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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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    I started taking vitamin C recently - just because I felt it might be helpful for general health when I noticed lower blood sugars - especially fbs in the morning. Not a huge difference but enough to wonder what was happening.

    I had also changed 2 other things so in order to rule out the vitamin C I did a search and came across this link on this website https://www.diabetes.co.uk/news/201...ucose-levels-in-type-2-diabetes-95348957.html.

    So it does look as though the vitamin C does make a difference - in conjunction with low carb.
     
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  2. PenguinMum

    PenguinMum Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the link Krystyna its very interesting. Clearly the pills are more concentrated and fructose free. I used to love oranges.
     
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    DJC3 Type 2 · Expert

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    @PenguinMum it must have been a very emotional parting yesterday evening, good idea to immediately book your Aug weekend in Dublin. You’re right that the world is a smaller place now so it’ll be a doddle to pop over and see him.
     
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  4. SaskiaKC

    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Last night I had my bedtime snack a couple of hours later than usual -- and my FBG this morning was the lowest it's been in nearly a week, and about as low as it was when I was doing LCHF. I don't eat to a plan, I just try to keep the carbs to a moderate level. (I don't always succeed.)
     
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    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    So that's where SOL has got off to this morning ... I've been wondering ...

    He was here smiling through tears the other day ...

    [​IMG]
     
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  6. OldButBold

    OldButBold Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I agree in that I have no plan. Last year I was really cranky about my numbers, fasted for a week etc
    and whilst I admire everyone that has lost weight, I haven't lost anywhere near what others have. I think it's because I don't really understand and I've just lowered my carbs. 'Tis the Way of the Wryd, all magic to me :)
     
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  7. Goacher55

    Goacher55 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It’s fab now
     
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  8. SaskiaKC

    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I went all LCHF a year ago when first diagnosed T2. I lost 27 pounds over the summer. I haven't lost a pound since, and when my doctor told me my LDL cholesterol was too high, I quit the LCHF and started eating oat products. And occasionally other grains as well. I want to lose another 27 pounds but I also want to keep my cholesterol and BP and FBG in some sort of balance, as well as just plain feel good. :)
     
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  9. SaskiaKC

    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yay!

    I hope your appointment went well.

    Please tell Harry I'm sorry our MACK garbage trucks no longer seem to have their hood ornaments --

    [​IMG]
     
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  10. PenguinMum

    PenguinMum Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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  11. PenguinMum

    PenguinMum Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Gosh @SaskiaKC thats a bit posh for a garbage truck look like it should be on a royal car. Re BG and LCHF I stick to approximate levels of carbs and do tend to eat meals that have been well tested. Lately I have been finding too much meat gives me higher levels and its not what I eat with it cos its salad or brocolli unless there is a combo thing going on. So to cut to the chase I often have surprise readings too, good or bad.
    How is the KC today, normal service resumed?
     
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  12. SaskiaKC

    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    A friend just sent me this:
     

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  13. HarryBeau

    HarryBeau Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I didn't get the numbers I'd hoped for so back in another week Saskia….good grief Harry has a doppelganger ... I'd love one of those I'd put it on my car.
     
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  14. SaskiaKC

    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for asking. No "movement" on the KC front yet this morning but she ate two very good breakfasts and seems to feel fine.

    Actually I just realized that "front" was rather a bad choice of word on my part ...

    Hood ornament idea for a royal car --

    [​IMG]
     
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  15. PenguinMum

    PenguinMum Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Love it!
     
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  16. SaskiaKC

    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm sorry about your numbers. I hope they will be better next time. I have a doc appointment just under a month from now ... I have no idea how my numbers will be ... so much juggling ... :confused:
     
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    You have just reminded me of yesterday I went to the garden centre for a couple of Dahlias and parked next to a shiny navy blue Bentley with the chauffeur polishing the bonnet/hood. I was most surprised and wondered what titled person was inside. Anyway didnt see anybody and was in a rush to get through the tills where the assistant was walky talkying the manager saying a customer wanted to spend £5,000. I would have thought that would be entire shop! I will never know as when I returned to my car the Bentley was gone.
     
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  18. SaskiaKC

    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Maybe if they have any stock left the Bentley will come back for it -- while you are there. :)

    There was a Bentley outside the grocery store here a couple of months ago. No chauffeur in sight -- maybe he was inside doing the grocery shopping! It didn't look like a Bentley to me at first glance -- no hood ornament. But by the time I walked around it I saw "Bentley" spelled out on the back.

    I miss hood ornaments. Even Jags and Mercedeseseses don't have them these days.
     
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  19. PenguinMum

    PenguinMum Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    @Bubbsie sorry you have to go back for another test next week. Hope it will be better.
     
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  20. jjraak

    jjraak Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Health n safety I'd say @SaskiaKC .

    Plus the beastie boys started the car emblem craze, with the VW....Sure a few mercs lost their emblem due to 'over enthusiasm_
    Can't say I've seen the 3 pointed star 'circle' on recent mercs. ??
    Does seem to be an aversion to adding ornaments, as it's unclear in the event of damage to others (pedestrian), who would be liable...easy route out, no mascots I guess
     
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