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

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

  1. Clivethedrive

    Clivethedrive Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Great start and welcome to the forum loz
     
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  2. Lozj82

    Lozj82 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you, not new to diabetes but feel there is always things to learn and obstacles to overcome
     
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  3. oldman1954

    oldman1954 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Morning all 5.4
     
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  4. PatsyB

    PatsyB Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    8.7 have a good day everyone :)
     
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  5. MidnightStar

    MidnightStar Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    7.3 today have a bad headache
     
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  6. chri5

    chri5 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    7.1 yesterday, 6.9 today so heading in the right direction. Woke up feeling blocked up so I think I may be starting a cold:meh:, my bg levels are a pretty effective early warning system for colds etc,
     
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  7. teacher123

    teacher123 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    5.7, morning everyone :)
     
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  8. Aginoth

    Aginoth Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Morning all

    4.4 at 0730 Kerchingg :happy:

    2 units of Humalog taken

    4.4 at 0815 pre-breakfast...take that dawn phenomenom :cool:
     
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  9. SheilaN

    SheilaN Type 2 · Member

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    My partner was 8.2 this morning and 8.6 yesterday morning. I took him to his endocrinologist two days ago to say that his BGL were getting higher and higher in the mornings, although hardly moved up after food. After five days of climbing morning BGLs, despite walking, low carb diet and reduced portions, I consulted his endocrinologist, who suggested he weight-lift light weights for ten minutes before bed. Walking for over an hour effected little change all day yesterday. He lifted light weights for ten minutes before bed. After that he found that his BGL was slightly over 10! Today after waking to 8.2, he drank coffee then more drinks and went out walking for hours. When he came back, his BGL had come down to 5.6 - second time ever since we have been testing. He ate nothing until about 2pm. He is on a low carbohydrate diet; he eats no bread, rice, potatoes, pasta and only vegetables that are not starchy, and very few nuts. The endocrinologist has given me a script for metformin if my partner's BGLs remain so high after two weeks. Are we being extreme in trying to keep the BGLs as low as possible by any means (i.e. dilution, not eating and exercise?) I'm afraid that the glucose will keep rising and do him damage.
     
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  10. learning2me

    learning2me Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    7.6 yesterday and 7.3 today so moving in the right direction.
     
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  11. Anelya

    Anelya Type 1 · Newbie

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    5.9 today
     
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  12. 4ratbags

    4ratbags Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    FBG 4.6 :confused:
     
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  13. JenniferW

    JenniferW Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Two questions .....

    1. Those of you who're reporting their first test result of the day, is this your only test or one of a series throughout the day?

    2. I only started on a low carb diet in June, so this may be early days for me, but I'm consistently getting first-thing-in-the-morning readings of between 7 and 8.5, with one instance of 9. I can see no reason why it's up some days and down on others. Given these are all above what I'm meant to be aiming for (4 to 7/pre-meal), where do I go from here? (My HbA1c was 47 last week - and 47 when I was diagnosed T2 in May.)
     
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  14. Osming

    Osming Type 2 · Active Member

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    11.3 fed up
     
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  15. 4ratbags

    4ratbags Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    @JenniferW I generally only do my FBG as my last Hb test was 34 so my LC diet is pretty much sorted. If I am trying something new I will still test 2 hrs after eating though.
    It can sometimes take time for your BS to come down, especially your FBG. Just remember the most important readings are 2 hrs after you have eaten.
     
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  16. MidnightStar

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    7.1 today. Still have a headache
     
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  17. PatsyB

    PatsyB Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    7 .0 today and day off wooppee :p
     
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  18. oldman1954

    oldman1954 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Morning all 5.7 and a cold :(
     
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  19. NowClosed11

    NowClosed11 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    ImageUploadedByDCUK Forum1440744620.357103.jpg big bucket of SMEGG
     
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  20. Aginoth

    Aginoth Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    3.3 today FBG at 0730
    3.6 without food or correction at 0800. :)
     
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