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

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

  1. PenguinMum

    PenguinMum Type 2 · Expert

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    Morning All. 6.0 after Indian t/a so thats fine. @Estragon there is something about “sticky 6s” I find. I went through weeks or more not seeing a 5 despite eating carefully. It was only when I wore my first Libre cgm two weeks ago that I discovered that it wasnt what I was eating but stress and bad sleep causing bad FBG. good luck everyone here is fighting hard.
     
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  2. nutribolt

    nutribolt Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    This could be a good thing though as it might mean your liver is dumping stored fat reserves. I observed this low 6s and I was as usual fasting so I was perplexed where is the Blood getting this sugar supply from... turns out liver dump is common and does happen and that's one time getting low 6s or even high 6s is OK and you should not stress over it. Stress will be counterproductive you see as stress is what causes cortisol harmone, the other villain in life of us diabetics, to cause havoc and result in spikes.

    So if you are eating all the right things and doing all the right things... relax the numbers will come down shortly and in the meantime let liver detox the body. :)
     
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  3. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Master

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    5.1 from Swipey today - above all averages for 7-90 days but probably not dangerous (yet). @nutribolt you probably know but Libre reads significantly higher just after a shower. @PenguinMum glad Swipey proved useful.
     
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  4. nutribolt

    nutribolt Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes that's true. Although that 4.2 was finger prick. by the looks of it shower in general brings up the reading...though it drops fairly quickly too in like 15 minutes...and the spike is nowhere as dramatic as shown by libre :D ... surprising but I have checked it number of times.
     
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  5. DJC3

    DJC3 Type 2 · Expert

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    5.4 this morning. Salmon for dinner last night, I should eat fish more often.
     
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  6. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Master

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    Good fbg, well done Ma'am . Personally, one of the vanishingly few positives about LC is fish (and avo) salad about 4 days a week.
     
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  7. Estragon

    Estragon · Well-Known Member

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    Breathe OUT ...... and...... RELAX! ;)

    So, this is a known hiccup? Even though I had a 4.1 and 4.4 just last week? Thanks for the reassurance!:)
     
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  8. nutribolt

    nutribolt Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yep thats how it went for me... all good readings in 4s and 5s and all of a sudden week worth of 6s.
     
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  9. Pipp

    Pipp Type 2 · Expert
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    6.1 both yesterday and today.
     
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  10. Mrs T 123

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

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    6.1 for me today - it wiz the salt and chilli chips last night for sure - I know I shouldn't have but I did
     
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  11. hankjam

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

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    5.3
    Just weird dreams, probably brought on by the last episode, ever, of Spiral....
    or a mix of vine and grain....
    Good new walk this afternoon, lovely light in the sky.
    Take care in the new week.
     
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  12. Ryhia

    Ryhia Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    First test 5.8, washed hands again and tested once more 5.2. One of them has to be wrong or is it just the variance of my meter tried - a third time 5.9, - you know what, lets just take the first out of the box. It's a 5.8 for me!
     
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  13. Andydragon

    Andydragon Type 2 · Moderator
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    5.0 today
     
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  14. Estragon

    Estragon · Well-Known Member

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    5.6 - Well, that’s a nice surprise!
     
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  15. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Master

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    @Estragon :woot::woot: Mine was 4.9 on Swipey so high, wide and not at all handsome but surely a rudimentary form of management/control rather than uncontrolled progression? I just need to manage the collateral damage better.
     
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  16. Estragon

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    Hey Guy, thanks for the heart-felt acknowledgment!
     
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  17. karen8967

    karen8967 Type 1 · Expert

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    5.4 for me
     
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  18. Ymdawd

    Ymdawd Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    5.8 this morning.
     
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    ziggy_w Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Good morning all.

    4.6 for me today.
     
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  20. philchap1

    philchap1 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    5.9 for me
     
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