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

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

  1. Krystyna23040

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

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    Actually, what I didn't say in my post was that I was carefully measuring 3 tsps of cream into my cup and the bit I missed out was that I was also carefully measuring at least 4 or 5 teaspoon which didn't go into my coffee - I do love double cream and it tasted delicious straight from the spoon while I waited for the machine to do the coffee.

    So although not that many cups of coffee but rather a lot of cream. So now only 1 or 2 tsps on each cup and am severely limiting the extra that I pour onto a spoon.

    I have known that too much double cream possibly affects my blood sugars but have been reluctant to do anything about it as I so love the taste of double cream.

    So I am a perfect example of someone who's tastes handicap them in managing their T2.
     
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  2. HarryBeau

    HarryBeau Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    OOh he looks gorgeous john...such a shame he's no longer with you but what a fabulous life he got when you and the family found each other.
     
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    johnpol Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    He was a sod, but the gentlest soul you could ever wish to meet. I'm honoured that we got nearly 3 years with him.
     
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    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    [QUOTE="Krystyna23040, post: 2137956, member: 374421"

    So I am a perfect example of someone who's tastes handicap them in managing their T2.[/QUOTE]

    [​IMG]
     
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  5. Debandez

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

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    Dr unwin actually said at the x-pert health conference that the HCPs wont be able to give rubbish advice much longer as the libre is here :) it's just a matter of time. Then I can retire a very happy woman. I've got some fantastic news to share about my next 'gig'. Will be doing a post shortly. I'm very excited!
     
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  6. Debandez

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

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    So many funnies in this!
     
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  7. Debandez

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

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    Ian I hope you dont mind me suggesting something. I've discovered so much about my body and how it works with food, blood sugars etc from wearing a libre. You may be able to get on script if you explain circumstances and how you are feeling to your dr. 3 should do the trick (6 weeks) to give you a better understanding.
     
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  8. Debandez

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

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    Dont know much about the MM so off to Google as it sounds brilliant.
     
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  9. Debandez

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

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    Basically means 'you're sacked' :)
     
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  10. dunelm

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

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    A cooch - when you all squeeze up
     
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  11. karen8967

    karen8967 Type 1 · Expert

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    5.5 for me have a great weekend everyone
     
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  12. dunelm

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

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    Good morning from what appears at first glance is going to be a wonderful day here in the Lake District.

    The wonder wheel of a weekend away and indoor BBQ pits issued a 5.1 this morning.

    Lovely day yesterday traveling over with a stop in Keswick for lunch in a pub called The Chief Justice of the Common Pleas - a converted court complete with cells that are now booths - had some quite fiery chicken wings with an even hotter sriracha dipping sauce - just the thing for a hot afternoon.
    A large contingent of children in the town centre protesting about climate change supported by a goodly number of adults.

    Out for a walk this morning and then lunch in a pub/micro-brewery. After that, who knows.

    Have a great day if you can - soak your weary bones in the sunshine if it makes an appearance.

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  13. Krystyna23040

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

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    A decent 5.6 this morning. Yesterday BS stayed in the mid 4s and 5s all day so really pleased with that.

    The double cream experiment is going well. As well as the good BS I have lost 2lb this week - it feels like all of it from around my waist. I had put on 5lb in the last 2 months so hopefully it will just melt away now with double cream under control and I will go back to normal weight.

    Just had a thought - with normal weight and normal BS am I now truly normal - or just normal for Norfolk.
     
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  14. Muddy Cyclist

    Muddy Cyclist Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    A warm Autumnal good morning to you all and a 5.3 greeted me after a very broken nights sleep.

    Yesterday evening I had my first Gin and Tonic since my diagnosis, enjoyed whilst sitting watching a warm sinking sun at my sons cottage in the Dove Valley, simple pleasures of life to be savoured.
     
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  15. HarryBeau

    HarryBeau Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes I can see that john... 'Plumpy' was exactly the same I'm not sure people realise what big softies bullies are:)
     
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  16. HarryBeau

    HarryBeau Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I won't hold my breath Debs...T2's are rarely allowed testing strips on prescription much less a Libre...many cannot afford to fund the strips & meter so the Libre is way out of their financial reach... as much as I want to I cannot agree with Dr Unwin on that point...it sounds great but the practical reality is a long way off unfortunately.
     
