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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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    2nd reply from the same gentleman. Just fir info.

    'A bit more detail on the breakfast change is that he and my mum were telling that their beloved shredded wheat was fine for him because the box shows it has "no sugar". I explained (as you know) about the carb content that breaks down into glucose and they looked at me as though I was tryi g to trick them.

    So I asked them not to trust me, but to trust the blood glucose test. So I asked them to do an experiment and to do a test 1 hour after his cereal the next morning. His bc went from 6 to 16! The next morning their challenge was to eat bacon and eggs and to repeat the bc test. This time his bc went from 6.1 to 6.2! They were both gobsmacked with the effect the cereal was having. And suddenly they completely trusted me now that there was actual evidence in front of their eyes.

    And best of all my dad is enjoying his new breakfasts more than he ever did his cereal. With the benefit of not craving mid morning snacks'

    Getting some very positive messages coming through. I'm absolutely delighted.

    Been to the meeting about the presentations. It's a 20 minute slot shared between the 2 pts that help other pts. But every little helps. Lots of influential people there so great networking op. Happy with that. Will keep you informed.
     
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  2. SaskiaKC

    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    A friend of mine told me about that book ages ago and I've wanted to read it but I've had a horrible time trying to get a doctor to find out what my blood type is. How did you find out yours? Regular doctors don't test for it here, you have to go to a special place and the only one I know of is a long way from where I live and in a neighborhood that's basically a no-go area.
     
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  3. SaskiaKC

    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    6.7 this morning.
     
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  4. PenguinMum

    PenguinMum Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    That sounds strange to me. Surely it should be in your medical records. If you were unfortunate enough to have a catastrophic bleed that would be the most urgent piece of information required. Have you ever had any surgery in your lifetime, again it would be in your notes. Good luck, hope you find out, just for peace of mind.
     
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  5. PenguinMum

    PenguinMum Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    So glad to hear that Ian, hope its enough for a gentler time on Thursday :)
     
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  6. PenguinMum

    PenguinMum Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Haha young JJ your auntie and uncle Pengie had a nice meal down the pub last night a good steak and salad and a couple of Blood orange gins :happy:
     
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  7. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes, a no go area is no good.

    I was tested when I had my eldest child and got given a blood donor card with the details on.

    Could you offer to become a blood donor ? And presumably they would find out your blood type?

    You need only go the once...probably?
     
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  8. PenguinMum

    PenguinMum Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thats a job well done..glad you got it sorted. I have to avoid iodine because of a severe allergy to lobster (but no other shellfish so far, which is odd but I am thankful cos I just love seafood).
     
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  9. PenguinMum

    PenguinMum Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    @True Blue just to add many years ago I had bouts of Uveitis (aka Iritis) and couldnt tolerate the usual treatment drops and was put on preservative free single use drops that I had to keep in a fridge. With eyes I kind of think you are always going to need the gentler option if that way inclined. Of course these cost a lot more for the NHS God bless them! Always hugely grateful for good treatment.
     
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  10. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    Thanks but Thursday will, hopefully, settle 1 issue gentle or not . May have spoken too soon though- not a good idea to try more moving and less drinking. Hopefully, lesson learned but I really can't stand just sitting about unless there is sport to watch:arghh:
     
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  11. Viv19

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    I’ve never heard that before!
     
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    Offer to become a blood donor??
     
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  13. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    Hopefully you enjoyed/liked it. Played that whole album but specifically that song to distraction back in the day. Never did knit my own muesli though (but it appears every contributor to Diet Doctor does.)
     
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  14. SaskiaKC

    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I love that. I first heard it in Love Actually. Thank you for posting this link, Ian. :)

    I can't even remember which number needles were best for knitting muesli. I never learned macrame either. Wonder if these would work? ;)

    [​IMG]
     
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  15. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    Had to google Love Actually - don't really do fillums. Sound track includes Joni Mitchell (Both sides now) so at least I would like 2 parts of it.
     
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  16. dunelm

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

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    Is the book talking about lectins, the so called blood type diet?
    Never quiet sure about this sort of stuff and would want to see evidenced based research; something like a double blind large group piece of research that has been replicated, not something based upon observational so called “research”.
    Anyhow, good luck with it.
     
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  17. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes, it is.

    I can't find much online about it, except it was popular at one time, as many things are.

    I've some friends who are looking into it at the moment. So, I thought I would look again since I have the book.

    I am still sticking with LCHF, because that has helped me the most so far stabilise my blood sugar figures. And I think there are some suggestions in the book I wouldn't do because of my type 2 diabetes, and because of meds I take (but that is true of any way of eating). And I am still sticking with my protein breakfast in the morning because that seems to stabilise my blood sugars for the day. But I want to see if there is anything I can take from this book. Obviously I will be checking my blood sugar readings as I go along.

    Thank you :happy:
     
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    dunelm Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Loved SF when we were there several years ago after driving up to Pacific Coast Highway (PCH). Stayed in a place on Union Square - brings back fond memories. Are you stopping at Big Sur? - There is a cafe/pub with a London bus somewhere on the PCH on the way to LA - can’t remember where but worth a stop.
     
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  19. dunelm

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

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    Great way to convince them - seeing is believing - so much rubbish put out there and a lot of it by the manufacturers of so called food.
     
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  20. PenguinMum

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    We loved the Rumours album also and like you played it endlessly....dont have other than on vinyl and nothing now to play it on! Might buy a Greatest Hits cd since we are too dinosaur to stream music lol.
     
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