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

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

  1. suzywakeup

    suzywakeup Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    9.1 is a bit of a shock then! At least it came down fairly quickly though ... I've not got a minimum bedtime number, I'm still trying to work out what taking glicazide at bedtime contributes to my liver dump. Maybe I will go back and have a look at those too, thanks :)
     
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  2. poemagraphic

    poemagraphic Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Suzy... Yep a real shocker!
    This site is such a great place to learn... As we are all so different it is good to see how/what others are doing
    Po
     
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  3. geefull

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

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    good morning all :)

    4.4 today
    sun is just peeping through here so let's hope it decides to stay ;)

    Hope your day treats you well :)
     
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  4. poemagraphic

    poemagraphic Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi just wanted to tell you your stats look amazing! Keep on keeping on!
     
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  5. Pipp

    Pipp Type 2 · Moderator
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    Thanks @poemagraphic . I do fast frequently, and don’t bother with early breakfast. So eating eating finishes at 7pm and starts next day with brunch at 1 or 2pm. Works well usually, but occasionally the steroids in necessary daily meds gets the better of me. Sleeping late into the morning helps with fasting but eats into the day.
    This morning, after another restful night’s sleep, I was looking at a much improved 6.4. My fasting readings are always the highest of the day.
     
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  6. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    5.3 this morning.
     
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  7. heavyd

    heavyd Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    8.7 this morning
     
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  8. ziggy_w

    ziggy_w Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hello all. Fasting blood sugars were 5.0 this morning. Have to do some work today to prepare for next week, unfortunately. Happy though that this is not every weekend.

    @poemagraphic -- Thank you so much for your support. As to blood sugar levels at bed time, they are usually pretty much the same as when I get up. As I'm not on any medications, I don't have to worry about hypos during sleep. So, I am not sure how helpful this info would be for someone on insulin and gliclazide. In your place, I would probably also err on the safe side.

    Have a great Sunday all.
     
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  9. davidjb

    davidjb Type 2 · Active Member

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    How many hours between eating and testing constitutes a fasting test? I've given up testing in the morning as I don't see how any test can be worthwhile due to the impact of the 'dawn phenomenon'. When does this kick in ? Is it on waking or on getting up? I have my evening meal about 8 pm and go to bed about 11 pm. I have to go the bathroom every night between 3 am and 4 am and am usually awake 15 minutes before and 30-60 minutes after, and besides I this wake 3 or 4 times more. I get up between 7:30 and 8 and have breakfast about an hour later. Previously I have tested before getting up, after getting up and before breakfast and the readings are always much higher (8 - 10) than at going to bed (6 -7).
     
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  10. jjraak

    jjraak Type 2 · Expert

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    Hi @davidjb

    the fasting scores are the last to come down, many say.

    i'd be guessing, but it seems reasonable, that inside of us is an 'allowance' of what our body thinks our blood sugars SHOULD be and allocates a set amount each morning..early hours apparently, to help us awake and start a new day, after a period of no food...( think cave men needing energy to hunt down food so they didn't starve..bodies pretty good at trying to preserve itself.)

    The body isn't linear, ..as in every action doesn't necessarily have the reaction immediately,
    ( see weight for example..i can starve myself over a number of days, and stay a given weight then eat as normal again, i'd almost give up hope, and THEN weight drops off. ..go figure )

    SO i'd guess , and it is only that, that our bodies are always playing catch up, in judging WHAT amount of glucose to release to give us that kick start each morning.

    And as we lower the inner sugar, our 'Sugar bowl' as dr fung puts it, we prove to the body it's NOT a blip, and our body readjusts it's understanding of WHAT we need, and the readings and thus the DP that our bodies THINK is required, becomes lower.

    Now that is only an educated guess, based on the many i've seen many query same issue as did i, then at some point their fbg starts to go down.

    Now that's not to say it can't go back up, due to illness other meds, and a plethora of 'other' issues that seem to plague us, in our hunt for a better FBG.

    That for me, and i like to THINK i understand an issue, (not always been true ) and i like to keep it simple, and that scenario, like i say makes some sense to me.

    could be wrong, has been known.

    But that's my bets shot, right there.

    the fasting gap as i understood it should be 10+, plenty of time to let the pancreas have a little time off,
    but longer is better.

    I personally try not to eat after 8pm.
    and although i have some nuts each morning, i then won't eat much until 10/11 am if not later..

    My fbg were 8/9 at started in october, a month or so i started seeing 7/6's..and the next month it was all 6's and the odd high 5.
    come january 2019, many more 5's and low mid range ones at that.

    took time out on recent holiday, and fbg's are playing me up.
    low mid 6's most days, but now after a week or 2 back i'm getting a smattering of mid 5's once again.

    carry on doing what your doing, the scores will follow.
     
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  11. ert

    ert Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    5.3 today after two meals yesterday. I contemplated having one meal today but it's the weekend. I had a Thai chicken curry for lunch. Fingers crossed for tomorrow.
     
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    karen8967 Type 1 · Master

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    Goodnight everyone sleep well FB_IMG_1530273734876.jpg
     
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  13. Shas3

    Shas3 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    6.3 this morning. Not too unhappy...
     
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    UserABC2021 Prefer not to say · Well-Known Member

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    A very nice 5.2 today
     
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    karen8967 Type 1 · Master

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    5.5 for me have a good day everyone
     
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  16. Krystyna23040

    Krystyna23040 Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    5.1 this morning. Very happy with this.
     
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  17. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    4.8 this morning.
     
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    ziggy_w Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Good morning all. Long day at work today. Fasting blood sugars were 4.7.

    Have a great day all.
     
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  19. Starfish18

    Starfish18 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    6.5 this morning bit disappointed as was 5.6 before bed. **** dawn strikes again! o_O
     
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  20. suzywakeup

    suzywakeup Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Another 7.3 for me at 5.30 this morning .. gonna go for a swim!
     
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