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

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

  1. annabell1

    annabell1 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    This is interesting as my trig is always in the recommended range and my drs are amazed by it yet they still look at my whole cholesterol and always tries to get me to go back on statins I think Dr Assem Malhorta a cardiologist has been trying to get clinical trails on statins but not sure if started etc due to the pandemic.
     
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    Andydragon Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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  3. Estragon

    Estragon · Well-Known Member

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    7.2 - I’m not getting the same control during these cold days and broken sleep patterns. I’m learning to be easier on myself and recognise each day just where I’ve come from.
     
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    karen8967 Type 1 · Expert

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    5.2 for me
     
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    Morning All. A disappointing 6.6 after a good sleep and LC food. But must go on, hugs to @Estragon we can only keep trying and you are so right.
     
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    Ymdawd Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    5.8 today
     
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    Good morning all. Doing much better today, less stressed, yeah!

    Fbg 4.6.

    @annabell1 -- Great fasting levels, well done.
     
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    ert Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    6.7 this morning. I ate a snack at midnight, which I didn't want to dose for.
     
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  9. Estragon

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    Thanks PM! - This time last year I was on a Roller Coaster, now the variations are vastly dampened, and have resulted from additional factors that I KNOW I can and will improve on. Come this afternoon I’ll be back within range. Definitely taking the HUG!
     
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  10. Mrs T 123

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

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    5.2 for me today
     
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    Ryhia Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Well had a bit of a rough night last night. Woke up to a 6.4 which could have been the poor sleep. maybe over indulged on the brazil nuts the night before or more likely a little bit of stress associated with going for my Covid vaccination this morning. All went well though, painless and apart from an initial tingling, arm not aching. Hope it stays that way. Cheers folks.
     
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    It was 5.8 this morning.

    Then at 9.40 AM I had an appointment at surgery for HbA1c and the stress must be getting to me as at the time when my blood sample was being taken xdrip was showing a reading of 7.6. It did come down to 6.9 fairly quickly but has been stuck in 6.x ever since. I even checked with another finger prick test just now, and bizarrely it matched with tomato and xdrip exactly and showed a 6.5.

    I guess it was just nerves really and hopefully in next few days when HbA1c results will come they will be good but now all I can do is wait and hope I don't get stressed about it. It frustrates me that this stress business is so out of my control. I don't want to be stressed, and I certainly did not feel stressed when the blood sample was being taken, but blood glucose readings suggest I was.

    Have a lovely rest of the day all.
     
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  14. Estragon

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    And just as a postscript to this morning 7.2, I got a 5.3 this afternoon. So something is working in me during the day.
     
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    So am I.
     
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    7.4 this morning after sleeping in very late.

    5.7 yesterday evening after skipping lunch.
     
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    My FBS is usually between 6.5 and 7.2 though mostly well under 7?. I take Metformin 500mg with dinner.My hbaic late January was 54.
    Re the FBS readings too high in these circumstances ?
     
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    Good morning today BSL is 5.9
     
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  20. annabell1

    annabell1 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm hoping when summer finishes I'm not as tempted
     
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