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

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

  1. zauberflote

    zauberflote Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    @Debandez what a sweet story of love and life in music. Thank you for sharing with us!
    @SaskiaKC GROANNNNNN!!!!
     
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  2. SaskiaKC

    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I can't believe I forgot about this old guy. Technically it wasn't "mine" but I loved this family car. Ours had a white top.

    [​IMG]
     
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  3. Shas3

    Shas3 · Well-Known Member

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    This morning at 6.0. Not unhappy. I am trying not to obsess with numbers too much while keeping an eye. I think my obsession may just be stressing me out and increasing the numbers. So I decided to measure twice a day only on normal days and additional measurements only if situation demands - eating something new or traveling etc.

    On a separate note I found a photo from 2015 and thought a comparison maybe interesting!!!

    Clearly left is 2015 and right is current!!

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  4. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    9.9 at 5am this morning

    At least it is not double figures

    Sun outside. Cat wants feeding...

    Coffee and chocolate first.
    But some tiny pork scratching bits in bottom in bag and cat munching them while I suck my chocolate..

    >^..^<
     
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  5. trick60

    trick60 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Good morning folks, 5.4 on the dice, looks like another lovely day out there.

    Way to go @Shas3 , well done.
     
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  6. Debandez

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

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    Thanks @PenguinMum. A new era has arrived. It's called digital. Eric is treating me to a new piano. It does everything apart from make tea, dust and clean but it's a start!!! But more expensive than my old piano but a bargain in the sale, £599. I'm very excited. Not picked her up yet but she will be joining us very soon.
     
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  7. Bildad

    Bildad Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Wow @Shas3 what a transformation well done. I have managed to lose about 2 stone so far with 3 or so still to go.
    5.5 today for me
     
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  8. dunelm

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

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    Good morning from somewhere on a bike trip while the sun is shining. There are a high number of insects swarming at the moment. Not as many as yesterday though as I had to stop every hour or so to clean them off my helmet.
    Due to a lack of planning my secretive wonder wheel of misinformation a deception now informs me that it runs out of steam in three days and I didn’t pack a replacement. Never mind, I have my finger stabbing kit in my bags and I relish living on the edge.
    A steady away 5.5 at 0600 this morning.
     
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  9. karen8967

    karen8967 Type 1 · Expert

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    5.4 for me have a good day everyone
     
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  10. Krystyna23040

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

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    5.8 this morning. Was 4.5 last night. Had a very weird day yesterday. Was in the 3s all morning, even though I had breakfast, which felt really horrid as though I was having a hypo. After lunch BS went up to 5 but then dropped into 4s for the rest of the day and at times felt quite shaky.

    This diabetes thing is very weird. On another day - eating the same amount of carbs and doing the same amount of exercise - my numbers could easily be in the 5s and 6s.
     
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  11. DJC3

    DJC3 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    5.3 this morning. Happy with that.
    @Debandez your story bought a tear to my eye. My daughter then 17 read a poem at my mum’s funeral, and as you say it takes a special kind of strength. It was one of my proudest moments though, seeing the strength of character it took for her to do it. I’m so glad you are getting another piano, and your house will be filled with music again.
    @Shas3 your before and after photos are stunning - what an achievement! Well done. Completely agree with you that its easy to get obsessed and start stressing over the numbers. Has your HbA1c come down a lot?
    @SaskiaKC I had to read twice before I got it!!! ( my excuse is that I haven’t had coffee yet!)
    Edit for typo
     
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  12. Shas3

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    Thanks
    HbA1C : I use the older units. The one expressed as percent. I was 11.8% when diagnosed and was 6.7% at last count. Non-diabetics would be below 5.7% as I understand. My app which estimates HbA1C based on daily finger prick numbers “estimates” that I should be 6% and how I wish it was true . Usually the lab numbers are a bit higher.
     
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    Bubbsie Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Morning...I could do with another hour or so's sleep...had such a good evening dinner with friends out in the garden...I'd spent most of the day working out there...sweeping...planting...watering...hopefully it's all coming to fruition...some jerk chicken with Cajun potato wedges...plus the usual fizz...laughing &.gossiping which thankfully is carb free so we had an extra helping...no idea what the neighbours thought...slightly tricky trying to fight 'Plumpy' off finally gave him the remainder of the yoghurt...he loved it...woke to a 5.9...coffee then back to work outside.
     
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  14. geefull

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

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    good morning all :)

    4.8 today

    looking like a bright day again, must try to remember to take my hat next time we go for a long walk with the dog, my face has not so much a healthy glow but rather a pervasive pink ;)
    Gorgeous day here yesterday with a slight sea breeze, hence I didn't realise how strong the sun was. Having spent so many years working indoors all day it's great to be able to spend time in the fresh air now.

    We're indoors for most of the day today so hopefully the colour of my face will subside a bit, it's not sore, just pink as if I'm permanently embarrassed :hilarious:

    Hope your day treats you kindly :)
     
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  15. HarrisonK

    HarrisonK Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    6.0 this morning and it looks like a glorious day ahead :)

    @Shas3 that is an impressive weight loss. It's the one thing I'm struggling with, in the year I've been diagnosed I've lost 10kg, which is nothing really considering the changes I made.
     
