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What was your fasting blood glucose? (with some chat)

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by NewdestinyX, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. NewdestinyX

    NewdestinyX · Well-Known Member

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    Hello mates,
    At a couple of the other forums I've frequented there was a thread like this one where we all sorta checked in each day, with our first cup of coffee or tea, and reported our fasting or waking blood glucose level and some short comment about whether we're ok with it or if not - why not?...

    It worked well as a sort of 'first thread to check' each morning and post to.

    I'll start.

    This morning was a 5.6mmol for me. That's about normal for me

    What about you?
     
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  2. ebony321

    ebony321 · Well-Known Member

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    this seems quite interesting, maybe you'll get more replies tomorrow morning :)

    Just checked and mine was 5.4mmol at 9.30am

    Mine usually varies from 5.0-7.5mmol, i like to be around 5-6mmol where possible so i was happy with that this morning :)
     
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  3. daisy1

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    Hi Grant - welcome to the forum :) What a good idea for a thread. When I read this I had already had my first morning cup of coffee about 10-15 mins before but tested anyway and got 6.4. Last true fasting test was 5.9 so the coffee didn't make much difference (and no sugar anyway!). I usually get fasting tests in the 5s which is where I like them. Perhaps checking in here with my levels will help me remember to do the early morning test :)
     
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  4. IanD

    IanD Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    5.5 - it's normally 5.5 - 6.1 since I cut down the carbs 3 years ago. Then it was averaging 6.8.

    I'm amazed - last night our choir held a fund raising quiz night with fish/chip supper so I expected to be high. I went to bed with a reading of 8.8.
     
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  5. louiseb

    louiseb · Well-Known Member

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    this morning my fasting bg was 6.7 that is quite high for me as im usually between 4-6, however I had a rubbish nights sleep and I think might be the cause.
     
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    8.7 for me up and down at the moment due to a heavy cold normally hover around 6.0
     
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  7. ClaireG 06

    ClaireG 06 · Well-Known Member

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    Mine was 9.2, i'd like it to be nearer 5. I've just started on insulin and am only on a small amount at the moment. Hopefully when the DSN and I get the levels right my BGs will improve :D
     
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    4.3 for me today, which is a little bit lower than normal, as I'm still tweaking my lantus following chemotherapy.

    But it did mean that I could treat myself to an orange juice with my porridge this morning :)
     
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    6.8 for me but I forgot to do it when I got up and did it after a shower.
     
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  10. Wendywu

    Wendywu · Active Member

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    Mine was 5.3 which I'm happy with. I've had two cups of coffee but I drink it black and non-sweetened so I don't think it affects my bg much.

    Brekkie will be cheesy scrambled egg on 1 small slice of toast, and more coffee.

    Then dash off to retinal scan clinic, which thankfully they hold at my GP surgery just down the road.
     
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  11. Pneu

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    Mine was 4.2 mmol/l @ 5.00am when I my five month old daughter decided the day had begun and at 8.00am 2 hours post breakfast (low-carb bread with poached egg) was 5.6 mmol/l
     
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  12. noblehead

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    Today I was a respectful 5.7 which is around my average waking bg.

    Nigel
     
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    phoenix Type 1 · Expert

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    5.6 this morning.
    I prefer it to be about there if it goes over 6 I know I've spent too much time on the computer and too little moving.
     
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  14. Funky Mum

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    Does that make a difference? Mine was 8 this morning :eek:
     
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    Yes, you should test immediately on getting up. Taking a shower or any other activity will make your BG go up. :)
     
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    Bg 5.7 @ 7:30

    I have more interest first thing with shoving a catheter in and amount that fills bag 500ml this morning A new record for me 1st bag of the day :wink:

    Anyone else on stab and bag :roll:

    Bob
     
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    ClaireG 06 · Well-Known Member

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    Don't have a bag now but did when in hosp with pnuemonia and DKA. The amount of times i had to press the call button cos it was nearly overflowing :lol: Didn't help that they were pumping me full of iv fluids as well!
     
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    Morning all!

    4.3, about normal at the moment and means I can get away with taking 0 units of NR with breakkie - 1 x wholemeal Nimble toast and a fried egg. With lots of butter ;)

    x
     
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    Ahh ok! That makes me feel better!
     
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    My daughter was 11.0 at 7:22am, that is quite good for her at the moment!!
     
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