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

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

  1. HarryBeau

    HarryBeau Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I am jjraak...he is going home either today or tomorrow morning...my friends are coming back from Germany today...his 'dad' who created his diet treats him like his third child (the son he never had) so will want him home ASAP...they live in Poplar so he's definitely a city dog...here he's been out in the garden digging....helping me with the hedge cuttings (mostly stealing them for a chew)… eaten the cats food & cream when he got the opportunity...chased Churchill a couple of times (Churchill is very philosophical about it)… I will miss him when he goes home but after an intensive five days with Frankie I am ready for a rest.
     
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  2. HarryBeau

    HarryBeau Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Morning...up at 04:30 this morning after an 11:30pm bedtime (and a short afternoon snooze)...had a good sleep despite Frankie takin more space on the bed than he should of...he's not allowed on the bed TBH but in the end I had to concede if I wanted to get any sleep...he goes home either this evening or tomorrow...his parents will b back from their break today & if his 'dad' has the energy no doubt he will whizz up the motorway to reclaim his boy...had a full breakfast this morning I was starving...usually it just high protein toast needed more...so bacon sausage & eggs on seeded toast...lets see if I can manage to skip lunch & possibly dinner...woke to a 6.4
     
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  3. OldButBold

    OldButBold Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    You'd think that after eating slow roast pork and crackling (yesterday) that I'd awaken to some decent numbers. Nope... 6.1 it is, I have a good mind to have chips ;)
     
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  4. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    Bright sunshine and the promise of a few more days of summer lite in the fens. Of the alternatives on offer from my meter this morning I went with the 5.7. Not a vintage but on offer and for the price what can one expect? @jjraak some sense in your idea of the great disrupter underlying this period - events are stronger than the plans of man as Bizzy said. @HarrisonK, I would say you have an excellent mind and if you desire chips from time to time J*DI.
    Enjoy your day folks and I hope all the shock and awe in your lives comes from the RWC.
     
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  5. karen8967

    karen8967 Type 1 · Expert

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    5.8 for me FB_IMG_1558096106528.jpg
     
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  6. dunelm

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

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    Still a decent reading - did you eat a whole hog roast?
     
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  7. dunelm

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

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    Up early, sun is shining, tea is brewed, it’s the weekend; so far, so good.

    The wonder wheel of a weekend with family and the prospect of some hill walking produced a 5.1 at 0630

    Granddaughter number one (14 years old) stayed over last night - it’s that time when children are turning into adults and, can we just say, disputes with parents sometimes happen.
    Anyhow - sanity quickly restored - mental health of our offspring is so important - my childhood was so much simpler and free of pressure. We don’t ask - just provide a safe haven, some food and a cooch up with a blanket on the sofa.

    Have a great day if you can, hope the weekend is good to you.
     
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  8. geefull

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

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    good morning all :)

    4.2 today

    we brought mum's little dog home with us overnight to give her dinner and two or three short walks during the evening (so we could see if her 'tummy' had returned to 'normal' activity) so when I got up to the bathroom during the night she wanted out too, all I can say is at least I get to stay in the house :D

    charity shop today for me so mr. gee will be doing the morning walk and will drop her off with his mum around lunchtime ;) Suzie is, thankfully, much livelier now and showing more interest in things. She may be mum's little dog but we do the walking and provide some of her food and do the vet visits because mum isn't as mobile now as she was, so we feel that she's at least half ours and definitely part of the family notwithstanding :)

    mr gee still has the lingering effects of his horrible cold so perhaps the extra walk in the sea air will do him good too :hilarious:

    Hope you day treats you kindly :)
     
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  9. PenguinMum

    PenguinMum Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Morning All. 6.7 today after cutting back on food and wine yesterday. But I am now sure that the mosquito bites have caused higher BG. Used repellant but they still gorged on my right leg, never touched the left. When the bites start to fade they leave a big bruise so clearly their venom gets into the blood. We were in the same area last year and didnt have any issue with them. It has taken me several days to figure it out, if I had half a brain I would dangerous! Lol. Last day today but we will enjoy it. Will be glad to pick up Bobs and Daisy on Sunday morning.
    Hope you are all good. Enjoy your weekend. Stay well stay safe.
     
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  10. OldButBold

    OldButBold Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Soooooooo...
    How much are you allowed to eat? Not saying I ate the lot but if I had?
    Just asking, for a friend like ;)
     
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  11. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    @geefull another great fbg and estimable day. @dunelm that wheel is turning in some mighty fine stats of late but what in tarnation is a cooch? @PenguinMum hug for the bites. Enjoy your last day and the reunion with the gals (?) @HarrisonK your friend will be fine with e.g. the Costco suckling pig (other suckling pigs are available) but should avoid a full on farrowing sow. Hope that helps.
     