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    HarryBeau Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Morning...after five days of puppy sitting I am exhausted...Frankie is fun engaging & full of life nonetheless he is exhausting 'Daddy' is coming to collect him this morning...what will I do without him? there will be no one to protect me from the postman...the leaves blowing in the garden...the poor cat trying to sneak into his regular sleeping spot...my neighbour opening his front door...the Amazon delivery...he is small but barks ferociously at all of them ooh the list is endless...bless him...looking forward to my own bed tonight & not sharing it with the 'foot monster' who seizes on any movement at bedtime (my poor feet)...coffee is so very welcome & more to follow...woke to a 6.2
     
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  18. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    @karen8967 glad to see your bg starts the day so well - enjoy your weekend. @Krystyna23040 all good news from the weight and bg front. You are indeed normal for everywhere - says the man from the land of webbed feet and green wellies. @Muddy Cyclist broken night's sleep not good but bg and simple pleasures all spiffing. @dunelm yesterday, those pictures, your fbg and the plan for today all appear perfect for you - enjoy. 5.7 for me today - not good but appears to be linked to medication following the August problems - a known side effect is to raise IR. @Debandez thanks for the hint re libre. It is a route I may go down, once I have had all the feedback from the recent op and the long term implications. Probably self fund and definitely at different points of the year to enable a fuller picture. In the meantime, it is sunny and an amazing day of sport for me to enjoy.
     
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  19. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Fbg 6.3 at 6:30

    So, a little up on the 5.5 of yesterday morning.

    I did wake up in the night at 3am, was wide awake, so did some online research I had to do, and then went back to sleep at 4am. I only had water with lemon juice to drink. But at 4am before I went back to sleep, I did take a blood sugar reading and it was 5.6 at 4 am.

    So that first one of 5.6 might have been my true fbg?

    Yesterday morning, that lowest blood glucose reading of 5.6 did worry me because in all the time of taking these readings I have never been in a 'normal' blood sugar range. It worried me a lot because it was scary that I could get to that decent reading just by the way I eat.

    So, my question to myself was 'what could I expect from my glucose readings over the period of 24 hours? And how do I keep it within a 'safe' range?'

    I wanted and needed a projection trajectory of possible estimated readings for the next so many hours. But all I could find was basic info online which to me was useless. I wanted to know what to expect, and also to go further I wanted to know what to expect from the food I had eaten.

    Finally I gave up online, nothing led me to what I wanted. So I went on IOS apps, and several cropped up. I thought I was going to have to try a few, but the first one I chose appeared to have what I wanted.

    There are several categories you can enter info in, but I am keeping it very simple so I know I will keep this collection of data up. (I do have an absolute utter aversion to collecting and analysing data - it's something from my past.) For the moment I am only entering data in 2 categories - food which is entered as carbs, and my blood sugar readings.

    I already use a simple picture app for collecting data on the food I eat. It suits me because I am very much a picture/visual person. So I take the carb reading from that app (when I got the app, I only got it because the title was I think, Stupid Simple Keto, I am not Keto, but LCHF but it has an easy picture system of adding data, and then I put the carbs from that into this new One Drop app I am using.

    I couldn't really see how it could be accurate in its future projections over the next few hours on what my blood sugars could be. But I was willing to try. The app didn't cost anything and I only had one advert crop up in the many times I used it yesterday and in the night, it wasn't a moving picture (if it had been, the app would've been deleted immediately because I hate those unexpected inappropriate to me moving picture ads, but I don't mind deleting a still picture with an X on it.)

    I am not sure how to write the next bit precisely statistically, but the app is pretty accurate in its future projections to within plus or minus something. In simple words, for me to explain, the hourly future projections are no more than plus (+) .5 out. They have never been minus (-) .anything yet.

    On that confusing note I will leave you because cat is mithering me for breakfast. He has already batted the iPad with his paws....

    Have a good day.
    Take care
    >^..^<

    I will come back to edit this post for typos after I have dealt with this insistent cat, because he is very liable to delete this post and has just started demolishing my feather pillows...
     
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  20. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    Wow. Anyone as dedicated as you you to learning all they can about taming this beast deserves all the success you are having. Enjoy a great day in your garden/ studio? and with your cat.
     
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