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

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

  1. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks @dunelm

    Just read the report.

    So, simply put, the rice was heated/cooked 3 times and cooled 3 times and that reduced the starch content. About a third I think it said.

    I did a wee bit of research online, and it seems that depending on local cooking processes and times and whether oil was added to the water and more stuff etc etc also can reduce the starch somewhat.

    I will look into that further later today.

    Thanks for the potato hint.

    >^..^<
     
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  2. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you @PenguinMum :)

    You have a great weekend and enjoy yourself!

    >^..^<
     
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  3. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    @DJC3 Congratulations! Enjoy your happiness :) :) :)

    I think we probably all need to keep our own proper records to keep this diabetic monster under control But it can get tiring.

    Thanks for the compliment!

    >^..^<
     
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  4. PenguinMum

    PenguinMum Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    In the grand scheme of things all results are great. You are still non D and you know what to do and I think you have had a lot of stress lately so it will all be fine. Enjoy the weekend with Dennis and the family.
     
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  5. Cumberland

    Cumberland Type 1 · Master

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    Have a good day
     
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  6. Bubbsie

    Bubbsie Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Morning...slightly hung over today friends for dinner last night as it was such a lovely evening we ate in the garden... dinner followed by (several) Gin & Tonics.. a wonderful cool breeze good food & conversation so possibly I hadn't noticed my glass was being refilled;)...later caught up with an old friend we chatted on the phone until 01:30...will have to make a major effort to get the bin out for emptying I can't miss the highlight of the week...woke to a 6.8
     
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  7. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    I imagine that is slightly low for you Ian but not in hypo territory so hopefully manageable. Too easy to forget that sub 5 fbg is not great for all. Have a great day.
     
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  8. dunelm

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

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    I just kept it simple when I did it - boil potatoes, shove in fridge overnight, roast in oven for dinner or mash and make potato cakes - good luck.
     
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  9. dunelm

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

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    Oh! That’s a good one. Well done Whispa!
     
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  10. PenguinMum

    PenguinMum Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    When I prep veg for Christmas Day by necessity its done morning of day before and potatoes soak in big bucket of water in the garage for 24 hours. I am always surprised when I rinse them off before cooking how much starchy water gets left in the bucket so maybe theres a trick there!
     
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  11. Debandez

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

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    We can all learn from posts like this. Thanks for taking the time to share.
     
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  12. Debandez

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

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    They dont want to give them up as they think taking the meds enables them to eat anything they like with no adverse effects. If the complications were emphasised we might see more success stories.
     
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  13. Debandez

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

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    I'm wondering if a change.org could be started. Most on this forum would sign I'm sure. Then we can all throw it around on our social media links.
     
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  14. PenguinMum

    PenguinMum Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thats a good idea Debs but ref my post above talking with my new DN, what I saw on the Desmond course, etc I think we are not going to persuade a lot of folk in the older sector who cant envisage a meal without carbs and those that arent that bothered..one chap on my course c.70? Said “if this doesn't get me something else will”. I think there is a lot of fingers in ears and la la la. Its still worth giving hope to people though as so many get dxd younger and could be persuaded its worthwhile. Btw this is just my experience and no way reflects on the seniors I have met on the forum who are so enlightened and enthusiastic and have taught me a thing or two. Hey at 61 I guess I’m a senior now, just because I have two kids in their 20s I always feel middle-aged lol.
     
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  15. Bubbsie

    Bubbsie Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Its a thought Debs however due to my technological incompetence I'd have no idea how to do that...testing strips on prescription is something I feel strongly about...my own GP said he would prescribe them but said our local CCG would stop/question that so I challenged the CCG...read the NICE guide lines & the minutes of the CCG meetings where they discussed this issue in detail.. wrote to them.finally they conceded and I have had testing strips & a meter on prescription ever since...no doubt the issue will arise at some future point but it can be done.
     
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    Bubbsie Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I agree PM I have a friend who is in the most terrible mess with her T2...on ever increasing amounts of insulin has multiple complications badly advised initially she is now so far 'down the track' she believes she can't recover any ground..when we discussed her treatment she told me a 'trouble shooter' was brought in specially to address her lack of control insulin was prescribed then increased regularly...my friend had no idea what an HbA1c test was obviously she must had them but had never the result...she came to the DESMOND course with me...one of the facilitators was the 'trouble shooter' she saw from her surgery...after the course I could see why she was in such a mess...her view 'doctor knows best' is how she manages her diabetes & she refuses to make any changes at all.
     
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  17. DJC3

    DJC3 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, and well done for getting a smiley sticker from your DN
     
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  18. Debandez

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

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    Just the best post to read!!! So happy for you. Champagne most certainly the best way to celebrate. And you hba1c is still well into non diabetic range so well done on that too.
     
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  19. Debandez

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

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    This should be a sticky post! Great result!
     
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  20. Debandez

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

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    It's just so sad.
     
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