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

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

  1. SaskiaKC

    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Expert

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    Interesting! I accept LC as equivalent to an allergy, thats what you can have and cannot. I feel very lucky that I got to this late in life when I cant eat certain things. I really miss going to Pizza Express a few times a year with Mr PM and how tricky it is to go out to the pub for just a drink or a meal. But I got to this age and I have had all the things I like to eat for so long its unreasonable to moan IMHO. I am odd btw![/QUOTE]

    I wish I had your discipline. :)
     
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  2. DJC3

    DJC3 Type 2 · Expert

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    Think I’ve missed a day or 2 so I’ve been having a quick skim read to see what’s been going on. 2 stand out art posts from @Muddy Cyclist and &Gennepher I love your pictures, you are both so talented. Thanks for sharing and I’m so looking forward to seeing more of your work.
    @HarryBeau I missed your birthday but hope you had fun. I completely get your amazement at C&Ls growth spurt. I can almost see Dennis growing in real time. Each day he can reach something else so I’m having to put things higher and higher to keep out of his reach. I suppose I should be grateful he can’t climb curtains though.
    Our planned Hygge day yesterday didn’t work out entirely. First of all Dennis escaped when someone left the front door open, (found him in a neighbours garden- they have a large and ferocious dog so goodness knows why he went there) Then Mr C started the woodburner and within 10mins the room had filled with smoke. I think some damp detritus had dropped down the chimney in the recent bad weather. All doors and windows were then opened so Dennis legged it again, following an Alsatian down the lane. Then we realised the alarm going off was not our smoke alarm but in fact the CO alarm so we had to evacuate - everyone still in our pjs. Of course it started raining then so we all got soaked too. The rest of the day calmed down a bit and was quite jolly in fact so the New Year started in good humour.
    &Karen8967 your quote today was spot on.
     
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  3. Krystyna23040

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

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    I think the first part of your day was completely non -Hygge yesterday. So pleased that the rest of your day calmed down.
     
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  4. SlimLizzy

    SlimLizzy Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    02-01-2020
    Hooray this morning a lovely 5.5
    Back to more normal levels.
     
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  5. SaskiaKC

    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Expert

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    Wow, @DJC3 , what a start to the New Year! [​IMG]

    I'm glad things calmed down and jolliness and good humor won the day.

    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  6. Muddy Cyclist

    Muddy Cyclist Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Crumbs, what a start to the New Year, good you found some humour amongst all the chaos.

    Thank you for your appreciation. It's quite a challenge @gennepher set for herself, I think I may have been a little fool hardy thinking I could set myself the same. I wonder how I will cope with those non creative days? But then @gennepher is inspirational which I hope will drive me on. I'm sure there are others with artistic talent who might want to set themselves the same challenge, the year is a blank canvas.
     
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  7. Krystyna23040

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

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    @ianpspurs @PenguinMum when I started low carb I really missed my old food and cappuccinos and I only did it to help the diabetes.

    In the beginning I often had to talk myself out of eating all my old favourite foods. Not sure when I really started loving the low carb food - it just sort of crept up on me and I realised that I loved the taste of it - the tangyness of stilton cheese or the tartness of raspberries and blackberries and the richness of veggies cooked in butter or the hint of bitterness in 100% chocolate.

    At Christmas the Chef made me a desert of just berries and cream. It was so deliciously tart it was a real treat and was the highlight of my Christmas dinner.
     
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  8. SlimLizzy

    SlimLizzy Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    That's so cute. Congratulations @Debandez
    Health and happiness to you and your family.
     
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  9. Muddy Cyclist

    Muddy Cyclist Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I suppose I was lucky in that I already loved all those things you described so well, all I had to do was remove the Carbs and Cakes, I did like cakes and puddings :( but I am finding some very nice replacement recipes that don't appear to raise my BG. For me the difficult thing is meat, I never was a big meat or fish eater and so the increase in these foods still proves difficult and maintaining weight is not easy, thank goodness for nuts and 90% chocolate, 100% is still a step too far for the difference to be gained on the carb count.

    Of course there are other benefits to weight loss, hills have become a breeze on my Muddy Mountain Bike rides.:happy:
     
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  10. DJC3

    DJC3 Type 2 · Expert

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    @Krystyna23040 @Muddy Cyclist @SaskiaKC it was a bit like a French Farce at some points with doors and windows opening and shutting, dogs and people in various states of undress, running in and out. I forgot to add that I received a phone call from an 88 yo relative during this time too. He was just wishing me a happy new year so I was trying to have a normal conversation with him, in between shouting at the family here that Dennis was out again, or that everyone had to get out of the house quickly. It really was quite funny (after the event)
    To add my two penn’orth to the lc ‘love it or hate it’ discussion @PenguinMum and @ianpspurs , I’ve always loved lc foods, meat fish, nuts, cheese, cream, eggs, all of it. It was with great joy I realised I could now eat all of these things without feeling guilt or shame. Having lived most my life believing low fat was healthy and trying to acquire a taste for skimmed milk ( yuk) fat free salad dressing, low fat yoghurt etc I just felt, and still feel joy that I can eat them. Yes I miss bread a bit, and the occasional bit of cake but not enough to matter that much. I do feel better now than when I was eating a high carb diet, so I feel very lucky it’s turned out to be a win win situation for me.
     
