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

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

  1. Pipp

    Pipp Type 2 · Expert
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    A much improved 5.8 today.
     
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  2. RachelK

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    Not on keto this weekend but that’s how I get fasting BGLs in the 4’s which is why I asked.

    Even on really low carb if it’s not keto ratios I won’t get BGL’s in the 4’s

    I’ll definitely try to easy back into it tomorrow though :)
     
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  3. Ymdawd

    Ymdawd Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Seem to be on a run of 4’s just now. 4.4 on getting up today. I aint complaining though.
     
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    5.6 for me
     
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    Morning All. 6.9 after lie in, Indian t/a and snacking. Today will be much more strict.
     
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    5.5
     
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  7. Andydragon

    Andydragon Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    4.7 today. Have been on Reduced Metformin for just about 2 weeks now with no discernable mpact, so Looking good to remove drugs altogether. Negative for Covid, so just a bit of a sniffle, my partner is positive, so that's a pain
     
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    #55087 Andydragon, Jan 17, 2021 at 9:14 AM
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  8. Ryhia

    Ryhia Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hope your partner feels better soon Andydragon
     
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  9. Estragon

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    6.6 this morning.

    I’ve become aware that my “natural” level is being stuck/plateaued within the Sixes. Has this been other’s experience and if so what have you done to drag your levels down? My target is to get stable within the lower fives and, with the advice from my GP, to reduce my Metformin.

    Question: What is happening with my Endocrine system that this last “squeeze” is being stubbornly, infuriatingly resistant?
     
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  10. Ryhia

    Ryhia Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    6.1 for me this morning.
     
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  11. Ymdawd

    Ymdawd Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    What on earth is wrong with 6.6 ?
     
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    Well, I see “others” here, either on or off Metformin, who’ve achieved level 5 or below and stable. Now, in my way of thinking, or on my “Earth” my plateauing in the 6s can be better. Are you saying I should be content with the Sticky-Sixes and deal with my controls?

    Thank you, Ymdawd, for your rapid reply.
     
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  13. Stillfighting

    Stillfighting Type 2 · Member

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    Hi - I never knew this! I’ll test before and after shower and see what happens. Mine was 6.1 this morning post shower.
    Pleased as I’ve been total rubbish with nutrition over last few months, then lying in bed worrying about it all night. Yet repeating bad food choices next day .
     
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  14. philchap1

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    5.4 today
     
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    Hello all,

    Fbg this morning was 4.6.

    @RachelK -- I'm almost always under 20g of carbs, but don't really worry too much about the other macros -- so not very strict keto. Do you also focus on fat and protein? Other than food, I find that exercise makes a difference (at a minimum every other day). Also, a light dinner and a light midnight snack seem to help.

    @Estragon -- I agree with @Ymdawd, fbg levels 6s seem to be fine. Based on the research, I've read (based on the bloodsugar101 website) somewhat higher fasting levels don't seem to be associated with damage while wildly variable levels with large spikes (even for non-diabetics) appear to be much worse.

    @Andydragon -- Hugs to you and your partner. Keeping my fingers crossed that your partner recovers soon and that you won't catch it.
     
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    Do you actually have nothing at all to eat ?
     
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    DJC3 Type 2 · Expert

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    That is a really encouraging thing to read, thank you very much. I’ve been struggling for ages with FBGs in 6s even though I used to get 5s and the odd 4. Nothing seems to bring it down these days so I’m very reassured by your post.
    To stay on topic I had 5.4 today as I was up much earlier than usual; in time to watch the sunrise while swimming in the sea at Porthpean beach.
     
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  18. mojo37

    mojo37 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    A nice surprise reading of 6.9 this am
     
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  19. Estragon

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    I did not read/understand from @Ymdawd that 6s were fine? However, your own results, which are brilliant, is something I can only dream/strive for. Also I’m on 2mg of Metformin per day, which I’d like to ween myself off.
     
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