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  16. Debandez

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

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    6.0 this morning. Would have been 5s had I not felt peckish (rare) at midnight as I was going to bed and finished off some cabbage and a spare pork chop!!!

    Yesterday's diabetics meeting at Tesco. RESULT!!! Attended by 2 reps from diabetes.org.uk

    I was beginning to lose hope to be honest. Last month I felt I might be having the opposite effect on my fellow diabetics to what I was hoping to achieve. Me going in month after month sprouting about how good low carb was for controlling blood sugars, how it can be effective for weight loss etc etc. I saw the expressions on their faces, I heard their 'but I've got other complications' and it hit me. Its not as cut and dried as I thought it was going to be. These ladies and gents have been diabetic for many years. They are all, apart from one lady overweight, many obese. And many have other health issues. Some very complex. So when I went in yesterday you can imagine my total shock when 2 ladies came up to me to tell me some good news. The first lady who chairs the meetings has made changes to her diet. Swapped potatoes for celeriac (what she can't do with celeriac can fit on a postage stamp). Cut down on the usual carby culprits too and lost 7lb (not massively overweight). But the best news is that she has gone from 45 units twice a day to 25!!!!

    Second lady who I noticed had lost quite a bit of weight and looked so happy with herself has gone from 110kg to 88kg! Over 3 stone 4lb lost! Hba1c down from 95 to 54!!! These are long term 'progressive' diabetics. I wrote down their results so I wouldn't forget. My heart was singing. I arrived at 2.30 on the dot and they immediately shared their news with me. They were so excited.

    I could see 2 new faces there. This must be the DUK ladies. I've got knickers older than both of them I thought to myself. Let's hear what they have to say. Not a lot. They were there for the cheque. An annual event. £1500 passed over. Both ladies were from the finance dept. Working on how to bring money in. Knew nothing about nutrition although one was diabetic. 20 year old type 1. She does carb count but only for the insulin count. They showed a short 5 minute video. From a small laptop. Nobody could see the words flashing up and we could hardly hear it. 'Can you turn it up' no it was on max! About a shoe shop offering 50% discount. When people got there it was just one shoe on offer. From people who had amputations, diabetics. The info was out of date. 135 a week amputations it said. It's currently around 169. They mentioned a volunteer networking day to be held in Manchester Friday 7th June. Usually about 50 attend. Food provided (that will be interesting). I'm really busy but might be able to squeeze it in. I feel I have to go!

    So then the chair spoke to all. I had brought some low carb stuff in. Leaflets. Weekly planners. Food list. Blood sugar monitoring leaflet. I gave everyone a blank weekly planner. everyone will write down what they eat and bring in next month. We are going to look at them together and make some small but hopefully significant changes to help control bs. The lady next to me has lots of health issues. She is currently on 58 units twice a day. Diabetic since 1999. Highest ever insulin now and she is worried as her pen only goes up to 60 units. Her readings in the morning are high. 18 yesterday. I asked what she had for breakfast after that reading. Yoghurt, salted caramel! I asked if she could change this to plain Greek full fat yogurt maybe. One thing I could never change she said!!! And she admitted comfort eating. I felt sad. She has a new 7 week old granddaughter.

    I said that each month I can show a short video from DCUK or diet doctor on various things. IR. What makes us hungry. Sugar addiction etc. Chair has a projector so that will be good. Education is key. People seem happy with the suggestion.

    I'm.going to share the good news with my surgery.

    Happy Thursday everyone.
     
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  17. Krystyna23040

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

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    I just loved reading your post - it really brightened up my day. You are really making a difference to people's lives.
     
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    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    5.6 - on the border but the rest of my data gives me a peaceful easy feeling. This diabetes, you can check (it) out but never leave. Still, no need to come over all desperado or be driven to a tequila sunrise tomorrow. @Shas3 great photographic evidence of all your hard work. Have a great day folks - take it easy.
     
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  19. Shas3

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    Thanks Harrison. Actually the "pre" photo from 2015 is almost 3 years before I was diagnosed in 2018. Between 2015 to 2018, I had lost some weight but I was still overweight (at about 85 Kilos) when I was diagnosed last year. Since diagnosis, I have lost about 9-10 kilos as a combination of everything from Metformin and Forxiga (which initially caused a good weight loss, but created severe problems and I had to stop it), working out and diet changes. I may have changed the diet too drastically in the first few months of diagnosis (low carb and also low fat)… I was almost surviving on salads, which in hindsight was not a good idea.
     
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  20. Goacher55

    Goacher55 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Good morning peeps.

    A great nights sleep and I’m up and active. Or I was but I didn’t post.

    5.8 this morning,

    it’s weird, many moons ago in the 8 -13 range I would have loved a 5.8.

    It was a standing joke between me and diabetic students that the pictures on tester boxes always say 5.8 and we were no where near it.

    I’m slightly disappointed but I don’t know why.
     
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