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

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by UserABC2021, Apr 24, 2019.

  1. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Master

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    When you need a good kip a quiet spot with no excitement is ideal:angelic:
     
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  2. SaskiaKC

    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Expert

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    @jjraak thank you for posting those very evocative photos. :) I want to recommend that Tiger lager to some of my friends still connected to Auburn University (home of the Auburn Tigers!). The orange and blue color scheme of the station would fit well in Auburn too (hmm, they could refurbish their old train station and turn it into an eatery serving Tiger lager!).
    I walked through that part of London once -- if it's the area that has/had the phone boxes like pagodas?

    As for the little guy on the platform -- looks like the stationmaster to me. :D

    @PenguinMum thank you for the hugs and the good hopes. The KittenCat and I went back to bed right after breakfast and didn't wake up for nearly 4 hours. And no nightmares this time, thank goodness. I think the one was due to yesterday's switch back from buspirone to Prozac. The KittenCat is asleep in my lap as I type this.
    ^. .^ Hugs and purrs.
     
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    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Expert

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    I realize that was addressed to True Blue (but I read it too ;) ) and I agree with you about the blog-lives. You also got me thinking about things I have read about wanting to microchip all little children and elderly adults. I haven't read anything about wanting to microchip the in-betweeners, but with all the blogs there is probably no need as the details of their lives are on record for anyone to see. :eek:
     
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  4. PenguinMum

    PenguinMum Type 2 · Expert

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    Oh Ian none of this is on my radar...its worse for me when they are all here watching it on TV so I am grateful. ;)
     
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  5. SaskiaKC

    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Expert

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    I'm in the same situation. When I can't sleep at night I "know" it won't affect any schedule, but I still feel like I should be sleepy at "bedtime" and not in the middle of the day. But when I sleep only a few hours during the night, I tend to get very sleepy sometime after breakfast, and either go back to bed or sleep on the sofa. The KittenCat loves this! ^. .^ :)
     
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  6. Debandez

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

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    5.5 at 5am

    4.6 today at 7.50am

    Busy day. Leak at property we own so up and out early. Found source. Dodgy tap. New taps. Jobs a goodun. Granddaughter day. Lots of fun had. Date night tonight. Went to a brilliant whitney houston tribute night with Nya King (incredibly like whitney!!!) Backing singers were awesome too. YouTube videos available if anyone interested.

    It's late now so will just post my last social media post for speed.

    Catch up on forum Sunday as another busy day tomorrow! All or nothing in my life.

    Hope all good for everyone.

    'The girls were waiting outside for me, all excited.......'weren't you on This Morning with Holly Willoughby and Philip Schofield last month???' Can we have a photo with you please??? YES OF COURSE IM JOKING .

    End of show photos and they all look fresh as daisies!

    What a fantastic show. One of the best tribute acts we have seen! EVER

    Nya king. Coming again in March and October'
     

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  7. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Expert

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    I get sleepy after breakfast too @SaskiaKC :)
    when had a wakeful night. Woken too many times tonight already. Trying again...
    Like KittenCat Popeye approves of daytime naps....
    ZZZzzzzzz......
     
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  8. Muddy Cyclist

    Muddy Cyclist Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Good morning and a 5.3 at 5 am, back to the 4 hour sleep routine and that's after spending 7 hours painting sons house yesterday, I expected to be exhausted, well actually I was but made no difference to sleep time.

    Seems a lot on the forum are having odd sleep patterns is it LC diet or just life? I know a few non diabetic's having the same problems. What ever is causing it hugs to all sufferers. I will try and get a siesta today as we have a gig tonight somewhere in deepest Cheshire and they are always exhausting.

    Like the sound of lobbying gov but with all on their agenda I don't expect much notice to be taken. However from little acorns oak trees grow, so over to you @OldButBold.

    Strange how some people have no idea how life changing and threatening Type 2 is. My neighbour always looked at me puzzled when my response to their "you need to stop loosing weight and eat normally now" is "I would rather be thin than risk loosing a limb or my sight or even dying" they really do not realise how serious the diagnosis is. Until this week when two have stopped me in the street and said "did you know you can die from Type 2 diabetes?" I wondered what had changed their minds so responded with an amazed "Really?" To bo told yes Doc Martin on the TV told one of his patients "oh yes I remember your husband he died from Type2 diabetes"
    For non UK members Doc Martin is a TV comedy about a brusk, rude but brilliant doctor in a small Cornwall fishing community.
    Strange what it takes to make people more aware.
     
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  9. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Expert

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    7.7 at 5am

    I bought lots of nice things yesterday.

    A new electric heated throw.

    Different things at the fabric mills.

    Some Berber fur fleece and it was half price. I just got one piece. It was teddy bear coloured fabric and in the old days I would have made antique jointed teddy bears with a growl voice box in them. But when I got home I put it on the bed and joined Popeye for a nap, I was so toasty, I am thinking I am going back to get some more for the couch in front room, and for my potting shed. But there is only one thing...all the other pieces of the half price fleece was in shocking pink. I think batty old lady can live with shocking pink!!!

    I didn’t return immediately to get it because I was tired when I got back, so I think it’s extremely unlikely there will be a rush on shocking pink Berber fur fleece, don’t you?

    What else did I get at the mills ?

    Some purple all wool material of a very nice design. It will make a great winter jacket.

    And another orange fleece, called cuddle fleece. It is actually so soft and cuddly.

    Then into to wool building. A building full of wools of all descriptions. It is wool heaven @PenguinMum

    I found some recycled cotton (material) on reels to crochet with. It needed a number 10 crochet hook. So I got that in...wait for it...purple! It is fairly heavy and I think it will crochet a couple of winter hats. I often nearly lose my hat because of high winds, and this hat will be for those kind of days.

