable force so I no longer see her...heart breaking to hear how some have been damaged by such casual careless advice.
     
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