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

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

  1. Debandez

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

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  3. Debandez

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

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    Quick interim post.

    Just wondering what your thoughts are on this. My surgery have endorsed it and are looking to give it to any pts interested, be that for weight loss or controlling bs. It's still a work in progress but almost there. I didn't want it over more than 4 pages a4. Wanted it personable, before and after pics (not showing my full 4 stone weight loss but one on my journey and I like it cos I look like I'm loving life, which I am, and wanted that to come across). My journey plus a bit of useful info around diabetes.

    When dx I think most of us felt it was our fault for becoming over weight so i wanted to reiterate it wasnt and also included the insulin cycle.

    I'm constantly being asked how I lost my weight and for meal plans so included some ideas. Nothing special.because it's very basic in our house, I'm a lazy cook. And finally a list of good options food wise and one of Dr David Unwin's infographs (endorsed by NICE). The common foods one (would have loved to include them all).

    Your thoughts and any feedback appreciated. I can tweak before I print any off.

    Once completely finished I'm hoping to contact lots of local surgeries and arrange meetings with their diabetic teams. I will take in my box of goodies (that I bring to presentations and such) low carb packets and high carb too as I like to show the difference, leaflets, inspirational stories booklet, leaflet showing many of our forum members initial weight and hba1c and current. All achieving normal hba1c levels and seeing amazing weight loss, cookery books and this leaflet.

    It's not exactly as I would want it as I didnt want to upset the apple cart so to speak.

    Thanks in advance.

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/111CKiUHlh43FZhhzWE3J1kUZIXyttnsi/view?usp=drivesdk
     
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  4. Debandez

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

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    @trick60 dont listen to @jjraak, keep up the good work.
     
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    Debandez Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Evening @jjraak

    Sorry to hear you are still under the weather. I was feeling a little like that myself but today feel like I've got my va va voom back a little. I'm not firing on all 4 cylinders, but 3 and a little fart from the 4th I'm just going to have to run with (or should that be ride).

    I hope you feel better soon. Sometimes as hard as we try we can't pinpoint the reason why we feel out of sorts. Try not to ponder on it. Watch your favourite comedian on YouTube or a DVD. Put your feet up. Get your other half to make you a cuppa (see what I did there). It will pass.
     
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    Debandez Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    I would be interested to know how fasting effects your bs if you have time to share. Has it helped with your IR?
     
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    Debandez Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Before you do statins checkout the brilliant thread started by @bulkbiker

    https://www.diabetes.co.uk/forum/threads/cholesterol-and-statins.156985/
     
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    Shas3 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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

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    @bulkbiker is one of my forum heroes
     
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    gennepher Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Debs
    Thanks for that.
    I am doing the online butterfly count

    If I have a lot of butterflies then the site says to count how many butterflies in one minute. The painted ladies I have to count in 5's, a finger up for each five!

    In one minute, the day before yesterday I recorded 102 butterflies in one minute on one of my Buddleia trees, and that was only the front of the bush.

    Yesterday in one minute I recorded 96 butterflies in one minute. But again that was only the front of the bush. Not all those on the other sides.

    Nor did it include all the butterflies on all the other Buddleia ushes in my garden...

    We are promised rain and thunderstorms today. I shall look out between the rain.
     
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    gennepher Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yup, they are!!!

    This is my reply to Deb's on how many....

    "Hi Debs
    Thanks for that.
    I am doing the online butterfly count

    If I have a lot of butterflies then the site says to count how many butterflies in one minute. The painted ladies I have to count in 5's, a finger up for each five!

    In one minute, the day before yesterday I recorded 102 butterflies in one minute on one of my Buddleia trees, and that was only the front of the bush.

    Yesterday in one minute I recorded 96 butterflies in one minute. But again that was only the front of the bush. Not all those on the other sides.

    Nor did it include all the butterflies on all the other Buddleia ushes in my garden...

    We are promised rain and thunderstorms today. I shall look out between the rain."
     
