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

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

  1. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Like you, @dunelm I have made the back garden pretty much cat proof from stray cats. But my back garden does back on to some ancient woodland, and I have foxes and badgers etc that leave little messages. The messages are very distinctive to the animal...I have moles too.

    I am unable to stop the foxes leaping from garage roofs.

    But the badgers that burrow under the fence are a menace. There is a family of badgers that insist on their right of way. They are often in the front garden, which is dug up on a regular basis. But I draw the line to them digging near my bungalow walls, or under the wall from front to back garden. The badgers want my frogs for supper. The frogs are in my ponds in the back garden. So I asked around for advice. I was told chicken wire. I placed chicken wire near and beside my walls and fence. I even dug some chicken wire into the ground. The badgers then stopped digging their tunnels under my walls into the back garden. I found that cats don't like chicken wire either, they cannot dig their little messages in, they don't like the feel on their paws. But I was pleased how successful the chicken wire was stopping the badgers digging, and into the back garden. The badgers decimated my frog population one year. But I have a breeding pond they always return to each year, and so my frog population built up again.

    Other ideas are black cat silhouettes, metal ones, that you stick on the edge of the lawn, you can get a set of 3 fairly cheaply. But you do need to move them around to keep a stray cat on its toes. I have a stone cat with glass eyes (but the eyes need replacing again). And stray cats are wary of that.

    My cats in the past have been scared of large birds, like buzzards. We have birds of prey here including buzzards. Some idiot a few gardens away was enticing a buzzard into his back garden, so it would swoop in for the meat/kill, I assume he was using meat. So my cats in the past fled indoors if the buzzard was near. One small cat of mine wasn't quick enough, she was on my garage roof. I saw it and couldn't get out to save her. The buzzard got her. Popeye is still very very wary. So, you know you can get quite big plastic owls, that move their heads (and I am assuming make a noise as well), a person across the road has one. She is not an animal lover. And the owl moves its head. Cats don't go in her garden. They give it a big wide detour.

    The Scaredy-cat plant I have used in the past in the front. I was hoping it might keep the foxes away. I think it did. But it wasn't hardy enough to stand the winter here, so they died.

    I understand half full plastic bottles in the border might work. The light reflection is supposed to deter. It's an old game keeper's trick. It might work with strung CD's or other
    shiny reflective stuff.

    I have a neighbour who stands guard at her window and charges out with a powerful water gun....but I am sure cats return to annoy her.

    I mentioned cat silhouettes before and a large owl. Well, you can get them with realistic glow eyes. It's the glow eyes that is important. This works for badgers too. Maybe, if you are partial to gnomes, maybe some with scary glowing eyes, possibly battery or solar powered.

    I have had infra red sensor LED lights in the front, both battery charged and solar. A couple I had. Cats and badgers don't get used to them in the same way as a continuous light.

    I have had a lot of problems with badgers and I don't want them making my garden their home...but what works for badgers works for cats....

    >^..^<
     
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  2. jay hay-char

    jay hay-char Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Here's one of our cats demonstrating his overwhelming joy at my return home IMG_20190531_151241524.jpeg
     
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  3. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Aww :)

    I get smothered!!!

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

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    6.6 this morning after going to bed at 5 5 last night.

    Giving blood for analysis this morning and feeling quite stressed about it. Not about the giving of blood, though I am not terribly keen on needles, I always look away when they are taking blood, but about the results.

    Not having A1C test yet as it has only been a month since the last one.

    Rather the doctor is testing to see if there has been any improvement over the last month on other aspects of my blood works.

    Regards

    Pavlos
     
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  5. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    fbg at 4:15 am this morning.....drumroll...is 7.5

    WHAT?

    For me, that low? I am normally around 9’s, a bit above in double figures, but I cannot find a 7.5 in my little black book for a fbg....

    It was a stressful day yesterday with driving that distance, the heat in the hospital, the wait because the morning clinics ran over, it was the eye check up from my laser treatment.

    I have had less than 4 hours sleep, I can’t wind down yet, it will take me all of today. Yet I get a fbg of 7.5

    Food wise yesterday was still very low carb, but the difference was I bought some really fresh fruit from the hospital farm stall, which is there daily, ate that while I was waiting in the heat and then driving home. I am talking of a humungous punnet of beautiful strawberries, that tasted as though they had just been picked off sun kissed strawberry fields. They were very local, just miles up the road. (I still have another very large punnet, and a punnet of strawberries. There is a heavenly scent from them.)

