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

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

  1. nutribolt

    nutribolt Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Why Fasting?
    It depends on what diet one is following. I have been following what is called Low Carbs High Fat (LCHF) with ADF 4:3 (Alternate Day Fasting) which means i eat one day and I water fast for one day and so in a week i eat 4 days and fast 3 days hence the 4:3. There are other variations on the duration of fasting but this one works for me.

    The low Carb High Fat diet with almost keto level goals in my case means on the day I am eating I try and limit my carb intake to a maximum of 30g. The advantages of fasting are numerous but if you are interested in the topic I would highly recommend reading the book "The Diabetes Code" from Dr. Jason Fung. If you are looking for evidence of benefits, I can vouch that it does work atleast for me - see my signature for the weight loss and how quickly it helped me to move for extremely high doses of medication to zero medication and if the current readings are anything to go by then I am quite possibly on my road to remission.. fingers crossed - :)

    Did you really not eat for 60 hours:
    Well yes, I really did not eat anything for 60 hours and 45 minutes to be precise. This is not as part of my original ADF approach but I did want to move my fasting day to the odd date of the month as two even dates within this month are birthdays (my daughter's and mine) in our house and I wanted to be able to eat on those dates and completing a 60 hours fasting allowed me to do just that.

    thought this wasn’t a good idea (especially if taking medication):
    You are right fasting on medication must be done under advisement from your medical team which is what I did when I first started on this diet. I informed the diabetes team of my local surgery but before I did that I actually prepared with proof that I know what I am getting into. I did this by following just the LCHF without fasting and capturing the improvements on CGM (Continuous Glucose Monitoring) using Freestyle Libre. Then I took those results to the diabetes team and explained that I want to take this improvement to next level and will be proceeding with Intermittent Fasting. They had concerns but seeing that they were unable to help in lowering my blood sugars in last 10 years and knowing that I have no vices and have always followed their advice they agreed with the experiment.

    So when I started fasting I was still taking a dose of Jardiance but soon enough it was evident that medication might actually result in lower blood sugars risking hypo so I again informed surgery that I will be stopping medication and see how it goes. Lo and behold I have now been off medication and have been getting BG reading in green zone since 19/10/2020.

    Bottom line though - please do keep your doctor informed and read a lot and try to understand how your body is responding to LCHF before you take it to fasting... and bear in mind that every person and body will react differently so record every activity and improvise as you identify what works and what doesn't.

    Hope this helps.:):)
     
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  2. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    4.9 this morning.
     
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  3. Mrs T 123

    Mrs T 123 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    5.4 @10.45am - got to sleep later last night (despite being up from 4.30am and not getting to sleep until after 11pm) so got up later today:)
     
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  4. Pipp

    Pipp Type 2 · Expert
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    6.2 at 8:05 today, though I perhaps could have a different reading if I had thought to check at 3am when I was pacing about trying to relieve the cramp in my feet and legs.
    I found crunching a few grains of sea salt worked after about half anhour. No sure if that gas an6 affect on BG level.

    edit : it certainly had adverse effect on my typing. I think that last sentence more amusing than intended, which was ‘Not sure if that has an effect on BG level’.
    :hilarious:
     
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  5. Lollilong

    Lollilong LADA · Newbie

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    My morning bloods are completely out of control - 16.5 this morning. I'm wondering if my insulin isn't working. Is that possible?
     
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  6. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hi,

    Welcome to the forum.

    Your question might be better given it's own topic with a little more information regarding your prescribed diabetes medication, to receive appropriate advice..
     
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  7. SaskiaKC

    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Expert

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    I would call your doctor and ask them.
     
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  8. SaskiaKC

    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Expert

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    I think I'm gonna like my new meter. This morning it gave me a 6.6, whereas my old meter gave me a 9.2, which I thought could not possibly be right. So I tried again, with a new lancet and a different finger, and got an 8.1 on the old meter and a 6.8 on the new.
    I logged them all and may do some more comparisons from time to time.
     
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  9. hankjam

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

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    I feel your pain.
    For cramps..... I take a loaded teaspoon of Marmite..... hmmmmm....
     
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  10. Ymdawd

    Ymdawd Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I would ask to speak to the diabetic nurse at the practice. Especially if they are diabetic themselves they will have more of a clue.

    Alternatively phone the diabetic clinic at the local hospital. They are the diabetic specialists who would be most likely able to help. Or ask your surgery to refer you to the hospital. Then most likely you will have a long long wait before you get there. I had to wait almost a year before i was referred to the hospital clinic for insulin initiation.
     
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  11. Ymdawd

    Ymdawd Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Its called work related stress. Does not only affect BG it also affects BP too.
     
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  12. notepadplusplus

    notepadplusplus Other · Well-Known Member

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    4.7 :)

    Got another HbA1c tomorrow (and a COVID lateral flow test before I go back home).

    (Diagnosed) Sept 2020: 93
    Oct 2020: 61

    Let's hope it drops even further this time round!
     
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  13. MrsA2

    MrsA2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    4.9 for me. Rarely under 5 so only reporting when I am. Makes me happy for the rest of the day
     
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  14. Pipp

    Pipp Type 2 · Expert
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    Thank you. Not sure if the Marmite cure would work due to the salt, or the B vitamins, but why would one care if it brings relief? I will bear it in mind and have a jar by the bed, just in case. I love the stuff, but not sure I could cope with a full teaspoon. Desperation will lead me to try if it happens again.
    Have had a stressful few weeks, so hoping that is causing the cramps.
    A word of caution to myself, though... Not something to ignore if it continues. Especially as I have had none of my routine blood tests or diabetes review this year.
     
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  15. hankjam

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

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    I wish you well for that when it happens. When ever I have mentioned cramps to my GP it sort of goes in one ear and out the other.
    I did wonder about statins but I stopped taking them sometime ago. The other thing, for me, is drinking too much and washing out my salts...
    Bad at night but can happen anytime, with locked toes....
     
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  16. hankjam

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

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  17. karen8967

    karen8967 Type 1 · Expert

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    5.9 for me
     
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  18. Andydragon

    Andydragon Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    4.2 this morning
     
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  19. Rhys D

    Rhys D · Newbie

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    Hi everyone I’m new to this 8.2 this morning. I seem to move between 6-10 for some reason ?!!
     
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  20. PenguinMum

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    Morning All. 6.0 again but I slept in later again so thats fine. @ziggy_w thanks. @SaskiaKC I like your new meter too much more friendly than the old one!
     
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