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

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

  1. SaskiaKC

    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Here you go, @Chronicle_Cat --


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    Lots of people in Georgia and Alabama have basements. I think it depends on the age of the house sometimes, or the size of the house. Both houses I have lived in had partially underground basements, with outside entrances, housing the furnace and hot-water heater and used for storing lawn mowers and other yard equipment and also good as tornado shelters. In one house it was basically what is called "crawl space", you couldn't stand up straight but you didn't actually have to crawl. In the other house we could walk upright. I've also been in lots of houses that had fully finished basements, with steps down from inside the house, and rec rooms and/or bedrooms and a bathroom. or laundry room.

    In some neighborhoods I have known in Alabama houses don't have basements but are built on concrete slabs. I don't know why, except I've heard it costs less to built a house on a concrete slab than to dig a basement. But I would want a basement for tornadoes!
     
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  2. Chronicle_Cat

    Chronicle_Cat Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Love the yellow submarine!

    I was specifically thinking of Florida (which I've spent more time in the other southern states). I know in the Florida Keys they don't have basements because they are on coral. (My parents actually owned an elevated house in the keys on stilts, in their area all the houses were all like that because of potential flooding from hurricanes. On the mainland, their house didn't have a basement (concrete slab) but that was probably a cost saving measure. I agree with you about tornadoes -the best place is underground. I assume Oklahoma has lots of them due to the frequency - my grandparents in Iowa had a tornado shelter like the one in the Wizard of Oz with an outside entrance.

    I remember visiting Scotland many years ago before everyone had central heating. It is fairly much the norm in the UK now? (I've been to Scotland a number of times but never to England, Wales or northern Ireland.)

    However, everyone in Scotland then seemed to have an electric fireplace heater. One B&B I stayed in Oban, the owner yelled at another visitor who grew up in the tropics (Canal Zone) for turning on the electric fireplace on before it was cold enough! (it was in early September).
     
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  3. DJC3

    DJC3 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes I read about it too, such a shame. Pretty much everyone who works there is wonderful.
     
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  4. Cumberland

    Cumberland Type 1 · Master

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    Spectacular well done you go girl
     
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  5. karen8967

    karen8967 Type 1 · Expert

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    Goodnight everyone sleep well off to bed in a bit
     
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  6. Cumberland

    Cumberland Type 1 · Master

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    Goodnight Karen x
     
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  7. Cumberland

    Cumberland Type 1 · Master

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    Goodnight friends
     
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  8. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Expert

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    Goodnight Cumberland stay well sleep well.

    And goodnight Karen.
     
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  9. karen8967

    karen8967 Type 1 · Expert

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    Night cumbs x
     
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  10. karen8967

    karen8967 Type 1 · Expert

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    Night john x
     
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  11. ziggy_w

    ziggy_w Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Good morning all. Up early today traveling.

    @Cronicle_Cat - - amazingly well done.

    Blood sugars today were 4.7.
     
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  12. Goonergal

    Goonergal Type 2 · Moderator
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    Morning all and hello @ziggy_w

    It’s a 4.1 for me today. Lovely day ahead with friends. Enjoy the weekend.
     
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  13. JohnEGreen

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    5.3 for me this morning.
     
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  14. Bubbsie

    Bubbsie Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Morning...although up early at 05:30 had a reasonable sleep...spent yesterday 'zonked out' after a mad day at work Thursday...coffee and Trump for breakfast (he gets worse & worse)...paperwork & invoices today...woke to a 5.7
     
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  15. Charis1213

    Charis1213 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    6.4 this morning , but tested twice first reading was 6.7 from 3rd finger then tried second finger and was 6.4 , must be different blood lol .

    Oh well I'll go with the second number of 6.4.
    Away for the weekend going to Ripon to visit the museums . I'll still be on here though :)
     
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  16. Debandez

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

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    Thank you for your kind words. I had no idea it was up. @Goonergal informed me. I was so surprised as I had literally only just sent it to them this week and thought nothing more about it! I'm delighted. I think real life stories always inspire. For our Birmingham event last year we put together an inspirational stories booklet. Lots of us sharing our journeys. It's incredibly powerful and if anyone would like to read it just let me know.
     
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    HarrisonK Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    6.2 to start the weekend, lots to do so have a great day :)
     
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  18. rhubarb73

    rhubarb73 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm stood here on the bathroom floor
    Lancet poised, its blood to draw
    It's such a tiresome daily chore
    But one, I fear, I can't ignore
    The meter's saying 6.4
    It's not the most exciting score
    I have it several times before
    My record lately has been poor
    So I should be pleased that it's not more

    (somebody stop me)
     
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  19. philchap1

    philchap1 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Morning everyone, 4.2, have a pleasant day.
     
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  20. Prem51

    Prem51 Type 2 · Expert

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    6.4 ain't too bad
    there are worse numbers to be had.
     
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