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

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

  1. vanillapie

    vanillapie Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    7.8 upon waking. I haven't been testing when I wake up, this is the first time, and I don't know why it's so high. Maybe dawn phenomenon? Not feeling great about it.
     
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  2. alf_Josiah

    alf_Josiah Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Good Morening Ladies and Gentlemen and those of a sensitive disposition who should hide for the rest of the day. My pals chaos and mayhem are out and about unrestrained.
    A 7.3 for me today
    I'm and all of me's are under the marital thumb today.
     
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  3. phdiabetic

    phdiabetic Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I put my pump on -100% temp basal for showers. Anyway once I got out, turned off the temp basal and put it in my pocket but forgot to reconnect to my body. Remarkably, my blood sugar was a bit low for a while after so I kept eating random things to keep it level. Once I finally recovered, I decided to have a big meal (maybe 40g carbs?). I bolused for all of it not realising my pump tubing was dangling uselessly out of my pocket. Thankfully I realised my error before anything bad happened, and a quick bolus combined with some exercise dealt with things nicely, but I was really stupid for a while there! My pump must have been squirting basal and bolus into the air for at least an hour before I reconnected ;)
     
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  4. NewTD2

    NewTD2 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    5.2
     
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  5. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Expert

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    Since I increased my prednisolone last week there has not been a day when I have not had a reading showing in the red on mySugr app and the predicted A1c is steadily going up now have had a letter from nuerologist suggesting that I increase preds yet again, not happy.
     
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  6. Tippy.tosca

    Tippy.tosca Type 2 · Active Member

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    Good morning.
    My blood sugar this morning is 4.4.
    Enjoy your day. Julie
     
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  7. karen8967

    karen8967 Type 1 · Expert

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    Hugs johnpol
     
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  8. Terrytiddy

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

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    Morning all 8.3 for me o_O.
     
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  9. daisy1

    daisy1 Type 2 · Legend
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    @Fenn Hello and welcome to the Forum :) Here in my signature is the link to the Basic Information for new members and I hope you will find it useful. Also a link to the Low Carb Program. Ask as many questions as you want and someone will be able to help.
     
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  10. dogslife

    dogslife Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Morning all. 6.6 today at 9am. A rainy start here in the Midlands but it will be good for the plants. Enjoy your Friday and the weekend folks.:)
    Update: Just after testing I had 1/2 slice of toasted cheese for breakfast followed by my Gliclazide tablet. Retested after 2 hours and up to 10.7!
     
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  11. dogslife

    dogslife Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi vanillapie. I test my fbs just after getting out of bed and washing my hands to help ensure an accurate reading. I eat my breakfast just after testing then take my gliclazide.:)
     
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  12. eggs11

    eggs11 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    6.5 today - a bit better. Wanna get down to those 5s again though!
     
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  13. JMcB

    JMcB Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    6.8 at 6:30. Hopefully it stays there for the next few hours as I’ve got a blood draw this morning.
     
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  14. johnpol

    johnpol Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Got my levels down to under ten now, just a few more adjustments to make. And having another senior moment I have left my Ketone meter at home, can't wait for the weekend!! at least I remembered my head :bag::facepalm:
     
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    JMcB Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I test upon waking to get fbs and then again just prior to eating, unless I eat promptly after waking.
     
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  16. alf_Josiah

    alf_Josiah Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Pred. is nasty evil very effective steroid. I'm on 10mg dose a day for life and I have been told that it makes controlling diabetes very difficult, which I have proved to be correct. Please be aware that there are many medics who do not understand how pred. affects controlling diabetes. Hopefully you should only be on pred. for a short time.
     
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  17. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    Been off grid for a couple of days helping my son and his wife settle into their new home. BG readings have been very weird I hope due to their eccentric/exotic handwash. Was 5.1 yesterday but since some meals have seen me in 6s I have refused to test today and although I have entered all readings on MySugr I will delete them all and hope my June HbA1C has not been too badly impacted.
    This has made me realise how reliant I am on homemade food as there is very little off the shelf I will eat when travelling or staying with other people. Proper wake up call for ever leaving my own home:banghead: Still have a 3/3.5 hr journey home and may unwittingly ended up fasting and stewing in my own juices re seeing numbers in 6s
     
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  18. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Expert

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    Yes it's nasty alright been taking them an unbelievable 17 years now a reluctant neurologist had allowed me to step them down to 10 mg a day but now having to go back up to 20 mg daily so going to take me a while to get things back under control if possible.

    They are why I'm diabetic. My neurologist just says well diabetes not as important as your myasthenia gravis and you just have to accept it.
     
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  19. Keesha

    Keesha Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Good morning everyone. Up again, this morning it is 6.2.
     
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  20. alf_Josiah

    alf_Josiah Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I have been told the same for my liver problems, but trying to get the diabetic nurses and doctors to accept this is a constant battle. Good luck and be firm with diabetes lot. Luckily for me my diabetic consultant accepts my liver takes priority.
    I guess your days of low blood sugar readings like me are gone.
     
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