    Then I had to pick up a parcel when I got home. I didn’t want to go out today, but stay at home. So I made the effort to pick the parcel. Next door was a fish and chip shop, and so I bought a piece of fish. Took the batter off, yes I had a tiny nibble, and just ate the fish inside. The fish in this fish and chip shop, is not frozen fish, but the fresh fish you get in some seaside town fish and chip shops.

    How do I keep these lower blood glucose readings?

    Grey day outside. Dawn woke me up when I would rather have been left asleep. Going to meditate now and then do my exercise and take it easy today.

    If there had been beautiful blue skies it would have been uplifting, but no, another grey gloomy looking day...however I am uplifted by this 7.5

    Have a good day

    Take care x

    >^..^<
     
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  6. HarryBeau

    HarryBeau Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Morning...an early start today I'm working...thankfully its only an hours drive I hope to be back by late afternoon...woke to a 6.3.
     
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  7. Bildad

    Bildad Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    5.2 here today nothing to report but !ore grey skies.
     
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  8. trick60

    trick60 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Good morning folks, 5.5 on the testing dice, very grey here too, have a good day all.
     
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  9. karen8967

    karen8967 Type 1 · Expert

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    6.2 for me have a good day everyone
     
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  10. PenguinMum

    PenguinMum Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Morning All. 6.2 after a terrible night tossing and turning. When I did sleep I dreamt of a ninja tiger wearing glasses stslking my garden. After reading @gennepher s post heaven knows what dreams that will invoke. Great FBG @gennepher I think you have been gradually getting your numbers down and you are in a good place. @jay hay-char I do love a ginger cat. Off to the eye clinic in a minute after my first cup of tea.
    Have a good day everyone. Stay well, stay safe.
     
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  11. Krystyna23040

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

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    Hope that it is not too uncomfortable after the injection. Relaxing with lots more cups of tea afterwards should help.
     
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    Krystyna23040 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    This made me feel sad to read. It is ok if they knew that cutting down the carbs would save their feet but they made the decision to go ahead with the carbs and take a chance on the feet. It's ok because they have a right to make that choice.

    The people who I feel upset about are the ones that didn't know that the advice to base meals on carbs was the wrong advice and would have followed the low carb way of only they had known about it.

    On a happier note - brilliant fbs and great that your hospital visit went well in spite of the oppressive heat.
     
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  13. DJC3

    DJC3 Type 2 · Expert

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    I’ll have everything crossed for you today.
     
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  14. OldButBold

    OldButBold Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I was very good yesterday and it's a 6.3 this morning. Time to misbehave methinks, enjoy the (bin) day :)
     
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  15. alf_Josiah

    alf_Josiah Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Morening, no time to write the usual diatribe and unusual diatribe 6.4 today.
    Don't forget national bin day folks.
     
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  16. dunelm

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

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    Bristol is a wonderful city, I have a brother who lives there. Are you being interviewed for a job there or for a study place?
     
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    johnpol Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Morning all from a damp, overcast, miserable Northeast I thought it was meant to be the summer (not jealous of those in the sunshine at all) the meter of doom threw a 7.8 at me, how dare it!! Mind I did have some cheese and pickled onions last night as an indulgent treat (not as nice as the bar of Hazelnut chocolate but the least said about that the better;)) anyway Rog "The Dodge" Fossie dog is settled in his new foster home and he seems to be coping.
    Good luck for today @alf_Josiah and anyone else having tests and results today.

    Take care everyone.
     
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  18. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    Hope everything goes well today @PenguinMum, @alf_Josiah and @pavlosn. Just because I haven't name checked (tagged) you doesn't mean I don't also wish the same for you but they need extra special good wishes.
     
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  19. dunelm

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

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    Thank you so much for taking the time to write this. What nut job decides to entice a buzzard into his back garden?

    We are off to a large garden centre this morning for a look-see and will see if they can fulfill some of your ideas. Our back garden is full of light at night as Mrs Miggins has festooned the place with a good number of solar powered lights - there are even lights climbing some of the trees.

    Cat silhouettes sound good, with glow eyes and we will think about the idea of chicken wire. We know about the half full plastic bottles - seen them in Spain but not sure how effective they will be on dull days.

    Thank you again and everyone who has contributed - I think that I have heard enough about cats now. It’s like a cat version refresher of Sun Tzu, on the Art Of War and Sun Zi’s Military Methods. It’s all defensive tactics.
     
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