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

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

  1. Muddy Cyclist

    Muddy Cyclist Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like you had a great weekend, which worked some magic.
    All the best and hug for the second round.
     
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  2. Fndwheelie

    Fndwheelie Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    4.9 this morning. I’ve started the next wagon for the train but it’s just a black flat rectangle right now. Today I got to go to town then attend the diabetic eye screening clinic with grandmother, theory being she can’t throw a hissy-fit at my mother if she’s not there. I think I might well be getting wet again, I’m starting to dislike Monday’s they seem too wet!
     
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  3. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    Thanks for the hug. Route to solving the mad riddle of how I make all this work lies through the chemo gyratory system, hugs or not. Far less trusting of where LC leads. This WOE mostly feels like being in an totally broken relationship with food and nutrition - it just gets in the way. Hope the weather soon allows you to get back on your bike. Instinct tells me cycling, family and music combine best for your bg management.
     
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  4. alf_Josiah

    alf_Josiah Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Good Morening.
    Four once a badly spelt serious, well as serious as me and me's can be posting....know it's not about pet recipes, it's about insulin levels, weight loss and activity.
    I have been experiencing the onset of hypo's during the day, over the last couple of months, but I have been very active and am losing weight slowly, therefore I have decided to cut down on my insulin coupled with cutting down on my Metformin dose.
    Mrs J has been producing low carb meals, which are tasty including puddings which are producing some interesting fasting blood sugar readings and also evening readings.
    Now with the rest of my medication this makes management of my blood sugars very difficult and is producing interesting reading.

    Today a refined 7.5 well within my acceptable limits.

    Reducing the Metformin was the hospital diabetic consultants suggestion and it appears to have solved one problem.

    Well that's enough from me and me's. I'm and the rest of me's are clearing orf now, I have chaos and mayhem joining me and me's for the day hehehehe.
     
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  5. Krystyna23040

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

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    @jjraak we were lucky because the water continued to rise and people did get stuck in the flood when the road became impassible and the police closed it. Next time we will be more sensible and will check whether the police have issued warnings not to drive - which they had yesterday.
     
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  6. PenguinMum

    PenguinMum Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Morning All. 6.5 after Indian takeaway, wine and 2 popadoms. I know!
    I am going to try to be good this week. Otherwise its the slippery slope.
    @SaskiaKC and @gennepher loving the cat tales and emojis and especially the shocking pink shorts and tiger socks!! Daft that we have too much rain and @SaskiaKC has none. @trick60 early days hope she settles. If she can socialise with people from her study group and/or flatmates all the better. @ianpspurs wishing you all the best today and sounds like a blissful weekend. @OldButBold good to see you chirpy and on the mend.
    Have the best Monday you can everyone. Stay well, stay safe.
     
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  7. PenguinMum

    PenguinMum Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Saw that on the news yesterday evening...glad you got home safely.
     
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  8. jjraak

    jjraak Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi alf..a real chemistry set challenge going on there, for you i fear.
    best wishes for making the jigsaw pieces all fit...[​IMG]
     
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  9. jjraak

    jjraak Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    5.4 for me..happy with that.

    took a pic other day, meant to share.

    Rascal cat ..Marley has now taken to popping in like it's a Cat Motel
    was just making a bite for myself, when he arrived, i turned to prep his dish of delicious cat food,
    and left fridge door open, lauren snapped the cheeky ******..

    looks like he has a serious case of "can't wait, won't wait " syndrome..:hilarious:

    marley fridge raider.jpg
     
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  10. dunelm

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

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    Up with the larks this morning but I fear that they have all gone into hiding to escape the deluge or have flown the coop to warmer climes or larks are just figments of the imagination. What a lark!

    Anyhow, larks aside, the wonder wheel of out with the eldest grandchildren last night produced a hipster 4.9 this am.

    A weekend of foot the ball. I know, who would have thought that one of our rugby family would play such a thing. However, our grandson, Mr Pickle, played his debut game for the county on Saturday - he looked very smart in his county blazer but was a bit miffed at the final score. A better result with his own team, Northallerton, on Sunday - he scored two goals and was awarded man of the match (are under 12’s men? Seem to be when it comes to sport).

    The sun has just burst into view - will it last? I think not. Not today.

    Big hugs for all who ail in physic and psycho; balancing free time, nasty treatments or complex drug regimes.
    Move as much as you can and take some time each day for yourself.

    Koffy calls.
     
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  11. mojo37

    mojo37 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Cats just get about everywhere we have a visiting have a beautiful ginger and white cat it lives across the road but has been coming round to our house for about 4 yrs now (I found it sat on the window sill inside the cupboard under the stairs one day lol .
     
