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

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by UserABC2021, Apr 24, 2019.

  1. jjraak

    jjraak Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Haha.. total bleeps...:hilarious:


    Cheers, though.
    I Do try...:D
     
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  2. jjraak

    jjraak Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes it was a chance for the world to catch it's breathe ..and begin in a different direction.

    But vested interests won't let go, until forced or something replaces it.

    Sadly, while I'm one of those thinking it's happier days ahead, I will be taking lesson from this experience now, because it isn't over yet.

    Another variant or climate change or something else will pass before us oldies are dust

    Hopefully some lesson will have been learned, some life's changing directions & For many the realisation, with those in charge serving themselves and their own agendas first,
    we were always really on our own,
    and we ARE a lot tougher then we thought.

    Perhaps "They" shouldn't underestimate, the 'little oeople' quite so Easily.
     
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  3. Krystyna23040

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

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    Brilliant news.
     
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  4. Krystyna23040

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

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    Please let Arthur the Poodle know that my BS is behaving better this evening - unlike Archie the Labrador.

    As my BS is still quite low I thought it a good idea to have some mascarpone cheese this evening. I put it down on the low table next to my chair and he grabbed it. He has never stolen food before but decided to make an exception for my mascarpone.

    Mr K spilt his whisky trying to stop him.
     
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  5. Krystyna23040

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

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    Good that you are feeling a bit better now. Hope you are completely back to normal tomorrow.
     
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  6. jjraak

    jjraak Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Gave a hug,
    But not sure of tone, if honest ..

    I knew Archie was poorly recently, I suspect under the annoyance, might lay some relief he seems to have gotten a little cheeky.

    Does make an amusing story, if seen from that light .

    Best wishes getting the better of the BG, not the same i'm sure,but anytime I've dropped into the 4's I've felt spectacularly 'off'
    A most unpleasant feeling.
    God know what a low 4 or even a 3 must feel like
     
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  7. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Expert

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    Fbg 6.5

    I am not talking to that cat.
    Why?
    He stole my phone.
    A friend emailed "You're not answering my WhatsApp messages..."
    I put down iPad and look for phone. It had been on my lap.
    I look down the blankets on me. I look down the duvet...
    I email my friend, "I can't find my phone. I've lost my phone..."
    "Take the bed apart," she replies...
    I take everything off my bed, look inside the pillow cases...
    No phone...
    Then I realise that the cat is sitting at the bottom of the bed looking at me. He has not moved despite me frantically looking for my phone in the bed.
    Not moved...
    I go closer to the cat, keeping eye contact. His eyes grow wider. Very wide eyes for Popeye. I slide my hand underneath him. And pull out my phone.
    His eyes widen as though I am going to say something to him.
    I say nothing and walk away.
    I am not talking to that cat.

    I realised that earlier he had got between the blankets and was working his way down the bed, unseen by me. Apart from this hump, under the blankets, making its way down my bed. I had wondered why he was making so much effort, and so I thought he was just making himself comfortable. But no, he had intentionally dragged my phone down to the bottom of the bed and sat on it to hide it.

    Here is my digital painting for today in Procreate...

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    I will have to love you and leave you. Things I have to do. I will play catch up later...
     
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  8. Muddy Cyclist

    Muddy Cyclist Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Good Morning and Dracula delivered a 6.2 for me today, BG scores are probably the only Roller Coaster I shall be enjoying for awhile.

    A fine spring start to the day here and I have convinced Mrs MC to bike ride with me this morning to sort out her horse as our Golf is off the road with broken coil and Mrs MC refuses to drive Wilfrid our VW camper van, so two Muddy Cyclists today. :) What the rest of the day brings I have no idea other than some art and music recordings which are coming in thick and fast.

    Keep safe and seek some enjoyment from your day.
     
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  9. Muddy Cyclist

    Muddy Cyclist Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Spooky tree and moonlight or even a misty sun, either way a good strong image. Was Popeye making a Catcall? Whoops maybe a little Non PC for the forum. :)
     
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  10. karen8967

    karen8967 Type 1 · Expert

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    Woke to a 2.3 treated and now 5.8 so all good
     
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  11. Krystyna23040

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

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    You are right that Archie has got a bit cheeky since his almost miraculous recovery from the stroke. He was so scared when he couldn't stand or eat or drink and now it seems that he is trying to make the most of every day and is really enjoying life being normal again.

    He is also taking advantage of us being so relieved he is back to normal. It was funny though and at least I had more mascarpone in the fridge and Mr K had more whisky.

    Feeling 'spectacularly off ' is a very accurate description of what I feel like in the low 3s.
     
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  12. RFSMarch

    RFSMarch Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Morning all... gearing up to a return but have been catching up with post-AO snoozles, admin et al.
    Having been told I am on the shielding list (after a year of dutifully meandering to Sainsibury's every couple of weeks or so!) I got no fewer than THREE letter versions of the NHS email yesterday telling me the self-same thing. Somewhere a tree has died... in vain, I feel.
    I was actually a bit worried that I haven't had anything official to tell me to rock up for my jab on Tuesday, but I wandered up to the surgery when I went to pick up my meds and as the place I have to go is the other surgery site I just need to turn up and the nicer receptionist checked again for me and confirmed time and date.

