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

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

  1. mojo37

    mojo37 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    A better result this morning with a 6.8 I seem to be hovering ( nearly put hoovering then mind u that would be nice if you could "hoover up extra blood sugar "lol ) between high 6's and low 7's which isn't brilliant but it's an improvement on the 8's and 9's that I was having .
     
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  2. ert

    ert Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    5.0 today. Bracing myself for the storm that’s about to batter our small island Have a great day everyone.
     
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  3. Pipp

    Pipp Type 2 · Expert
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    Hi @ryhopian
    I don't think I is derailing, as we are discussing fasting levels and what affects them.
    I am away from home at the moment and don't have access to my detailed data, but 8 years ago I used meal replacement products after trying for 6 years to follow the NHS advice Eatwell plate to lose weight and get T2 controlled, with no success. I was severely obese and getting worse. Fasting BG was often 8.0 to 9.0, and 2 hours post prandial was higher, sometimes double figures. My fasting levels dropped to 5 or below within days of starting the Total food replacement. I also lost a lot of weight.
    I always suggest that anyone thinking of following the Newcastle diet method should first of all read the research papers. Also plan and get support. Most important to have follow on eating plan, too.

    Oops, almost forgot, this morning fasting level 6.5.
     
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  4. Ryhia

    Ryhia Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Think I forgot to post my FBG this morning, which was 5.7.
     
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  5. Barba_Rossa

    Barba_Rossa Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    A nice round 5.0 for me this morning. Also a 0.5kg drop in weight after a couple of days with no movement on the scales (yes I’m one of those daily weighers - sorry not sorry!)

    Have a great Sunday everyone.
     
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    #48085 Barba_Rossa, Aug 11, 2019 at 6:52 AM
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  6. karen8967

    karen8967 Type 1 · Expert

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    5.6 for me enjoy whats left of the weekend
     
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  7. OldButBold

    OldButBold Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    6.8 today :(
     
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  8. ert

    ert Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    5.0 again for me today. It's rather cool outside this morning since the overnight rain. Have a great day everyone.
     
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  9. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Expert

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    4.5 this morning.

    HR 54 Bpm BP 95/61
     
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  10. mojo37

    mojo37 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    7 this morning and did have a takeaway in work last night so not too bad
     
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  11. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    That all looks like an exemplary set of vital signs to a non expert. Quite enviable.
     
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  12. Ryhia

    Ryhia Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi, Thanks for getting back to me.

    I too followed the Eatwell plate, for years as I fit some criteria for having a pre-dispensation for diabetes. Didn't work.

    The 800 cals a day diet I did enabled me to lose weight but in my stupidity I was trying to do low carb and low fat, I was also walking on an airwalker for an hour a day. Stupid but keen. Got into difficulties and doc reckoned I had gone into starvation mode as with the exercising doc reckoned I was only getting about 500 cals. Was told to up calorie intake but felt so weak and heart doing all sorts of strange things, abandoned the low cal diet and shifted to low carb/high fat. Still trying to get my energy back. Low carb, practically keto has worked well for me although I don't think I will ever get down to the numbers some people see. What I find difficult is that there are a few things that concern me about the diet, I do not know whether I am getting sufficient nutrients, or what supplements I should be taking, if any. Losing weight is also hit or miss and not in my control, so I did wonder whether to go back to my comfort zone with a couple of weeks of shakes where I know I would get the sufficient nutrients and hopefully continue losing weight. The downside is I don't know what it will do as I may be in ketosis, nor what would happen to my blood sugars bearing in mind the contents of some of these drinks. It was good to note that the shakes brought your blood sugars down. I am still considering. Thanks for sharing.
     
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  13. Ryhia

    Ryhia Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    5.7 at 08:02
     
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  14. Pipp

    Pipp Type 2 · Expert
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    @ryhopian, I would be very wary if I had had such a bad experience.
    Interestingly for me, I recently queried with manufacturers of one brand of meal replacements as to why their nutrition bars had increased in size and calorie load. They told me it was due to European legislation, but didn’t specify what that was. I think it could be that previously people were using 3 meal replacements a day with total calorie intake of 600 calories.
     
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    Pipp Type 2 · Expert
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    6:00 am 7.5. Back to sleep. 8:00am 6.5.
     
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  16. philchap1

    philchap1 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    4.6 for me.
     
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    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    Gave a like but slightly wary it may be on the low side for T1. Hope all is OK.
     
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    Ryhia Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    OldButBold Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    6.1 this morning
     
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  20. karen8967

    karen8967 Type 1 · Expert

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    5.5 for me have a good day everyone
     
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