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    mojo37 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    6.2 for me so getting slightly better that said it shot up to 10.9 after a 40 carb breakfast !
     
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  13. Krystyna23040

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

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    @jjraak that is a really good analogy and the breakfast was absolutely delicious.
     
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  14. Krystyna23040

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

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    We were really pleased we got home safely - especially as it was a wasted journey as The Range didn't hold a stock of the Z beds in their store.
     
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  15. SaskiaKC

    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Expert

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    @jjraak What a "cool" cat Marley is! He is well named -- I love his dreadlock. ^. .^

    @dunelm Congratulations to Mr Pickle!

    In one place I lived there was a neighborhood moocher cat who used to come around regularly and let himself into the garage through the cat flap to eat. My girlcats enjoyed visiting with Rupert through the window but fussed when he came into their -- our -- house.

    Another sunny morning here. :( I was looking forward to the rain the weathermen predicted. Oh, well. My meter gave me a 6.4 this morning -- hopefully it has had an attitude adjustment and will keep giving 6s.

    No "Magnum" this morning -- the channel has replaced it with The A-Team. They make these changes with no notice. I could watch one of my old favorite b&w westerns ... but I really need to copy out one of my poems. Some local group is holding a sonnet contest and I have one I will trot out to see if it can win anything.
     
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  16. SaskiaKC

    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Expert

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    @ianpspurs Hug for the second round -- I hope you came out the victor.

    @Muddy Cyclist on another board someone was asking for advice on what kind of bicycle to buy -- mountain, street, or one other kind ... a few years ago I was wanting a fat-tired beach cruiser, which seems to be a fancy new name for the kind of bike nearly everyone rode when I was a kid ..

    [​IMG]

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  17. Debandez

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

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    5.7 today
    Swapped libre sensor to new one, decided to use mobile to scan again as I prefer the layout of info but it seems to have increased my fbs! Still happy with this.

    I've posted this in 'ask a question'. Any feedback much appreciated from my favourite thread and its wonderful members. Once I get feedback I will decide on which direction to take it forward.

    Its world diabetes day on 14th November.

    It seems a good day to highlight to the powers that be that:

    1) current t2d guidelines are wrong
    2) we need to be offered blood glucose monitors (what is measured can be managed)

    It seems the majority of us coming to this site (and many others) are actively discouraged from testing. My DN said it can become obsessive and there really is no need to test! Apparently a 6 month hba1c that confirms AVERAGE bg in a 2/3 month period is the only monitoring we need to do. I liken this to being a mountaineer, if I scaled the highest mountain putting my life in jeopardy or a small hill where I could ramble along only an average would be recorded. I'm risking my life moreso climbing the biggies I feel!

    I wonder how many would like to fund & cannot afford it? It should be provided for all T2'ds that demonstrate a firm commitment to want to manage their diabetes AND the benefits of testing should be explained clearly. We are all different, not one size fits all (unfortunately).

    So I'm just testing the water here (not the blood just yet). If I was to set up a template letter along the above lines which we could each send to our respective CCGs (or equivalent outside UK) where there would be a blank page for you to write your own words if required who would be up for doing this?

    My initial plan was to set up a petition, collect lots of signatures demanding change and march to no. 10 wearing my brightest yellow vest! But although dietary advise is being challenged and we are seeing lots of remission journeys in the media, maybe I'm being a little too optimistic. He is a tad busy at present our Boris!

    Apart from sending to CCGs we could also send to high profile T2Ds like Tom Watson. The health secretary Matt Hancock. Head of NHS England. DUK. Etc etc. Any suggestions welcome.

    I can help with putting letter together if you want to back up the standard letter with details of your own journey.

    Really I'm just putting out the feelers. Is this the best place for this thread even?

    Any feedback appreciated

    Thank you.
    Deb.
     
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  18. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    Your weekend seems to have been highly beneficial. Good man Mr Pickle for taking the family in a new sporting direction. As a grandparent, watching the care and attention lavished on The Faz so far in RWC19 football would seem a nicer, kinder option. I played both but only because I couldn't play cricket in the winter.
     
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  19. dunelm

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

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    Well it just had to be done. Rain did not stop play. Coat, hat, gloves, step ladder, Egremont Russets picked and currently being washed prior to turning into a years supply of apple sauce.

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  20. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    I really enjoy russets - seems such a shame to turn them into apple sauce but far better than going to waste. Something more meh like spartans would be my choice. No frosts yet here so plenty of time for them to hang on the trees. We no longer make cider but next Saturday would probably have been cider day - russets go well as part of the mix for that. Just seen that this year is the most colourful apple crop in 20 years. Also, love Robert Frost generally but Good-by and keep cold especially
    https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/44265/good-bye-and-keep-cold
     
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