    Cave-dweller has his birthday on Tuesday and annoyingly skulked around the house yesterday (either a sicky or a day off) but I hear him clattering about so I shall skulk upstairs until he heads to work.

    Cleaners coming at 9 ... for an extended clean as they stood everyone in February so I will have to move around the house and stay out of their way! In fact if the weather is nice I will finally get that golf net and mat set up in the garden! Oh. Just looked out the window. Bit grey so perhaps not!

    I will have a second lock-down birthday but... things to look forward to: Meeting dating-site guy in person after months of video calls, seeing my support-bubble fam after 29 March as my cousin's husband and their older son and I all have our birthdays on 21 March... and seeing my best friend in Manchester in May.

    People are going crazy booking holidays. After 17th May, I am going to travel down to Colchester, visit my parents' graveside and then go see the parents of one of my besties from school and I think I shall call them today as they have been speared with the jabs recently too.

    Because I still need to look after the pennies, until I have been able to put away the £900 school bestie lent me, I might only go for Swipey once a month. BUT we should make a first withdrawal from the platform I publish all Britwatch work on (tokens released for clicks) and that should start saving me from paying out running costs and contributors from my ow pocket which makes at the very least about £150 a month difference... so fingers crossed I might be able to afford Swipey at the very least.

    Look forward to being back properly from Monday!
     
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  13. lindisfel

    lindisfel · Well-Known Member

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    After two days of rain they forecast a better day today.
    Our friend, the young vet, brings our Lidl shopping this am and we have a chat outside, which makes a nice change, even though all three of us are in face masks. Its usually about animals and the countryside, its nice to get away from the current news obsession.

    Have a good day everyone.
    D.
     
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  14. BRSBRI

    BRSBRI Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    6.2 fbg this morning despite being very good on the dinner last night perhaps due in some part to the midnight call for work which lasted till 2am :( The joys of dealing with Californians...At least the plan for the 2nd ½ of 2021 is signed off...

    Off to M+S down the road on my newly acquired off-road trike - plenty of room for the stores and get exercise too. Then at 0930, work day full of video conferences.

    Hope all is well in your world(s)...
     
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  15. alf_Josiah

    alf_Josiah Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Wow, that's low, glad you nailed it. Take care xx
     
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  16. Muddy Cyclist

    Muddy Cyclist Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I now M&S are having a hard time but didn't realise they were having to open up branches in farmers barns in the middle of fields.:)
     
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    ianpspurs Type 2 · Master

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    Good morning. A 5.0 on Swipey started Bread of Heaven day - 6 Nations biggy Saturday. Would Cloud ruin the scansion? Appeasing Baal, Ashtoreth and Molech (Libre, scales and fitbit) trio with food and drink offerings is rather missing the point of those gifts being the very definition of sacraments, IMHO. I need to monitor not worship. As per @jjraak the Archie story was funny but hypo not so @Krystyna23040 . Hug for your hypo @karen8967 and vaccination after effects @geefull . Good to see you back @RFSMarch - March 21st was my late mum's birthday. Bike rides for Mrs @Muddy Cyclist and @BRSBRI. Popeye the phone thief strikes again @gennepher. Deep in Uni days here but I love this song and it is very relevant just now IMHO. Lyrics. Pip Pip old toots.
     
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  18. dunelm

    dunelm Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    Good morning everyone from a delightful sunny start to the day here in the dark and dangerous north.
    The wonder wheel of the rest of the roasted celeriac with a couple of eggs and some spinach came in at 4.8 this am
    @Muddy Cyclist - a fine, strong seascape - those waves crashing against the rocks from all directions.
    @geefull - hope you continue to quickly improve and that you are a lot better today.
    @gennepher - wonderful atmospheric art from you despite the invasion of a cat burglar. Love the reflections and those trees barely made out.

    Funeral went well and thank you all for your kind thoughts. Time is brief, getting over to France to visit with my parents is high on my list of desires, although that list is very short and contains supplies of koffy. “Unindicated and unknown is the length of life of those subject to death.” (Buddha). We plan to have a family gathering once restrictions are lifted in order to celebrate MIL’s life.
    We think that we may be able to open up our little house on the prairie come April - a bit late but never mind - there will be a bit of airing out to do, water to switch on and some tidying up outside.

    My dad likes frogs and newts and had newts living in their pond when they lived in Somerset (named Kinka and (******-as-a). So, another frog for my dad - ink on rice paper - about 4x10 inches. Hope that everyone has a good day today and can make the most of it. I shall, of course, begin with koffy.
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  19. alf_Josiah

    alf_Josiah Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Good Morening Ladies and Gentlemen and all who remember skipping.......lessons in school.

    A 6.2 and "eyes of blue" this morning. Me and me's are saying nothing about that meter. Mutter, Mutter, mutter.

    Today Mrs J has her jab, I hope they have reinforced needles to penetrate her dragon scales.

    Now I must go and make her early morning tea, I know my place.

    Stay well, stay safe and stay as vertical as possible.


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  20. SlimLizzy

    SlimLizzy Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    I believe you meant to say Dawn Phenomenon here.
    That FBG, given the caveman scenario of olden times, is something the body generates, to enable us, if we had gone without food or too little of it, the day previous.
     
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