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

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

  1. DJC3

    DJC3 Type 2 · Expert

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    5.9 today as a result of red wine last night. Headache also the result of red wine last night.
    Still back in the 5s good to see you there @SueJB

    @eggs11 I’m whooping for you!

    @alf_Josiah that’s the toughest challenge to date!
     
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  2. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Master

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    @DJC3 Oh dear, see my post immediately above yours - unfortunately the article avoids amounts completely :banghead:
     
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  3. eggs11

    eggs11 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks @DJC3 and @ziggy_w - now if I could just work out why it was good today I'm onto a winner - went to bed earlier last night, need to keep the early nights going and see what happens.
     
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  4. Mick1959

    Mick1959 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Good morning to all those inhabiting this kingdom of the tribe Diabetes.

    Lady Vampira tasted my bloods and confirmed I am still in the 6's club with a 6.2, which surprised me, for I did sin last night, I had visitors, and had to sample a fruit scone, with cream and jam, that a friends daughter had made and watched me eagerly as I ate one.

    I was expecting at least 7's, so this man is chuffed.

    But today is a day of exercise and light eating to make up for my sins

    Well it being a sunny Friday, I wish you all a very Fabulous Friday ahead
     
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  5. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Master

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    @Mick1959 Those are the times you suck it up and take one for the team so good man and in the big scheme of things all's well
     
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  6. dunelm

    dunelm Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    Probably :)
     
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  7. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Master

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    That would definitely end up with a numb bum in Brum
     
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  8. Canvaspic

    Canvaspic Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Good morning all, 5.8 for me today. Raining here, always more inertia involved, putting on wet gear for a walk. I never mind the rain when i am on the move and sometimes prefer it. Have a nice weekend.
     
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  9. Mick1959

    Mick1959 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I took one for the team, that is true, and despite temptation on a plate, I did not yield a 2nd time, but it was close, and had the cream not been devoured completely, then I would have succumbed.
     
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  10. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    5.1 this morning. 44th wedding anniversary today so planning on a meal out so won't be keeping to the rules today. :)
     
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  11. Cumberland

    Cumberland Type 1 · Master

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    Bless you @Troubled1
    A very sad time for you
    My condolences to you and yours
     
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  12. Cumberland

    Cumberland Type 1 · Master

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    Congrats to you and your wife @JohnEGreen have a very good evening
     
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    #25652 Cumberland, May 11, 2018 at 10:04 AM
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  13. Cumberland

    Cumberland Type 1 · Master

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    5.4
    Have a good day peeps
     
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  14. Peadair O Brionn

    Peadair O Brionn Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    6.4 today . Got to find something to liver block for supper . tried all I can think of . Only done low carb yesterday about 35grs and still in the 6s .Only thing that seems to stop it is a glass or two of Merlot I the evening . But that's cheating …...isn't it ??????
     
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  15. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Master

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    Probably no more cheating in theory than going low carb except you shouldn't have such a high merlot intake as low carb!
     
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    SueJB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks @DJC3 I must have had more red than you last night, hehehehe!
    Well done and happy anniversary @JohnEGreen
    Well done @Canvaspic for the number and for walking in the wet
     
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    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    The aim is to have BS at a certain level the methods you use to achieve that are up to you so no it ain't cheating it's controlling your blood sugar and if that means getting a little tipsy and getting some enjoyment while doing it well we all have to make some sacrifices don't we.
     
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  18. DJC3

    DJC3 Type 2 · Expert

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    Lol I know exactly what you mean there. It’s such a lovely surprise when I get a good number but I’m never completely sure why. If I try to replicate a good day, the numbers are never the same!
     
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  19. DJC3

    DJC3 Type 2 · Expert

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    I appreciate the thought @ianpspurs. Since I lost my lovely dad, my mentor in so many things, not least wine appreciation, my tastes have become a bit plebian.
    Last night was a S African cab sav from M&S but I note today the ABV is 14%. This seems commonplace these days but in the 80s when we were hooked on beaujolais it was rare to get a wine over 12.5%.
    High Abv may be good for fbg but not so good for my head!
     
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  20. Peadair O Brionn

    Peadair O Brionn Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Well I suggested to a 12 yr old looking go last week who I went to see about a different matter that my blood readings were between 3.9 and 5.4 over the weekend with a little bit of wine . Not enough to get tipsy just the odd glass with dinner . She nearly fell off her chair with the shock that I was drinking a glass or two of red each night . Before I was diagnosed it was a hell of a lot more than that and my liver and kidneys are grand . But you’re right a little. It of what you fancy is grand once it keeps the blood sugar monster in check
     
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