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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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    Morning All. Another 5.3 for me so happy on my last day being 60!
    BBQ later with son’s GF joining us but have some work to donthis morning.
    @DJC3 the Carnival marching sounds fantastic and I bet your grandaughters were delighted you were at the front. lovely memories made.@HarrisonK dont know if you had enough coals? We buy the pack that contains 4 ready to light parcels and use 2 or 3 depending on quantity to cook. Good luck with it all and keep a friend with an umbrella nearby. @ianpspurs glad you are improving and hope you can find something suitable to view on the box and eat some strawberries. @Debandez I empathise about the dryer in the garage. Mine recently died after 28 years faithful service, bought when my first son was born. I couldnt tell you what my other white goods were over the years but that old Creda was a faithful friend.
    I loved the galloping Miranda clip and I think it could catch on both for exercise and easing of mind. Its just fun. I cant do heights either, those things at the funfair terrify me just watching. @pavlosn sounds like you are having a great time, I bet the Gay Pride march was quite amazing to watch.
    Off for first tea of the day. Have a great Sunday. Stay well, stay safe.
     
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  2. karen8967

    karen8967 Type 1 · Expert

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    5.9 have a good day everyone
     
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  3. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    Good to see such a pleasing number after the shock yesterday. On with enjoying your holiday.
     
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    Bildad Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    5.5 today. I survived my afternoon in the field yesterday after the rain stopped. We didn't lose any and only 3 cried because they didn't win or it wasn't their turn. Butties Biscuits Fruit and lots of sweets consumed. No accidents or emergencies so all in all a good day.
    There is only 3 weeks until summer camp so that was the practice run!
    Take care
     
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  5. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    What a fantastic thing to have done and the camp will be another wonderful act of love. Good fbg for you but a reminder that there are some eternal verities not covered by the lchf manual.
     
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  6. Krystyna23040

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

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    I found it really scary just looking at the picture. Many years ago I went to the top of the CN tower in Toronto. Small children were standing on the glass floor - absolutely fearless. I was absolutely petrified just watching them.
     
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  7. Krystyna23040

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

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    5.7 this morning - very pleased with that because I had a manic day at work and I ate really late. Also I had more carbs that usual as I suddenly decided to eat a 25g bar of Moser Roth 85% - even though I had already had 50g of Greek yoghurt.

    Haven't had dark chocolate for ages -:it was so nice, actually it was really delicious so am having a piece again today - but instead of the yoghurt not as well as the yoghurt.
     
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    Bubbsie Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Morning...had a great sleep last night after an evening with the tennis & killing Eve...the paperwork stayed untouched procrastination is one of my major attributes at the moment...I'm (supposedly)off to collect a captains chair that I want for the study and I'm thinking it's Sunday the sun is out & more coffee in the garden watching the birds feed sounds preferable...no I need to get organised...I am about to get dressed & get off down that motorway before I change my mind...woke to a 6.8.
     
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    Disappointed as the trampoline park had closed down so I had fun in the sea instead :)
     
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    5.7 this morning, I kept off the booze last night and did all of the club house party dances winning myself a bottle of bubbly for being the best adult party dancer whoop whoop.

    Disappointed yesterday as the trampoline park was closed so we spent the afternoon on the beach instead.
     
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    alf_Josiah Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Morening, no time today on grandchildren duty today.

    5.9 this morning, must go I have trouble to get into today.
     
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  12. Debandez

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

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    That's incredible! And reminds me of another story! I'm from a big Irish family. Mum from Dublin. She often flew home from Blackpool. Usually on very small planes. On one said trip she almost turned back before boarding. The plane was so small. She had to step on the wing to get in, that sort of small!!! She hated flying but had to be brave as the passenger next to her was depending on her strength of character, clinging to her nervously and repetitively saying 'we will be ok wont we'. She didnt dare bring out her rosary beads!!! . They took off. And when they were up the captain turned around, he had a box of biscuits and a flask of coffee he offered to all 6 passengers! He also got out his map! My mum wasnt one to exaggerate!
     
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  13. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I don't like the use of the phrase "if I try hard enough I can make something work"
    It's almost like you are beating yourself up. That is just my personal feeling. I wanted to reply to this yesterday, but I didn't have the words. I hope I am not speaking out of order.

    Other people don't come into this. A problem is just the same whether it is a massive one or a so called little one. It can feel the same to the person.

    I would like to call your eating journey an exploration, a exciting journey of discovery. There are many twists and turns in a journey. A journey can be going great, but then there is an unexpected hiccup or blocking of the way. So then you backtrack, look for a new way round, even walking upstream (which to continue the journey analogy can be an exciting way to reach one of your destinations).

    I can tell you are always researching, maybe looking for answers. But I am not sure it is straightforward as that. I am now talking about other things in my life as well, not just diabetes, and it seems to me that there are always twists and turns. And no one way works forever,. Some may work a short time, and others may work longer. Then something changes (for diabetes it's something in our body for whatever reason, for the journey I now have a tree blocking my path and a fast flowing stream besides it).

    I've completely despaired before now, and literally thrown in the towel. And gone off the rails a bit. Especially trying to work with that stupid dietician last year. It just felt hopeless.

    I hope I haven't spoken out of turn here. And I apologise if I have.

    I was looking for a proverb my partner used to say, but I am sad because I have forgotten it. It is about a bird always singing even if she is freezing on the branch.

    But I found this one just now, and I think I like it...

    “Be as a bird perched on a frail branch that she feels bending beneath her, still she sings away all the same, knowing she has wings.”
    Novelist and dramatis Victor Hugo

    >^..^<
     
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  14. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    @gennepher Thanks for the reply and you are not really speaking out of order. However, whilst I may advise others to chill out I am just not made that way ( I would need a performance indicator of chilling out to strive for) . The infamous inch by inch speech from Any Given Sunday sums up my default setting. I think I am aware of the danger of trying too hard from other areas of life, notably sport. I deliberately carried out minimal testing and analysis in the last 6 months to break "scoreboard pressure". The comparative benefits of wellness and wellbeing interest me greatly and for me controlling diabetes may have improved my wellness at the expense of my wellbeing. I don't cope well with detours or backwards steps but I appreciate the concern. If it explains me at all I am so much more chilled than my dad was. The Victor Hugo quote was very thoughtful.
     
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  15. Cumberland

    Cumberland Type 1 · Master

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    5.8

    Have a great Sunday
     
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  16. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    Fantastic to see another reading "in the zone" for you. Enjoy your day
     
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  17. trick60

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

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    5.3 for me this morning, over imbibed last night so both happy and surprised at that, off to the beach in a mo, have a lovely day all.
     
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  18. HarrisonK

    HarrisonK Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I flew a 4-seater Cessna 172 from Derby to Dublin (via L'pool), a flask of coffee and sandwiches were involved, plus I was VFR (visual flight rules) at that time so everything was plotted on a map that sat in my knee pocket :) I followed the cat ferry out of Holyhead just in case we had a problem, one of my very happy memories of flying and Dublin.
     
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  19. HarrisonK

    HarrisonK Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    That quote has helped me through some bad times :)
     
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  20. SaskiaKC

    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Lovely view, @HarrisonK . Views from that high up don't bother me. It's somewhere between 3,000 feet and 500 feet that is my vertigo zone. What type aircraft were you flying? Our jump plane was a Cessna 172.
     
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