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

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

  1. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    Just watched the video and @shelley262 gave a clear and articulate outline of the benefits to her of LCHF. There are other members who are also very strong advocates and have made amazing progress.
    Some of us do not/will not see such great results but nonetheless have a basic level of management. The aim of this post is twofold. Firstly, to congratulate/support the strong advocates of this WOE. Secondly, to support those who, like me, have some doubts and limited success. Some may not ever feel quite so comfortable with this WOE or recognise all those positive feelings but that is OK. There are still real benefits and we are all different. We won't all have those kind of results or wholly positive feelings but LC will benefit us all - just to different degrees and with varying pleasure. Us JAMs need a JAMspirtional stories section:angelic:
     
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  2. Freema

    Freema Type 2 · Expert

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    so well done how wonderful for you ..
     
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  3. Freema

    Freema Type 2 · Expert

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    6.2 at 9:30
     
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  4. Providence 62

    Providence 62 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    Progress it is. Keep at it, you will be in single figures in no time. Been there, know how depressing those higher readings can be.

    P x
     
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  5. Providence 62

    Providence 62 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    7.1 this morning. Had a bit of a workout with some weights last night on my 'sofa gym'! Hard doing any exercise that gets me puffed because I have cardiomyopathy, but seated low weights high reps with hand weights and ankle weights seem to give me a bit of a workout without leaving me puffing and uncomfortable. Hope everyone is having a lovely weekend. Off out to pick up my insulin now!
     
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  6. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    Sofa gym sounds perfect. We aren't all Joe Wicks. Probably should have called this JAMuary:angelic:
     
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  7. geefull

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

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    good morning all :)

    4.4 today

    Very well done @Chronicle_Cat it's a great feeling isn't it? :happy: but the reactions can be unexpected ;)
    Mum found her old camera the other day and there were some photos of mr. gee and I on it. It had somewhat faded from my mind how much I have changed and just how big I used to be before I was diagnosed. Perhaps I should do a new avatar pic too?

    It's pretty windy today here but we shall have to go out and do some shopping for the weekend so perhaps a walk later :)

    Hope your day is treating you kindly :)
     
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    Providence 62 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    It has to be said I do sit on a dining chair for the leg work. But I keep the weights under the lid of the footstool of the sofa.....so I suppose that qualifies it as 'sofa gym' :)

    JAM is my middle name sometimes!
     
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    Sandra19440 Type 2 · Newbie

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    Sandra19440 Type 2 · Newbie

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  11. jjraak

    jjraak Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    afternoon lovely people

    Nice little lie in this morning.
    scores were 5.3.
    4 day in a row i've woken up in hawaii land,
    if wasn't for one blip that would have made 7 days straight...:D

    been busy all week, so a little shout out...

    liking the 'can do' mentality @Providence 62

    and @shelley262 @Debandez @bulkbiker ...great work on the video/interviews...Loved the honesty and my god,
    you all look so 'Vibrant'..( i almost said alive, ...but ya know what i mean..;) )

    Congrats to @Chronicle_Cat ..liking the new avatar..fantastic results
    and Respect to @Emma_369 .wonderful effort,

    Enjoy your weekends, @Charis1213 @Goonergal

    Hugs and best wishes out to @SB.25 @Patrick66 @karen8967 @PatsyB @Goacher55
    may today and tonight be a more peaceful affair.

    And welcome @Sandra19440 :)

    Congrats to all who turned in an acceptable score for themselves today, long may it continue.

    and @rhubarb73 am also liking the poetry,

    and you've inspired me, with a little bit of gallows humour

    +++++++++

    the doctor said, you should be dead
    your not.. so go on living
    eat bread and jam, and skip the ham
    that meat is not forgiving

    Your type 2, here's what to do
    take all the pills i'm giving
    eat what you like forget the spike
    ignore advice others keep on giving

    it's bad advice, so just play nice,
    and do as i've been saying
    can't fund the golf, or buy new cars
    if patients don't keep paying.

    You must buy the meds until your dead
    these words don't bring me joy
    but think less of you and more of me
    and those that we employ,

    the pharma guys and all those boffins
    need you to keep on taking,
    the pills and meds until your dead
    and resting in that coffin.
     
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    jjraak Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    and as there was no dance video today..
    how about a little Musical theatre, while you read the posts...?

     
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    Chronicle_Cat Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Good morning everyone,
    4.9 for me.
     
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    alf_Josiah Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Afteringnoon all
    Overslept, then lay in, then almighty panic sets in, pills to take etc.
    A perfect 8.9 for me on the meter.
    Jobs set by Mrs J to complete.
    Have a great day folks. My mates chaos and mayhem are popping round this afternoon.
    Tip. It's not a good idea to hire traffic warden costumes, then go round the local bus depot writing false parking tickets.......
     
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    PenguinMum Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    @ianpspurs I think I am a JAM ....theres no irony in choosing something forbidden to us!! I’m starting to think FBG and HBA1c are not as important as I first thought. Its what happens around food. For example I could have a nasty spike after lunch most days but it might not affect either test. I am commited to this woe but all is not what it seems despite application. Do you agree?
     
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  16. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    @PenguinMum I think the FBG and HBA1C have their place in that they have "currency". A more pithy post than my first one may have said my own, and I suspect many other people's, "lived experience" of this WOE is a long way from that one. People should not be surprised or dismayed if their own experience differs somewhat from that video. It is something I definitely have to tolerate in the main. This WOE is like exercise really IMHO. Some enjoy it and thrive, others just do it knowing it is for the best. Are we on the same page?
     
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  17. karen8967

    karen8967 Type 1 · Expert

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    Love it jjraak
     
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    PenguinMum Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I am not sure how I feel about it all yet maybe never will. I do think circumstances have a bearing, neither of us have jobs outside the house. I would have found this woe very difficult when I worked. I have always wanted to cook/eat food I really enjoyed, as it is I am mostly trying to adapt the evening meal to suit me. Occasionally we eat completely different meals and that somehow makes me sad.
    I agree the FBG and HBA1c are valuable and it is very individual. Lets just do our best to keep it going.
     
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    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    6.5 this partly-cloudy Saturday morning. I had a lovely lie-in because the KittenCat got herself up, got her own breakfast, and settled herself up on the back of the sofa, where she was when I opened my eyes.
     
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  20. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    Probs best to end here and not hijack the thread. Not sure why I would ever expect something to live up to the publicity/advertising - very few things ever do. We very rarely eat the same meal or at the same time - that is very similar to when we worked. Take care.
     
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