1. Get the Diabetes Forum App for your phone - available on iOS and Android.
    Dismiss Notice
  2. Guest, we'd love to know what you think about the forum! Take the Diabetes Forum Survey 2021 »
    Dismiss Notice
  3. Diabetes Forum should not be used in an emergency and does not replace your healthcare professional relationship. Posts can be seen by the public.
    Dismiss Notice
  4. Guest, stay home, stay safe, save the NHS. Stay up to date with information about keeping yourself and people around you safe here and GOV.UK: Coronavirus (COVID-19). Think you have symptoms? NHS 111 service is available here.
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Find support, ask questions and share your experiences. Join the community »

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

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

  1. karen8967

    karen8967 Type 1 · Expert

    Messages:
    9,646
    Likes Received:
    27,168
    Trophy Points:
    198
    5.3 for me
     
    • Like Like x 4
    • Winner Winner x 4
  2. josiejones

    josiejones Type 2 · Newbie

    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    21
    Hi, i was only diagnosed last week with Type 2, im struggling with the whole thing!!! i test my bloods first thing in the morning and its always around 10.5-11.1. how can i reduce this? not sure what i should be doing first thing in the mornings/
     
    • Hug Hug x 7
    • Like Like x 1
  3. philchap1

    philchap1 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,730
    Likes Received:
    13,828
    Trophy Points:
    158
    4.7 today
     
    • Winner Winner x 5
    • Like Like x 2
  4. Ryhia

    Ryhia Type 2 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,054
    Likes Received:
    5,348
    Trophy Points:
    198
    5.6 this morning, its cholesterol blood test day so I was expecting bloods to be really high as I am full of stress. Didn't feel as if I slept at all last night and was counting down the hours until I could get up. Used my own tester this morning and it's not going to be good news on the results side if that's anything to go by, but it is what it is I'm not going to be paranoid.
     
    • Hug Hug x 4
    • Winner Winner x 1
  5. DJC3

    DJC3 Type 2 · Expert

    Messages:
    8,693
    Likes Received:
    22,001
    Trophy Points:
    198
    Hi and welcome! It’s such a shock at the beginning isn’t it? But don’t worry, lots of good advice on the forum. Reducing/ cutting out sugar and processed carbs will help. You obviously have a meter so measure before and 2 hr after meals to see what effect each meal has ( aim for less than 2 mmol increase) Read around the site to pick up more info and don’t expect your fbg to drop immediately, it often takes longer than the rest of the day’s bg to come down. Good luck, you’ve made a great start by checking in here.
     
    • Agree Agree x 5
    • Friendly Friendly x 1
  6. DJC3

    DJC3 Type 2 · Expert

    Messages:
    8,693
    Likes Received:
    22,001
    Trophy Points:
    198
    Good luck with the cholesterol test today @Ryhia still a good fbg in spite of the stress.
    Today I was really cheesed off to see a 6.6 this morning. I had a Deliciously Guilt Free cake (1.3g carbs) while watching GBBO last night. Haven’t had one for a few days and BGs have been good. The evidence really is pointing at those cakes. What a pain, I have a freezer full of them!
     
    • Hug Hug x 5
    • Friendly Friendly x 1
  7. ert

    ert Type 1 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,187
    Likes Received:
    2,803
    Trophy Points:
    198
    5.2 this morning. Have a great day.
     
    • Winner Winner x 4
    • Like Like x 3
  8. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Master

    Messages:
    11,497
    Likes Received:
    22,586
    Trophy Points:
    298
    It was the GBBO what done it.;)
     
    • Funny Funny x 4
    • Like Like x 1
    • Friendly Friendly x 1
  9. notepadplusplus

    notepadplusplus Other · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    58
    Likes Received:
    209
    Trophy Points:
    73
    4.2 :) :)
     
