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

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

  1. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Master

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    Ah, but it's true. When I sold 2nd hand cars I was always known as Honest Ian;)
     
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  2. mojo37

    mojo37 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    The wine sounds much better lol
     
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  3. MrsA2

    MrsA2 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Rachel, as many of us have said to you on other threads, you are not diabetic. Your aim to keep your fbg to 4 is unrealistic and dangerous as you starve yourself and become malnourished. Your bmi is already underweight. You have a young baby who will need you, and a husband who is worried about you, and mental health support available to you. Please get the help you need and stop thinking you have diabetes.
     
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  4. Andydragon

    Andydragon Type 2 · Moderator
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    4.6 today
     
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  5. karen8967

    karen8967 Type 1 · Expert

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    5.7 for me
     
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  6. nutribolt

    nutribolt Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    6 at 6AM and 7 at 7AM... this is bizzare trend and one I hope does not continue with the hour clock...:nailbiting:

    HbA1c test today... between COVID-19 vaccination, high pollen count days and now all the lack of sleep and a suffering dog... I don't really have high hopes of a great result but also I do not expect it be in 80s or 90s ... strangely with all the stress around fear of losing Magic, everything else like this test today doesn't seem to bother me as much as it did on previous occasions.

    Thanks everyone for all the kind words, wishes and prayers for Magic. I really am very thankful as this thread has kind of become my safe space during this period and being able to type it here does actually help me a lot. I am also sorry to only unburden my pain here while not being able to provide much in way of support to others right now but hopefully this too shall pass.

    Have a lovely day everyone. :)
     
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  7. PenguinMum

    PenguinMum Type 2 · Expert

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    Morning All.
    6.8 not a great start to the day of my second Pfizer, just popped a Libre 2 on.
    @nutribolt it is the stress putting your BG up I am sure of it. Its not surprising with your fears for Magic with vaccines, A1cs, pollen adding to that. We are always harder on ourselves than we would be on another. Keep talking to us, I want to hear how Magic is too and how you are. Hugs. x
     
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  8. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Master

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    Good morning chums, maybe not lashings of ginger beer all round though. Best wishes for the HbA1c @nutribolt. Whatever the number, it will be but a snapshot taken at an inopportune moment on your journey. The result may even happily surprise you. @PenguinMum I hope the Pfizer, Pfizer appetiser #2 goes well. The eye treatment and this clearly upset your fbgs. She'll be right. My Swipey felt like dressing up as 4.7 today - meh.
     
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  9. DJC3

    DJC3 Type 2 · Expert

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    6.3 for me bah!
    Good luck with the vaccine @PenguinMum it’ll be worth it afterwards and I hope your higher stress related readings will start to come down soon.
    @nutribolt you are right, the HbA1c isn’t the most important thing going on for you right now, your readings until recently have been great so I’m sure you’ll be ok. One of my favourite sayings is ‘This too shall pass’ so true. Hugs again.
     
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  10. Estragon

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    Taking its Time, with a 6.9
     
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  11. mojo37

    mojo37 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    8.4 would like less not more :rolleyes:
     
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  12. Pipp

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    A5.6 for me. Lots of fresh air and walking. Not sure if that helps, but heyho, will repeat the exercise experiment. Wish I was brave enough for some open water swimming, as it has been over a year since my pool closed. So solitary walks and Pilates it is for me, in the hope that I won’t seize up completely, and I keep good BG numbers.
    Have a good day folks.
     
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    5.3 for me
     
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  14. HeliGary

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    5.7 at 0700 this morning.

    No running today, being a good boy and resting the leg still tomorrow.
     
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    There is so much good info on this thread! Thanks to everyone who posts here. Today was 5.6 after random numbers between 5.2 and 6.2 over past week, started using MySugr which is great because I find the averaging reduces my FBG anxiety. I'm currently experimenting with foods to curb the spike after intense exercise ... think I might eat an oatcake half way through ride when I start getting hunger pangs to see what happens. Does anyone else have experience of this? Have a great day everyone
     
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    Freema Type 2 · Expert

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    8.2 at 9:30 but forgot to measure right away...
     
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  17. DJC3

    DJC3 Type 2 · Expert

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    My BG spikes during intense exercise, it’s scary to watch sometimes but it comes down reasonably quickly afterwards as the aching muscles mop up all that glucose.
    I don’t worry about it so much now, I figure it’s a normal thing to happen, BG usually drops much lower afterwards.
     
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    OCat Type 2 · Member

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    Thanks- that’s reassuring - I love that idea of muscles getting a lovely glucose treat!
     
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    ziggy_w Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hello all,

    Fbgs still a bit higher than usual for me after reintroducing exercise, but slowly coming down. Fasting levels yesterday were 5.5 and 5.4 today. Hoping this trend will continue.

    @DJC3 -- Thanks so much for your commiserations. Also seriously impressed with your open sea swimming. Very courgeous. Remember swimming in the North Sea once in early summer when temperatures were 11 degrees centigrad, skin was veritably burning when I got into the water and after getting out.
    @PenguinMum -- Hugs. Thank you so much for your kind thoughts. Agree with @ianpspurs -- you are such a kind and caring person, this is very obvious. Good luck with your second Pfizer vaccine. Keeping my fingers crossed that blood sugars will behave.
    @nutribolt -- Hugs and fingers crossed for your HbA1c. I still think that the result will be great, though I empathize what you are going through with Magic -- very taxing. I can't imagine how I will feel when our cat will start having health problems.
    @OCat -- I usually exercise late in the evening after a glass of wine. Wine seems to limit the rise (due to limiting glucose release from the liver), still don't necessarily recommend it as strategy. Initially during the first few years after diagnosis, I found a sharp rise (maybe up to 7.0) and then a fast drop and after some time a rebound to normal levels. Now, it is a lower rise, but a more gradual drop, but no more lows. Haven't really tested the impact of food on exercise, though (the reason being that personally I hate eating when I am not hungry).
     
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  20. Ryhia

    Ryhia Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Bloods were 5.6 this morning.
     
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