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

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

  1. JMcB

    JMcB Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    10 this morning. Went to bed late and had a late night pork rind snack. Am shocked it is this high.
     
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  2. Terrytiddy

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

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    JohnEGreen Other · Expert

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    Well if there is any thing like here then sorry no it hasn't.
     
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    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    @DJC3 In many ways a very similar situation to mine earlier so I fully sympathise. It is a proper dilemma which our baking/making experiments are designed to deal with. My A1C is due about the week of June 11th so I had more time to "recover" I did buy my son an exercise bike and scoped out local pay as you go gyms for future reference. Hopefully, you will be fine as you have already worked out the issues causing the rises.
     
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  5. SueJB

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    @ianpspurs I think 5.4 is a lovely number and I'm hoping to hit that soon. Numbers are all relative. Hope the weather, sleep and mischief all get better soon.
     
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    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    8.2 at 7am today 5.5 at 9.30
     
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  7. Terrytiddy

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

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    Morning all 6.5 for me today, up on yesterday but still very pleased :)
     
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  8. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    Thanks for the good wishes @SueJB. The 5.4 is fine if I have eaten or drunk something worth the concentration of glucose but fasting definitely fails to fit the criteria. I also agree that numbers are relative. You are a type 1 so I would imagine targets would be widely different. The weather is actually useful, do they not say "a dripping June puts everything in tune"?
     
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    7:52am FBG 5.1, and that's perfectly fine, BUT the 12:40 pre prandial of 6.6 is not. I'm not worried as such, just very very puzzled, because I'd had nothing to eat in between those 2 readings. Only 3 mugs of tea with a tiny bit of cream. Same thing happened yesterday. I thought it was down to my forgotten meds (jardiance, victoza and metformin), but no.
     
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  10. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    Snap @briped I experience exactly the same issue with a rise between fasting and non breakfast 2 hrs later and I know some others see this rise to highest point of the day. It seems the only way to deal with this is acceptance and concentrating on the daily/weekly/monthly average.
     
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  11. briped

    briped Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It's so strange though, don't you think? I have no choice but to accept it, of course, but I wish I knew why. It doesn't make sense, if BG is supposed to be related to food intake, especially carbs.
     
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  12. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    @briped looking for sense is likely to prove very frustrating dealing with diabetes. I have a working hypothesis that something called the Randall Randle Cycle is at work here. Moderate exercise and some fat such as cream in tea or coffee can help the situation.
     
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  13. DJC3

    DJC3 Type 2 · Expert

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    Great stuff @SueJB , my numbers are starting to creep up again since I’ve got out of my exercise routine. I hadn’t realised what a difference it was making til I stopped.
     
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  14. briped

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    Thanks Ian, I'll look up the Randall Cycle. It might not make sense to me, but hey, what's new? :)
     
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    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    It's actually Randle sorry
     
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  16. briped

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    Not to worry, Google knew it, of course they did. A expected I'll need to read and re-read, but so far I'm not liking what I read :wideyed: Gut feeling, literally speaking.
     
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    @briped I took a simplified view of this as follows. By following LCHF and moving to Keto my body wants to burn fat and not carbohydrate. The carbohydrate circulates but muscles want to burn fat so carbs go nowhere but show up in tests. Moderate exercise mops the carbs up. Anyhow, that is my simplistic idea and my data seems to back this up but correlation is not causation and all that :)
     
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    You're a star, ian. Thanks. I was looking for a "Randle Cycle for dummies", so not such bad news after all, I gather. Shows I'm getting somewhere, right? I've been on very LC for almost a couple of months now.
    Geez, so many long and unpronuncable words in those articles, and I even have "Mrs. Byrne's Dictionary of Weird and Preposterous Words", somewhere. I bet my endos don't even know ½ of them. :hilarious:
     
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  19. karen8967

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    cant beat vinyl;)
     
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  20. Keesha

    Keesha Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Good morning everyone. It is 5.9 fbs for me.
     
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