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

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

  1. CotswoldsBloke

    CotswoldsBloke Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    4.7 yesterday and 4.0 today. Still waiting for my HBA1C results from last week’s test.

    Also, 5 Stone now lost! Get in :)
     
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  2. karen8967

    karen8967 Type 1 · Expert

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    Well done thats brilliant
     
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  3. karen8967

    karen8967 Type 1 · Expert

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    5.6 for me
     
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  4. DJC3

    DJC3 Type 2 · Expert

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    6.1 finger prick (4.6 Libre but that’s always a lot lower first thing in the morning)
    How are other 2nd vaxxers feeling? I’ve been very lethargic for a few days: can’t quite put my finger on it, I just don’t seem to have any energy.
    @CotswoldsBloke that’s a stunning weight loss, well done!
     
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  5. Andydragon

    Andydragon Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    5.2 today
     
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  6. Estragon

    Estragon · Well-Known Member

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    7.2 - I really don’t know why I bother? - OK, I’ve knocked of a further 3 points from my HbA1c, which is why I’m bothering, but really? Give me a break with this rubbish diet..... moan, mumble, moan, mumble.....
     
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  7. Ryhia

    Ryhia Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Remember in Jan you were hoping to get into the high 4s and you achieved that in March with the 49 and considering you had Covid in between. That's a great result in my opinion. Definitely worth continuing.
     
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  8. PenguinMum

    PenguinMum Type 2 · Expert

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    Morning All. 6.3 so the happy 5s was a brief event. @Estragon hugs for the challenge never easy but all we have. We all get fed up sometimes.
    Hugs @DJC and any other second vaxxers feeling the effects.
     
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  9. Estragon

    Estragon · Well-Known Member

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    @PenguinMum & @Ryhia thank you so much for your support, I really was hoping for a more sustained lower 6s. Must be the serious of lousy nights. Getting “successful” daily numbers against my diet is my own way of dealing with this disease.
     
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  10. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 (in remission!) · Master

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    Amazing weight loss and fbg @CotswoldsBloke. @Estragon knocking 3 points off the A1c is what this is all about. I agree it is best not to dwell on the food choices required, for a whole host of reasons. @DJC3 hugs for the power failure. makes me apprehensive for next Tuesday. A dastardly 5.2 on Swipey for me. Shudder to think what Stabbo might be but this process is hideous enough without further discouragement.
     
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  11. PenguinMum

    PenguinMum Type 2 · Expert

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    I empathise completely with that last sentence, many would. It can be a right pain when you are trying your best. Onwards hopefully better days ahead.
     
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  12. Pipp

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    8.7 early this morning. Only reason I can think of is the 2nd covid jab. Things have been a bit erratic since I had that two weeks ago. Though today despite the high fasting level I feel much better than I have for ages.
    @Estragon , I feel your pain at the high fasting rates. Why we continue? We know the end goal is worth it.
    This is just a time for plodding on.
     
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  13. Pipp

    Pipp Type 2 · Expert
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    You are smashing this, @CotswoldsBloke Well done!
    Can you get access to your online medical records for a sneaky peek at the test results?
     
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  14. Beelady

    Beelady Type 2 · Active Member

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    I'm really struggling at the moment. This morning it was 13.3. In the last 10days the lowest was 10.1 and the highest was 15.3. I'm really worried about it. I know that I need to be more active but there are limitations due to CABG procedure in last July and a broken ankle at the start of the year. (2020)
    I would describe my stress levels as huge due to husband having Alzheimers plus antagonistic texts from my estranged daughter in Australia. She has severe mental health issues and FND. And of course Covid is not helping any of us.
    I just don't know where to turn.
     
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  15. philchap1

    philchap1 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    5.8 for me
     
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  16. HeliGary

    HeliGary Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Well done, that’s dedication !

    Fingers crossed for good HbA1c results.
     
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  17. kvetiny

    kvetiny Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    6.3 wow that's quite unusual for me normally above 10 and then dawn phenomenon bumps it up further.
     
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    4.9 at 6AM and 6.6 just now at 09.50AM. All this while I am nearly 62 hours into fasting. I will continue this to 72 hours now and see how much lower it gets by tomorrow. Normally by 60 hours fasting my readings would start coming in 4s and 5s which is why I am certain that my body has not regained control yet.

    Impressive results on weight loss @CotswoldsBloke and best of luck for the HbA1C results.

    @Estragon I can relate to the frustration but like @Ryhia says we need to keep reminding ourselves of how much worse things were... at least that is what keeps me going otherwise the thoughts of "why bother" start playing tricks on my mind too.

    @DJC3 and @Pipp hugs for the post COVID jab readings. I am fairly certain part of the reason for my recent higher readings is the first jab back on 27/02, and I am dreading how it will be after the second one on 15/05, but it is what it is, right. It's at times like these that the dialogue of Superintendent Hastings in "Line of Duty" is called for - "God give me strength"

    Have a good day everyone. :)
     
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  19. JMcB

    JMcB LADA · Well-Known Member

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    6.0 for me this morning.
     
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  20. mojo37

    mojo37 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    8.3 this morning an improvement on yesterday's 9.1 again only had around the 100 carb mark all day ..I usually have about that in each meal!
     
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