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  12. johnpol

    johnpol Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Morning all from a foggy North, it has been a strange week, it was my friends funeral (I didn't really want to go as I still haven't processed it but I went) it was also the year anniversary of my dog Jacko passing we fought a long hard battle to get him through aspiration Pneumonia but ultimately he didn't make, he was a rescue from the Edward Foundation found abandoned on the streets of Wigan in a terrible state, my wife is still devastated by his loss. Me and doomy have entered a truce, it must be feeling sorry for me as it gave me a 6.1 this morning, anyway enough of my woes its only Bloomin FRIDAY a weekend full of wine, song and RUGBY!! cant wait for it as an explayer I will be tackling, clearing out and generally being a nuisance (my wife thinks it's really funny) Enjoy your weekend everyone.

    here is a picture of my boy Jacko just because, well he's a miss. DSC_0478 (2).JPG
     
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  13. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    Hug for the shock from your friend's accident but amazing fbg today rewarding all the research, care and effort you bring to managing your diabetes. Shining example to us all.
     
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  14. Debandez

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

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    5.4 after a late dinner. Back late from Manchester. Dashing fir granddaughter so quick copy and paste from social media.


    'What a brilliant day today. Apart from traffic congestion on the way there and back (what's new).

    My hero Dr David Unwin gave an incredible talk. Local Dr that is moving mountains for diabetics, so much so he is sending back unused money to the government. @£57,000 this last time. He has clocked up his 68th diabetic patient in remission in a relatively short space of time. Encourages blood glucose monitors . Highlighted how his blood sugar spiked to over 10 from just 1 banana from a graph from his libre sensor (a sensor is put on your arm and it tracks your blood sugar on your mobile, genius, I've got one). He is diabetic himself. In remission obviously. Encouraging to hear more and more Drs and HCPs giving lchf as an option instead of 'here take these meds, dont finger prick, we will do a blood test in 6 months, read these leaflets, they include info on the eatwell plate, eat lots of starchy carbs they give you energy!'. He himself followed this pattern with his pts years ago. Putting pts on insulin broke his heart as insulin is a fat storage hormone. It tells fat cells to store fat, and prevents stored fat from being broken down. Lots of weight gained as a result. Patients can then become depressed and have other issues to on top of the t2d! Now he would advise lchf and steer clear of insulin wherever possible.

    It's a similar scenario when we are insulin resistant prior to becoming diabetic, too much insulin swimming around in our body. Makes us put weight on. It's what happened to me.

    Andy Bishop too, a patient's journey, now helping big style in the community. Dr Joe Delaney brought me to tears, mindfulness. His own story is a real tear jerker.

    And from diabetes.co.uk the co founder Arjun Panasar who I finally got to meet . and Charlotte summers their chief operating officer, one of the best speakers ever! At one point I got a bit of a shock as I saw myself pop up on screen. And I got a mention for being on This Morning! Popping in to head office to chat some more as not enough time today.

    And many more inspiring speakers. I came away with way more than I went with.

    The hotel put on a wonderful low carb lunch. Excellent in fact. Well impressed. I didnt have to feel awkward asking for cream for my coffee! Massive jug flowing all day. Complimentary drink in the bar at the end of the day for more networking time WITH CHEESE BOARD.
     

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  15. alf_Josiah

    alf_Josiah Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Good Morening , sorry must rush. Life, the universe and everything is knocking at my door. Must go.
    A well behaved 6.7 this morning.
    Have a good day folks. If you can't then look for the silver lining in every cloud then steal it hehehe.
    Oh tihs that knocking at my door was the straight jacket gang agai.......
     
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  16. OldButBold

    OldButBold Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I shall take you at your word sir as you have been my inspiration since day 1. Suckling pig only from now on, whilst the incident does highlight my total lack of understanding for this T2 thingy. I shall persevere :)
     
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    Krystyna23040 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    5.1 this morning. Yesterday - for most of the day BS lurking between 4.1 and 4.4.
    BS have been lower since I cut down my consumption of double cream to around 120 ml a day this week.

    Of course it may have absolutely nothing to do with cutting down on the double cream but I read in a Gary Taubes book that some people do experience a higher BS when they have double cream. I must admit the coffee does taste better with less cream.
     
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  18. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    Fantastic fbg and readings yesterday. 120 mls of double cream is a cut down - wow. Just how much coffee do you drink to use that much? Your results are amazing and that little snippet shows just how far my tastes handicap me in managing T2.:banghead::banghead:
     
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  19. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you very much for the compliments @ianpspurs
     
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  20. SaskiaKC

    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    A nice round 6 on the meter this morning, and a nice round 60 degrees outside = 16 degrees C. The Google Doodle this morning is a rugby scrum. If I am up 'til my usual late hour tonight I will try to tune in for Australia v Fiji.

    @dunelm your 14yo is a fortunate grandchild. I only knew one of my grandparents, and the closest he ever lived to us was 300 miles.
     
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