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

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

  1. HarryBeau

    HarryBeau Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I take Warfarin (indefinitely) Jim...every time I change medication whether stopping or starting it my INR levels change dramatically...it happened with the BP meds...when I ditched the 2nd dose of Metformin...so I'm waiting for them to be stable for at least three consecutive appointments...going to the anti coagulant clinic weekly atm...once I get those appointments extended the last Metformin will go.
     
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  2. Jim Lahey

    Jim Lahey I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Will you be having your pupils dilated? I hate that. Totally messes up my focussing and is extremely painful when you go outside.

    Coincidentally I’m at the opticians later today for a regular yearly exam. Best of luck to us both!
     
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  3. HarryBeau

    HarryBeau Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    No...don't want snow here...yellow or otherwise.
     
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  4. OrsonKartt

    OrsonKartt Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks . Its just a fancy photo but it will show if the life style I've been leading for the last year has been OK. I'm quietly confident...
     
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  5. OrsonKartt

    OrsonKartt Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    The drops do that. Last year I cycled as driving isn't a good idea. This morning I find myself with a puncture so I'm walking... a few more steps in my day won't hurt..
     
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  6. dunelm

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

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    I always get to wear dark glasses, a hoodie and have a driver (Mrs Miggins) pick me up. Sort of, rock star for the wrong reasons experience.
     
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  7. Jim Lahey

    Jim Lahey I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Perhaps you tolerate it better than I do. I am a bit of a wimp though. I can barely walk outside without a full-face welding mask after having my pupils dilated, never mind ride a bike. It’s a stunningly clear sunny today in my hunting grounds...thankfully it’s just a regular opticians appointment so there should be no reason for any drops...assuming all is well, of course.

    It’s the very same optician who picked up my retinopathy almost exactly two years ago, leading to my diagnosis. My goodness what a journey it’s been since then! :hilarious:
     
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  8. OrsonKartt

    OrsonKartt Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Ok I will take sunglasses then :) it is lovely and bright here on the east coast - A mite nippy mind...
     
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  9. Roulis

    Roulis Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Morning all. 5.9 for me first thing (well, after couple of sips from a cup of tea..) I had 1 pint of my favored bitter at lunch time yesterday! I haven't had a beer since my diagnoses back in October 2018. I went to my local club to renew my subscription, had a chat with some of the locals, and thought to my self.. Lets try one! Marstons Bitter is/was my favorite drink. I used to be a regular consumer of the stuff (since diagnosed, I have only been drinking small amounts of wine and the occasional class of whisky). So, I tested my self prior to the beer, measured at 5.5. 1 hour after the beer, tested again, 6.8, 2 hours after the beer I was back to to early 5s. I think a pint or 2 every blue moon so to speak wouldn't do any harm.. If anything.. I thoroughly enjoyed every sip of it! You all have a good day!
     
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  10. Freema

    Freema Type 2 · Expert

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    7.0 at 11:45. Going the wrong direction for me
     
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  11. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Expert

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    A good idea I always take sunglasses when having eyes tested. Mind you being somewhat photo sensitive I tend to wear shades on even dull days get some funny looks.
     
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  12. jjraak

    jjraak Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    i'll just leave this here LINK...;)

    A puncture on a car...inconvenient, but just swap wheels and your good to go, in minutes
    on a bike..your dead in the water, unless you got skills or are happy to await the AA.

    Used for many years...not had issue since...:)

    oh, and for my first diabetic eye test one...i was expecting worse,
    but with sunnies on...i felt great :D...a tad blurry, but that passed after a while..(did sting mind :bigtears:)
     
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    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    Probably caused by people being ****ed off:angelic:
     
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  14. Jim Lahey

    Jim Lahey I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    That is awesome but I’m going to be the party pooper and suggest that you be very careful how you interpret that data. Been there dozens of times with various other examples of stuff I thought I was now able to do in moderation. Once in a blue moon is fine until it starts creeping up and before can say “diabetes” you’re back where you started. That has been my experience at least. You seem like you have your head screwed on...just a cautionary tale :)
     
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  15. Emma_369

    Emma_369 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Hope you get the leak sorted once and for all!
     
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  16. dunelm

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

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    I have something similar in my motorcycle tyres. It can really mess up your rims but I have spokes on both my bikes so it’s inside the inner tubes.
    Bonus - lots of mess and fun with the grandkids when changing the tyres.
     
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    Ziggy2017 Type 3 · Well-Known Member

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    Morning all 4.9 today
     
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  18. rhubarb73

    rhubarb73 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    5.9 this morning - which is an OK way to start the week. Had a lovely weekend celebrating Mrs R's birthday. Lots of lovely grub, and some wine too. But the fun is over and back to work. Hey ho - another week commences
     
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  19. OrsonKartt

    OrsonKartt Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Puncture on the bike, I'll get round to fixing it when my eyes regain focus and I loose this " just got out of a spaceship" feeling...
     
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  20. HarryBeau

    HarryBeau Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I am absolutely dismayed...some of you will be aware of the issues I had with my surgery this week trying to ascertain whether I need to see my GP for my rising blood pressure...I spoke with three members of staff who were less than helpful...all insisted my GP's letter had been sent on the 21st of Janaury...finally after I persevered I was emailed a copy of my GP's letter on Wednesday...this morning a full week after it was written the letter arrived...the envelope was post marked the 24th a full three days after the misleading information I was given (above)...I've emailed the practice manager asking for an explanation...can't wait to hear what she says.
     
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