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    Yes I think you’re right gennepher. I was quite pleased when he said that I could come back in two years, but thinking about it later, that’s taking too much of a risk. Our insurance will pay for it anyway, so it would be silly not to have the check ups. Thanks for your imput.
     
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    gennepher Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Confusing readings a bit this morning.

    At 5 am a reading which said error

    So immediately pricked a different finger which said 9.7

    But I felt with what I ate yesterday, and the fact I ate in a 4 hour window in the morning (which basically works out as a 20 hour fast), that it should have been lower. And I didn't feel as high as a 9.7

    so washed hands immediately and retested.

    8.9 it said

    So to double check did a different finger and I got 8.8

    I don't normally do this. I just accept the first reading, because it doesn't matter in the big scheme of things, does it.

    But I wanted the motivation that I did right yesterday in the eating I did. I got it. So it is 8.8, and I will do exactly as I did yesterday in eating.

    Fine weather out there for a couple of hours. I know it's 6 am but gardening calls until the rain starts about 9 am...

    We are promised at least a week of rain and thunderstorms. I hope my poor butterflies will be okay. I will try and count them between the rain.

    >^••^<
     
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    5.4 for me enjoy the rest of the weekend everyone
     
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    I have been taking atorvastatin for just over 3 months now. My LDL cholesterol came way down on it, and my blood pressure has come way down too. I gave up LCHF at the same time I started on the statin and the only number that did not go down was my weight, but a gain of a few pounds is much better IMO than high LDL and BP numbers. I have experienced no adverse side effects from the statin.
     
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    Morning all. Boat maintenance beckons. I bought the paint for the engine, but so far it is still in the can. Maybe today is the day?

    Got to do something to raise morale, as to quote Pete Townshend 1971, "Meet the new boss". "Same as the old boss". Meaning my FBG at 0615hrs was a very boring 7.4 mmo/lt.

    I guess one just has to wait for nature. If you've abused your body for 40 years it isn't going to flick a switch and say "Don't worry. You're cured of T2 diabetes!" after a few weeks of LCHF and no booze.

    For me the key is the weight control, down again. The joys of the engine bay await.
     
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    Yes she knows now and can see from the vantage of 14 years later that it would not have been a good idea to stay there.
    We started the party on the veranda, and some of the more hardy ones ate outside, but by the time the sun went down it was too cold and they moved inside.
    I think it went well. The food disappeared in a satisfactory way so it made the effort worthwhile. It wasn’t too difficult staying LC except for the desserts. OH didn’t want a cake, just asked for a pavlova (which vanishes very quickly with this family) and I made a trifle too to use up the egg yolks. I could have made the trifle slightly more LC but couldn’t be bothered in the end. I had some berries and yoghurt, my favourite.
    The family gave OH a lovely joint present from them all that I get to share- tickets for a theatre musical, apparently a kind of dinner theatre, plus hotel, for us both in Munich at the end of the month. Plus an overnight dog sitter! I look forward to that.
     
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    Morning...so many posts I am trying to catch up on...too tired will have to do that later...worked early yesterday in London right in the epicentre where so many roads were blocked off...headed home using the back roads & short cuts I've known for years (thank goodness)… almost home by midday then diverted to Staines to deal with another matter...finally scraped home at 8:30pm shattered & hungry...up early to do some follow up phone calls...likely to go back to bed...woke to a 7.2 I ate so badly yesterday that was something of a relief.
     
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    6.3 this morning. I was quite surprised considering the Cava and red wine that I had last night. Or maybe the glucose is just pickled. Or me.
    It’s a dull grey day- perfect for some mattress contemplation. But we have guests arriving for a couple of nights tomorrow - beds to make, chores to do, and a menu to think about. I definitely need more tea - then coffee. Then more tea.
     
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    6.5 this morning which is odd as I had home-made chilly yesterday. Oh well, best go walk it off, have a restful Sunday :)
     
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