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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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    Two tests diverged on a Saturday,
    one 6.4, one 6.5,
    and sorry that it wasn't a tie
    (altho' it certainly was a "draw"),
    I'm also happy mine wasn't high
    for me. To me, you're doing OK,
    although -- to me -- the bathroom floor
    is far too cold to be standing on
    for the pricking of my thumb
    (err -- finger), so let me suggest
    the best place for FBG tests
    is warm in bed before one is up
    in numbers or as in out of bed
    [great line for this space] but instead
    let me finish this before I'm lost
    in rhyme with Shakespeare and with Frost.
     
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  2. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    The test less taken eh? Prefer Good-bye and keep cold myself.
     
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    #39502 ianpspurs, Jan 12, 2019 at 3:27 PM
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  3. SaskiaKC

    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I have learned that the best things are the things that don't get advertised or publicized. I mean as to brands, but now that I've just typed that, I realize that among the things are love and kindness and joy and living. (I've just come off a poetry run so I'm trying to be prosaic now ...) ;)

    I see TV ads all the time for cell phone providers that don't have a deal as good as the one for which I pay less than theirs. I see ads for laptops and tablets that don't work any better than my two. And I never see guitars advertised, and mine is nearly 50 years old and still going strong. :)
     
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  4. Alexandra100

    Alexandra100 Prefer not to say · Well-Known Member

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    Whether that's a good thing may depend, as far as I can understand, on whether your primary problem is insulin insufficiency or insulin resistance. Do you know? In my case, I am very under-weight and have to make a real effort not to lose more. Taking the maximum dose of Glucophage and cutting my carbs to the bone have not brought my bgs down as much as might be expected. This makes me think my primary problem is insulin insufficiency, so I could do with a bit more of the stuff!
     
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  5. Freema

    Freema Type 2 · Expert

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    how well that you do some weights anyway ... so fine
     
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  6. karen8967

    karen8967 Type 1 · Expert

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    Quote for today FB_IMG_1546372073507.jpg
     
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  7. Cumberland

    Cumberland Type 1 · Master

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    Late on parade today

    4.5
     
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  8. SaskiaKC

    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    boots western.jpg Dreamin' of my Chevy and my new blue jeans ... and my old riding boots, which I tried on today for the first time in 6 years to see how they looked with my new jeans that just arrived today. I ordered 2 sizes smaller than I'd been wearing and ... they fit! In fact there's room to spare. They are serious jeans -- good heavy denim, 5 pockets, orange stitching, copper fittings, the works. And they're smaller than my last pair!

    I always preferred riding "English" but then age and injuries and anxiety all kicked in together and I got more comfortable in a western saddle because the stirrups and wider leathers gave me more foot and leg support.

    These jeans have really helped encourage me to stick with low-carb eating and exercise so I'm posting the boots for y'all who help encourage me too. :)
     
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  9. Alexandra100

    Alexandra100 Prefer not to say · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Saskia, so sorry I disappeared from our correspondence. Things in my life have been difficult for a long time now and I have just not been contacting anyone at all. Lack of energy, lack of morale. I'm so pleased to read about your success and see the symbols of it.
     
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  10. SaskiaKC

    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I kept thinking someone had quoted that line in a Midsomer Murders episode but now I've just thought it's quoted in an Inspector Jury novel instead.

    Your turn to write the poetry, BTW. :D
     
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  11. rhubarb73

    rhubarb73 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hope you are OK A100. I remember when I first joined this forum you were welcoming, helpful, supportive and a little bit edgy and challenging (I liked that). I hope the forum can help you with your current challenges - please let us know if we can. Or just rant if you like. We’re listening.
     
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    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    Fantastic news about the new jeans and their motivational impact. Go you
     
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    It's a wonderful feeling when you find you fit in smaller sizes. Congratulations!
     
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  14. SaskiaKC

    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you, @Alexandra100. I'm glad to hear from you. I've missed you!

    I'm very sorry things have been difficult for you. It's good to see you back on (the) board. :)

    I rarely contact anyone offline anymore, it takes less energy for me to log on and read what everyone posts, and I don't have to be "up" or dressed or "on."

    Oops -- in case @jjraak is reading this, I know I (and others) were begged to not post anymore in our pajamas but right now I'm properly dressed in a T-shirt and sweatpants (new but already loose) so for today I'm all correct and presentable even if not in breeches and tall boots and a white shirt with stock tie. :D

    Hugs, @Alexandra100 and purrs. ^. .^
     
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  15. SaskiaKC

    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Goodnight everyone sleep well
     
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  17. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Expert

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    @SaskiaKC Did you know or did I say before Judith's Aunt and Uncle used to own a stud farm in the Calgary area of Canada.
     
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    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I don't think I knew that. I do remember wanting to visit Calgary when I was a kid because of a book I read that started out near Lethbridge and I think ended up in Calgary.

    I just learned last night that a longtime horsey friend of mine, who I have seen doing very proper dressage in breeches and tall boots on a lovely half-Thoroughbred, after her divorce wanted to meet a cowboy and live on a ranch and raise horses. I told her we should retire to Oregon and meet cowboys.

    But Alberta would be nice too (and I have friends who have friends there).
     
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    Goonergal Type 2 · Moderator
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    Good morning all. It’s a 5.6 for me this morning after a very large, fabulous and carnivorous birthday meal last night. The meat just kept on coming (one of those Brazilian barbecue places) and I doubt I’ll need to eat for a week.
     
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  20. DJC3

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    6.5 for me after a bit too much celebratory chocolate last night I think.
    Happy Birthday @Goonergal
     
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