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

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

  1. PenguinMum

    PenguinMum Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    @gennepher the way
    The way you have and are managing your health is admirable. It is just crazy that you were advised to do the opposite than what was actually required. It just proves to me once again that we all need to take control of our own welfare insofar as is possible. Well done you for persevering and making the improvements in your feet and being so vigilant. You really are a very inspiring lady the way you cope with all the challenges that come your way.
     
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  2. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you.
    >^..^<
     
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  3. geefull

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

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    good afternoon all :)

    was 4.9 this morning

    unusually for me I slept in this morning and then we were out in the garden trying out the new strimmer before it rained again...which it did...copiously :hilarious:

    never mind at least we got some of the jungle trimmed ;) it's amazing how fast the weeds grow when you can't keep on top of them :sorry:

    Hope your day is treating you kindly :)
     
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  4. Shas3

    Shas3 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    This is so very true.. i am less than a year on this journey and oftentimes feel so down that I keep wondering if I can ever manage to live a bit of a stress free life... then i read your experiences and it is very inspiring to say the least.

    Mrs. S reminds me ‘look at your mom’ and see your friends on the forum- and stop being a wet blanket... and I get some hope... my mom is 86, lives by herself (my sister is next door) and has lived with diabetes for as long as I can remember. Last week in her medical check up the doctor told her - all your numbers are good and she keeps telling everyone how impressed the doctor was .... anyway thanks to all of you for showing us newbies how to be strong and take control of our lives
     
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  5. SaskiaKC

    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes, and welcome! :)
     
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  6. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It has taken me some time to get to this point.

    I was telling them what I was doing, and they were saying it was wrong, and I should be doing it their way. And so I did at one point, because they insisted they were the specialists and the ones that had done the medical trainings etc

    There is one specialist I won't see now. I stood up to him. And finally walked out. It was unpleasant. He was quite aggressive to me.

    I know my own body. I know how to find out things now. I know how to listen to my own body, and attempt to work with my own body.

    >^..^<
     
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  7. SaskiaKC

    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Wow, that sounds hairy (the exam not the 7.9, which sounds great considering the exam). I Googled it out of curiosity. Woof. Early good luck wishes for December!
     
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  8. DJC3

    DJC3 Type 2 · Expert

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    Couldn’t agree more about baked beans at breakfast. Whoever thought that was a good idea???
     
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  9. SaskiaKC

    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It was a liver bird. Apparently they deliver liver to caravan-dwellers to ensure plenty of iron and protein is included in the deck diet.
     
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    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    6.4 on the morning of the eve of TV racing from Ascot, Paul McCartney's birthday, and the anniversary of Waterloo. Should I plan to eat out at Ruby Tuesday? or stay home all Tuesday Afternoon?
     
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  11. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you.
    And thank you for your compliments.

    We do all need to take control, but I can understand it is not easy for many people because of all the environmental stuff, as well as outdated, outmoded so called specialist care, and also people's perceptions.

    But we all need to find ways of over riding all that, if we want our bodies to be healthy as possible.

    I really don't understand why more cannot be done sooner. It's like they (the medical profession) has to wait until the 'problem/s' you have have to wait almost to the point of no return before they can do something.

    I want my body to be healthy as it is possible to be. And that does seem to me, that it includes being particularly vigilant.

    I am no angel, I can slip, but I am back on that path before I have fallen down now.

    Thank you...but really I am just a cantankerous, bl**dy minded old lady who will do her own thing... :angelic:

    >^..^<
     
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    I couldn't agree more gennepher...well done.
     
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  13. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    We are all here to support each other.
    The forum and threads help us realise we are not alone, and that out journey is an individual one. But we can learn from others.
    And have a bit of chat at the same time!
    >^..^<
     
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    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    Probably the same committee that decided oopsie bread, butter on cheese and cupcakes were suitable for humans.
     
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    karen8967 Type 1 · Expert

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    hi pavlosn nice to see you again hope you are well :)
     
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    Shas3 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    After endless worrying about high numbers all day, after a light dinner and a 30 minute walk my number is 7.0 ... happy for now.... I think I was just not walking enough during the day today... when i look at my phone it recorded less than 6000 steps all day, mostly after dinner... while on a good day I manage at least 10K if not 12k.... so walking walking walking......


    Thanks everyone for all the positive support

    Now hopefully a good 7 hours of sleep and fingers crossed for morning FBG number!!!

    Gd day
     
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    He’s absolutely gorgeous.
     
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  18. PenguinMum

    PenguinMum Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    In that case I want to be one too!
     
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    @DJC3 You have my sympathy for your uncomfortable night. I remember those first few weeks well. I am not sure why I thought it a good idea to get 2 pups at the same time (wouldn't be without them though) I was lucky that they managed toilet training quite quickly (it was the only aspect of training that they managed with any degree of regularity) it was warm and dry so that I could have the door open and they had free access to the yard.
    Your boy is so cute. I am sure that you are enjoying your new addition even though it is rather trying sometimes.
     
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    My sister in law in Germany has Charcot foot even though she doesn’t have diabetes. She is something of a head in the sand person so did nothing until the condition of her feet was horrendous. She had the first foot operated on last year, and they ‘tidied’ up the other foot so that it would be ok for the time when it came to walk with crutches. It took quite some time and about 3 intermediate mini ops to get the foot to heal. She had about 6 months in a wheelchair then crutches. She’s trying to postpone (for ever?) the op on the second foot. I was told there are apparently only 3 Charcot foot specialists/surgeons in Germany: in Munich and Hamburg that I know of, not sure about the other one.
    This is definitely an awful condition. My feet are partly numb underneath- we have a foot massager that I use regularly in a desperate attempt to improve the circulation in my feet.
     
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