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  11. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Fbg 6.7

    Off to paint my daily painting now. It is 5:15am

    This is time of day I normally wake up slowly checking my social media and responding.... can't do that now because unless I start this painting now I will procrastinate, which incidentally I love procrastinating....

    Got to be somewhere by 8 am...so got to get my skates on...see what I am doing...I am already trying to procrastinate by writing a longer post than necessary.

    5:18 am...

    I'm gone...
     
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  12. SaskiaKC

    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Expert

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    Good morning, goodbye, good skating! :D

    [​IMG]
     
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  13. Muddy Cyclist

    Muddy Cyclist Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Good Morning and a higher 5.9 today, as @ianpspurs observed this is definitely stress related, I am stressing over nothing saddly one of Muddy Cyclist less attractive traits. Spending day with daughter and youngest granddaughter today so that will lift my spirits.

    Going to be tough fitting in my daily painting @gennepher so going to be a strict 30 min one today.

    In the words of a well known song "Stay young keep your wheels in motion, you've got everything that you need"

    Have a great day one and all.
     
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  14. True Blue

    True Blue Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Morning all. Grey and a bit drizzly, but not cold. Saving on the gas bill.

    Cold turkey day three. Not exactly Lords A'leepin', but a straight 8.0. which is 1.1 lower than yesterday so the booze-free glass is half full.

    Lots of painting talk. I want a print of a Shepherd last days of steam, engine shed, Eastleigh(?) locos in steam, shiny rails, slight echo of the Turner "Fighting Temeraire". Can't find this print anywhere. Did I dream it? (Yes I am a railway nerd).
     
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  15. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    A bit rushed .
    Managed painting.
    It is a bit rough. But it is A3 size.
    I spent an hour on it.
    Phone camera makes it a wee bit gaudy. Is a wee little more muted than this.
    But doing this larger painting is relaxing and frees tension I feel. I am relaxed now for the long day ahead @Muddy Cyclist
    Having a quick coffee, then on the road...
    IMG_03012020_070134_(750_x_1000_pixel).jpg

    I need to read back later on this discussing/posts on low carb ....
     
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  16. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    Good morning all. Fbg 1 =6.7 and fbg 2 =6.2. Either way no likey and no worky. I had a little local difficulty on Dec 5th which has sat me on my bum pretty much since. That, the poor A1c (40) and blood panel prompted a protein fest (esp red meat), designed to improve some elements seems to have impacted bg the wrong way. @Krystyna23040 thanks for the post about your journey with LC. @DJC3 nice perspective on non hygge start - good job you had Co monitor. @PenguinMum and @Muddy Cyclist I like your perspective on the time before LC and reasons for following. (@PenguinMum you couldn't be less odd) I was sailing along for 3 years loving LC eating. and how it was working for me. In June 2018 I was in a really good place it now turns out - A1c 5.5, lipids good and weight 72,4 kgs (PB; 73 kgs Dec 12 2019). Tried to "improve" and ever since I have really fallen out of love with LC eating - big bowl of salad with avocado and ianp's vinaigrette excepted. I deliberately tried to avoid wine and red meat most of 2019 and lots of cream was thrown away - frequently couldn't actually face it once bought. I can't help thinking Ruth 1 and 2 are highly pertinent to me just now. Have a great day.
     
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  17. gennepher

    gennepher Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I found this site on Shepherd @True Blue
    Maybe your print there
    I love steam trains, old aeroplanes and ferry boats.

    https://www.davidshepherd.com/davidshepherd-trains.html
     
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  18. Krystyna23040

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

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    Yes - I absolutely agree with this. I followed the low fat way of eating from the late 1970s to 2016 and I still feel great joy (and slightly wicked) that I can eat full fat now. Skimmed milk is beyond yuk.
     
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  19. Krystyna23040

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

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    Actually I omitted probably one of the most important reasons why LC is a joy. I was on fast and long acting insulin for 4 years and was almost in despair at ever matching insulin dose to carbs.

    Probably because of fluctuating levels of insulin resistance I found that the same meal on different days required wildly different amounts of insulin which could result in either going hypo or hyper and having to correct with glucose tablets or more insulin. It was so difficult and there was absolutely no joy in eating. To put it mildly l was in despair at ever sorting it.

    I started low carb as a way of stopping these huge swings. Never in my wildest dreams did I think it would get me off insulin.

    I believe (and my DN agrees) that because my diabetes was at such an advanced stage it is pretty miraculous that I don't need insulin. Every day without insulin makes me feel so lucky and happy - especially as I love almost all low carb food (except eggs - yuk).
     
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  20. Muddy Cyclist

    Muddy Cyclist Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Couldn't find a rating for your post, I do sympathise with your struggle I also admire your openness and fighting spirit, non of this is easy, love or hate LC all here know the dangers of our lurking Type 2 monster, luckily this forum keeps things in perspective, encourages and helps us fight on knowing we are not alone.

    So please accept my rating of 'Encouragement'
     
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