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

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

  1. OrsonKartt

    OrsonKartt Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I've found 3 things give me leg cramp. Lack of water, lack of salt or too much/unusual exercise. Of course figuring out which is the cause is always an issue!
     
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  2. briped

    briped Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, the reply above went in the wrong place. Think I'll just go back to bed again again. I'm not drunk :banghead:
     
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  3. OrsonKartt

    OrsonKartt Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I used to find that my morning sugars levels increased until I'd had something small to eat. I now start the day with water and bullet proof coffee. ) coffee with butter rather than cream - sounds a bit weird but tastes Ok)
     
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  4. geefull

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

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    good morning all :)

    4.3 today

    The sun is out at the moment! It chucked it down on and off all day yesterday and I seemed to be in 'nibble' mode. I only managed a shortish walk too so I'm hoping to take the little dog for a walk today after Sunday lunch.

    @Goonergal - have a hug from me, I used to get cramp fairly often when I first started walking a lot more, in the usual calf muscles of course but also, weirdly, in my second toes and the long muscle that crosses down the front inside of the thigh (that one is an absolute b. to get rid of :arghh:). Thankfully it's been much better since I started taking a vitamin and mineral supplement and soaking my feet in warm water with epsom salts twice a week.

    Good wishes to father figures everywhere :) (and an internet hug to anyone who would like one )
     
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  5. OrsonKartt

    OrsonKartt Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I did the diet and it is a quick fix if followed by low carb diet. Mind you its also a bit brutal
     
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  6. karen8967

    karen8967 Type 1 · Expert

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    i was the same yesterday phil lows on and off all day for no particular reason :(
     
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  7. dunelm

    dunelm Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    @ianpspurs, nice idea about adding ACV. I also keep a bottle of water in the fridge laced with ACV, a sprinkle of himalayan salt, a pinch of Cream of Tartar (potassium so not much) and a splash of lime juice.
     
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  8. philchap1

    philchap1 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    It's a strange master Karen, lol
     
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  9. briped

    briped Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Uh, I think that coffee with or without milk, cream, sugar tastes weird ;) Anyway I normally test my blood right after getting out of bed. Not two hours after. Just a bit scary and it's done my morale no good. Not to worry, though. I'll see sense soon and perk up again, but I'm sure that if I go on the scales I'll have gained 5 kgs ;)
     
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  10. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Master

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    @briped Unexpectedly high fbg really puts a cloud over the day but that then becomes a really negative feedback loop:banghead: For those who read my bone broth commercial, Morrisons seems to be the UK chain for bones. Some of the packs for broth making have a meat content to easily provide a meal for 2 old farts after making the broth:angelic: Our dogs love the marrow bones from the "brothing" as well.
    Edited as original was gibberish in parts
     
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  11. briped

    briped Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Unexpectedly? You're too right! If' I'd eaten something carby at least I'd understand, but these T1 and 2 bodies of ours and their BGs baffle us, don't they? You recommend bone broth on a day like this? I wonder if stock cubes of any denomination would do, because much as I'd like to find myself exploring the shelves of an English supermarket, I'm afraid it's a little far to venture :) Also, believe it or not, but I've never actually cooked marrow bones, and most butchers will be closed today.
     
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  12. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Master

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    @briped I don't exactly recommend bone broth just sharing ideas. As it happens I just drank a mug with plenty of Apple Cider Vinegar. I would steer clear of most stock cubes as thy contain all kinds of ingredients aunty diabetes won't like. My supermarket tip was very Anglo Centric so sorry:angelic:
     
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    Not to worry :) I'm a bit Anglo centric too.
     
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    karen8967 Type 1 · Expert

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    Your not kidding phil
     
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    Diabetic46years Type 1 · Member

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    I had a very bad start to the day. Blood sugar of 19 mm/l. It is my own fault because I didn't eat sensibly yesterday and I drank wine. So, it always boils down to the fact that it is just not worth it to temporarily break the rules because it just harms you a few hours later. I am trying to go for the low carb diet, but because bread has been such a staple part of my diet, I am finding it hard. But very determined to persevere. Not worth waking up to the blood sugar level I had this morning. Also cutting out alcohol - it is a difficult balance as it s and alcohol just makes it that much harder to manage.
     
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    Diabetic46years Type 1 · Member

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    8.8 is not too bad. The thing to do is make sure it doesn't go higher during the night.
     
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    Cumberland Type 1 · Master

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    Aww Karen I’m the same as you but a little bit higher 4.6

    I’m going to have a cuppa and biccies plus paracetamol as headache yuk
     
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  18. Cumberland

    Cumberland Type 1 · Master

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    I know
     
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  19. Terrytiddy

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

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    Morning all 5.8 for me this morning:) Happy with that as I've been very low this week, so decided to have a treat last night. Had steak burgers, a sausage, 3 small boiled potatoes and a spoon full of carrots. Felt guilty eating it but enjoyed it!:happy: Have a good day all.:)
     
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  20. Freema

    Freema Type 2 · Expert

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    send you a virtual hug and my condolenses
     
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