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

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

  1. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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  2. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    4.1 this morning.
     
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  3. Debandez

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

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    5.0 today coming from spending time with our beautiful grandchildren. Sleep over. Lots of cuddles. And Eurovision the story of Firesaga (Netflix). Highly recommended.

    Happy Sunday to all.
     
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  4. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    Woah. Where did my Saturday go?:angelic:
     
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    I think we are all losing track of the days of late I know I am. :)
     
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    ert Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    5.0 this morning. Higher and safer after eating dinner last night. Don't like waking to low 4's. Have a great day.
     
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  7. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    Nice start to the weekend for you. Must be a nightmare for T1 trying to balance insulin, food and exercise. Your morning numbers and latest A1c suggest you do this well. Like the way you roll fwiw.
     
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    3.5 today. I confess I had an extra long lie in this morning and arose at 10am. Is it normal to have such a dip? It's not like I missed breakfast because I don't normally eat until lunchtime.
     
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    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    Scroll back through this thread and you will soon realise normal is so last year. Roller coaster is the new way for you young 'un.
     
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    ert Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    It's a lovely normal blood sugar reading. Well done.

    Physiologically, as you're not on insulin or sulphonylureas, it's likely to be 3.9 mmol/L or higher due to the meter accuracy being at least plus or minus 0.5 mmol/L. (Unless you've just collapsed at the end of a marathon.)
     
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    Mrs T 123 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    6.9 this morning - didn't sleep too well last night
     
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    Don't forget the 15% can be either way so it could equally have been as low as 2.975 and as 3.9 or below can be defined as hypoglycemic it depends on how you feel if you feel OK then that's probably alright I for one don't feel well at that level and would probably treat it as a hypo and have some carbs to bring it back up but I tend to spend a lot of time on that roller coaster @ianpspurs mentioned.
     
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  13. ert

    ert Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Only if you're on insulin or sulphonylureas. Homeostasis is maintained in a normal person at 3.9 or above by a glucagon response.
     
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    #51913 ert, Jul 11, 2020 at 1:13 PM
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    Have been missing in action, but today was 5.7
     
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    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Expert

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    7.3 this morning. @ianpspurs Along with Brother Cadfael and Sister Eleanor I would like to wish Saint Benedict a joyous festival.
     
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    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    I am on neither and have been as low as 2.2 3.9 or lower is the level which hypoglycemia is diagnosed medically and that is not my opinion it is the medical professions

    " Hypoglycemia is detected by measuring blood sugar levels with a glucose meter. Any blood glucose level below 4.0 mmol/L indicates that the individual has hypoglycemia. Urine tests do not detect hypoglycemia"

    https://www.diabetes.co.uk/Diabetes-and-Hypoglycaemia.html#:~:text=Hypoglycemia is when blood glucose,type of tablets called sulfonylureas.
     
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  18. SaskiaKC

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    A good plan, I agree.
    Now I know why Cadfael never mentions the drink even for medicinal purposes.
    Is Burnley back in the Premier League this season I wonder? I noticed Sheffield United playing today. Stands looked empty.
    I wonder how Benedictine would affect my blood sugars?
     
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  19. ert

    ert Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Your profile says T3E drug-induced? There are other reasons for no glucagon response. It's still rare.

    This is a good article outlining other rare causes of hypoglycemia (blood sugars below 3.9) without insulin such as medications for kidney failure, excessive alcohol drinking without eating, some critical illnesses such as severe hepatitis, long term anorexia nervosa, rare tumour of the pancreas, pituitary tumour disorders.
    https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hypoglycemia/symptoms-causes/syc-20373685
    I was guessing not the average person posting here. More likely to be a glucometer meter accuracy range.
     
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    #51919 ert, Jul 11, 2020 at 7:22 PM
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  20. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Expert

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    Burnley are in the Premier League and stands are empty due to covid.
     
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