    I also got some arran wool mix to crochet a lighter weight hat....in purple!

    I got some fancy colourful design crochet hooks!

    Now that I am going back today to get some shocking pink Berber fur fleece, I want some more wool material (there were some beautiful designs and colours), and I want to get some purple specialist wools to create a trim or design on the purple wool material I am going to make a jacket out of.

    I was trying to be restrained yesterday at the mills, but if you had seen my final bill I think you might have gone OMG.

    So today I will get the wool and material I was being restrained about yesterday...

    Oh and I got some metal silver coloured buttons. They were in different mixed packs. Amazing designs, little yachts, eagles, symbols, and more. Like a child I was, or a pig in wotsit. I love buttons. What am I going to use them for? I don’t know, but they are amazing to look at. I got a few packs...

    Actually I might use them in my gel prints. I make cards out of my gel prints. Or maybe in my encaustic wax paintings.

    Now, I need horse blinkers for today, in order to just get the things on my return restrained shopping list....oh, and there was a great lime green on the recycled cotton to crochet...that’s going on my restrained shopping list too....
     
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  10. Muddy Cyclist

    Muddy Cyclist Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Just go for it, enjoy yourself.
     
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  11. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Expert

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    My sleep patterns were never good even before I was diagnosed with diabetes @Muddy Cyclist
    But I might have had diabetes years before and was not diagnosed. Also I was not on low carb then. So I believe it is ‘just’ life. So many things - higher stress from more sources than ever before and computers and the internet (availability of constant news etc) all probably play a part.

    I can understand that Doc Martin drama making people aware about diabetes. It’s ‘only’ a tv drama but it can have more power in getting a message across than a so called information show. I know from experience with my own profound deafness, because long ago there was an American fictional drama which included the problems of a profoundly deaf person. I watched it, and unknown to me my daughter was watching it upstairs. She came down at the end of the program (she had been dismissive and derogatory about my profound deafness up to that point, and I think she was about 14 years old), and said “I’m sorry mum, I didn’t realise it was like that for you.”

    So, it is not really strange what makes people aware. They will take a message from a fictional program because you are not lecturing or trying to make them understand something.
     
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  12. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Expert

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    I promise you I will @Muddy Cyclist
    :)
     
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  13. UserABC2021

    UserABC2021 Prefer not to say · Well-Known Member

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    My understanding of LCHF and T2 is pretty poor so I will leave the campaigning to @Debandez, I was simply providing the means as requested ;)

    6.5 this morning but a restless night was had. Toddling off for the flu jab in a while and a meet-and-greet with the dogs in the park. Enjoy the weekend :)
     
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  14. Krystyna23040

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

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    5.8 this morning. Had a brilliant day yesterday - managed to do heaps of admin. Then did a 2 hour sorting and shredding marathon. The office looks a whole lot tidier.

    Off doggy walking shortly then off to work. Hope to catch up with the forum tomorrow as it is due to rain all day so no lovely walks in National Trust parkland.
     
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  15. dunelm

    dunelm Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    Thank’s for the photo set @jjraak - I now want crispy roast duck
     
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  16. HarryBeau

    HarryBeau Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    A very well made point MC we need to raise awareness of how potentially devastating T2 is...blindness...heart damage...nerve damage...amputations & more...this condition is not given the gravitas or the funding it needs to develop an effective measure of controlling it...how many more useless DESMOND courses...HCP's that are dismissive critical & patronising...charities (?) that have little 'charity' or time for T2's that's what we have to change.
     
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    HarryBeau Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Morning...not a very long sleep last night midnight to 5am but somehow I feel okay (ATM) … paperwork today & invoices have to be done ready for payment...off to work in Leicester on Monday thankfully not an early start but it could possibly be a late finish...had some coffee however there's always room for more & some breakfast...woke to a 6.3
     
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  18. karen8967

    karen8967 Type 1 · Expert

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    5.5 for me have a good weekend everyone
     
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  19. dunelm

    dunelm Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    Good morning from the comfort, familiarity and clearly marked time zone that is the dark and dangerous north. Yes, @Muddy Cyclist - it, and also Mrs Miggins’ car were still where we last saw them.

    The wonder wheel of planes, trains and automobiles as well as sitting for most of the day being a passenger resulted in not very inspiring, yet interesting to know, 6.1 this am.

    Back to reality after our little trip to Bordeaux. The good news is that Mrs Miggins is away today and tonight. Our daughter has arranged an overnight with her mum and her aunts before her “oh no, here comes the baby’s head now month of November”, and associated clucking and cooing stuff. So - bonus of an unsupervised weekend.

    Lots of mail to go through this morning and joy of joys, the first envelope (it’s a bit like a TV quiz show with Michael Miles or Hughie Green proffering a fan of envelopes and asking me to take my pick), anyhow back to joy of joys - my two yearly bowl cancer screening programme letter to inform me that my set of Poo Sticks will be arriving in 2 weeks (it’s like winning the lottery - only with the added bonus of a free game). I also made it big with my premium bonds this month - a mad rush to log onto the National Savings and Investments web site and wow!, we are looking at new cars (even though I don’t actually own one myself), a bigger house (yes, a bigger space to stuff with junk), a holiday cottage in Cleathorpes (it’s an up coming jet set destination) and other ways to spend our vast fortune of 25 whole quid. Still, nice to have.

    Have a great day if you can, got to make koffy now.
     
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  20. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Master

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    Sorry, you said yes in the yes-no interlude so you can't open the box
     
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