    • Winner Winner x 4
    • Like Like x 3
  10. Ryhia

    Ryhia Type 2 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,054
    Likes Received:
    5,348
    Trophy Points:
    198
    Thanks for the good wishes apparently it will take a while for the tests to come back as it also included an ApoB test. Its sad that it looks as if your Deliciously Guilt Free cake may have caused the highs. Perhaps you need to leave them for a couple of days and then try again, just to prove things. One of these days I will try the low fibre bread again but I want my equilibrium back first
     
    • Hug Hug x 4
    • Like Like x 3
  11. DJC3

    DJC3 Type 2 · Expert

    Messages:
    8,693
    Likes Received:
    22,001
    Trophy Points:
    198
    Maybe it’s a good job it’s finished now :(
     
    • Funny Funny x 3
    • Friendly Friendly x 3
  12. Pipp

    Pipp Type 2 · Expert
    Retired Moderator

    Messages:
    8,222
    Likes Received:
    13,914
    Trophy Points:
    198
    6.3.
    Must be due to all the plates I am spinning, as I juggle with soup.

    Hope everyone is doing ok.
     
    • Like Like x 6
    • Winner Winner x 1
  13. mojo37

    mojo37 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,729
    Likes Received:
    5,007
    Trophy Points:
    178
    7.3 this am better than the 9 of yesterday
     
    • Like Like x 4
    • Winner Winner x 2
  14. ziggy_w

    ziggy_w Type 2 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,966
    Likes Received:
    8,530
    Trophy Points:
    198
    Hello all,

    A bit late posting today as I had an early morning at work (at a late night preparing for it).

    Fasting blood glucose was 5.0.

    @Ryhia -- Keeping my fingers crossed for your blood tests.
    @DJC3 -- Still hoping it won't turn out to be the DGF cakes. This really would be a bummer.
    @josiejones -- Welcome to the forum. It takes some time to lower blood sugars, most likely this won't happen overnight. Have a read around the forum and ask questions you may have. For most of us T2s looking at lowering our carbohydrate intake has really been helpful.
     
    • Like Like x 4
    • Winner Winner x 3
    • Friendly Friendly x 1
  15. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Master

    Messages:
    11,497
    Likes Received:
    22,586
    Trophy Points:
    298
    4.9 this morning.
     
    • Winner Winner x 4
    • Like Like x 2
  16. Andydragon

    Andydragon Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
    Staff Member

    Messages:
    2,407
    Likes Received:
    3,214
    Trophy Points:
    198
    4.7 today
     
    • Winner Winner x 4
    • Like Like x 1
  17. mojo37

    mojo37 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,729
    Likes Received:
    5,007
    Trophy Points:
    178
    8.5 late meal short sleep that would have been better the other way round :rolleyes:
     
    • Hug Hug x 5
  18. DJC3

    DJC3 Type 2 · Expert

    Messages:
    8,693
    Likes Received:
    22,001
    Trophy Points:
    198
    Morning all 5.5 very early this morning. I’m sure it’s a lot higher now but I’m not going to look.
     
    • Like Like x 4
    • Winner Winner x 3
  19. PenguinMum

    PenguinMum Type 2 · Expert

    Messages:
    5,529
    Likes Received:
    15,942
    Trophy Points:
    198
    Morning All. 6.5 hmmm not funny. @DJC3 great recovery. I’ve heard some say that just looking at cake puts weight on so maybe that also applies to BG.
     
    • Like Like x 4
    • Hug Hug x 3
    • Funny Funny x 1
  20. karen8967

    karen8967 Type 1 · Expert

    Messages:
    9,646
    Likes Received:
    27,168
    Trophy Points:
    198
    5.7 for me
     
    • Like Like x 5
    • Winner Winner x 3
  • Meet the Community

    Find support, connect with others, ask questions and share your experiences with people with diabetes, their carers and family.

    Did you know: 7 out of 10 people improve their understanding of diabetes within 6 months of being a Diabetes Forum member. Get the Diabetes Forum App and stay connected on iOS and Android

    Grab the app!
  • Tweet with us

  • Like us on Facebook