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

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

  1. GrannyAnnie

    GrannyAnnie Type 2 · Active Member

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    I woke up at 6.50 this morning and was 4.4. Went back to sleep. Woke again at 9.10am (had a very late night!) and was 4.8 !! Why the heck had it gone up???
     
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  2. Dan87

    Dan87 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    This happens to me during naps, I think it's the body's 'fight or flight' syndrome kicking in when your level is fairly low - when the body produces cortisol, blood sugars increase. The other thing is that being sedentary can cause small increases, e.g sometimes when I sit at my desk for hours at work, my level goes up a little without me doing anything.

    5.1 this morning myself.
     
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  3. 4ratbags

    4ratbags Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Morning FBG 6.8
     
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  4. Clivethedrive

    Clivethedrive Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Its Yer liver...generously gives out glucose know as the dawn phenomenon
     
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  5. Wil burn

    Wil burn Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Someone added something earlier re their height and it's something I hadn't thought about. But being tall does affect BP and heartrate and having longer muscle bellies would probably need more energy to use them than someone of a lower height. Taller people do burn energy a lot quicker. The guy said he was 2mtrs tall that's about 6'7" ish. I think he may have a point. But I'm no expert as obviously you must be. That's why I opened the question.
     
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  6. ickleowl

    ickleowl Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi. My husband kindly wakes me each morning by checking my BS. I'm usually either 4. something or 6. something, depending on what time I go to bed. Today was 4.5 - I actually made it to bed before midnight! (I have chronic pains in my legs, which keep me up until the morphine kicks in!)

    See you tomorrow?!
     
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  7. Prem51

    Prem51 Type 2 · Expert

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    I'm no expert, just wondered how height could affect BP. I understand why it would be related to BMI.
     
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    roslynfarm Type 2 · Member

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  9. roslynfarm

    roslynfarm Type 2 · Member

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    5.3 thism orning. I don't know if I am blogging correctly. My mode of operation is to see a reply button and click.
     
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  10. Wil burn

    Wil burn Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    If you're not tall you would never have had the low BP when standing up and nearly falling over reaction. Not nice for us tallies.
     
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  11. Perro

    Perro Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Good morning all. FBG 5.8 @ 0700 today.
     
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  12. MidnightStar

    MidnightStar Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    8.6 today
     
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  13. PatsyB

    PatsyB Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    10.4 shakes head....ate late due to a low level...insulin i am not keen on in the evenings grrr
     
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  14. desseardo

    desseardo Type 2 · Member

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    Good morning. Mine was 5.6 at 7.32am. Forgot to take my 40mg gliclazide tablet last night. Oops.
     
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  15. MARGAR

    MARGAR Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    6.3 @ 6.40a.m. 6/2/16
     
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  16. Prem51

    Prem51 Type 2 · Expert

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    If you use the reply button under a post you are replying to that post.
    If you want to add a post to the thread go to the last post on the thread and use the 'Write your Reply' box under the last post.
     
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  17. Prem51

    Prem51 Type 2 · Expert

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    OK I can understand that. I still don't understand how it would affect BS levels though. As someone who is vertically challenged, it seems to me that the few diabetics I know, or saw on the DESMOND course, are not that tall. All were around 5'6".
    I would have thought that being shorter would generally mean being more likely to have a higher BMI and therefore a higher tendency to becoming diabetic, though I know that diabetes isn't necessarily related to being overweight.
     
  18. philchap1

    philchap1 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    4.6 at 8.15am, morning everyone
     
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  19. Prem51

    Prem51 Type 2 · Expert

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    Good morning all! 6.4 at 0830 today - better!
     
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  20. Wil burn

    Wil burn Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    5.8 this morning. Still have a bit of a cold too. :cool::cool:
     
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