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

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

  1. nutribolt

    nutribolt Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    4.3 at 6AM and 4.4 just now. Flatline graph averaging at 4

    If your HbA1c is coming in good range I don't think it should be that worrying. With exception to dawn phenomena the flatline graph is more conducive to long term good health than frequent fluctuation between high and low numbers. A person having a flatline at 7 most of the time may have better long term health than someone whose average is say 5.5 but variance goes between 3.4 and 9.0. That is infact one reason why libre trend is a better measure than HbA1c as latter can put false relief in ones mind.

    Having said all that I must add this is purely my interpretation of what I have gathered from all the reading I have done from various sources but am not an expert on medical science and if you are worried talking to a doctor should help you device a new strategy.

    Have a great day everyone. :)
     
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  2. Estragon

    Estragon · Well-Known Member

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    Understood. Should I be contemplating Insulin? Or is that a dumb idea?

    Fasting gives me mixed results, sometimes I get 4s and 5s in an afternoon, and yet I can get these results without fasting.

    @DJC3 Thanks for your feedback. What I must keep remembering is that I started with an HBA1C of 89, and now my last was 49. These A1c numbers are daily snapshots.
     
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  3. garyclark82

    garyclark82 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    6.1
     
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  4. PenguinMum

    PenguinMum Type 2 · Expert

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    Morning All. 7.0 so the Oppo effect still but ate lunch too late and ran into dinner. @Estragon hugs for the confusion and instability. I seem to fall into the camp of good A1c but frustrating FBG so I am in this circle of playing catch up every day! Hugs.
     
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  5. Estragon

    Estragon · Well-Known Member

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    @PenguinMum - Thanks for the Hugs! I had a prolonged period of the Sticky-Sixes, I was moaning then. Now with an overall average of 7.1, from May till now, I’m getting worried. I’m betting I’ll get a lower 6 come 2pm. Really hating this insomnia. Could having higher through-the-night numbers produce Insomnia? Or which comes first?
     
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  6. PenguinMum

    PenguinMum Type 2 · Expert

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    Ah that would be the chicken and the egg question. There are more questions than answers with Diabetes it seems and defo no one size fits all. At least we are trying to do our very best and thats something I have to remind myself of constantly.
     
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  7. Estragon

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    Yeah, I was right, 2:15 I was 6.4.
     
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  8. MissyLA33

    MissyLA33 Type 2 · Active Member

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    14.5 :arghh:
    10.8 two hours later after 6 units of Novorapid, no breakfast. Still learning…
     
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    Estragon · Well-Known Member

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    Oh my. I just spent some time reading your history. Nasty diabetes experiences. And here’s me, grumbling about being stuck above 7.
     
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  10. Andydragon

    Andydragon Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    5.9 today so not so good, but never mind!
     
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    ultradad Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    4.7 today. Have a nice day everyone :)
     
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  12. PenguinMum

    PenguinMum Type 2 · Expert

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    Morning All. 5.6 didnt bother retesting ;) The only thing I did different was have a small lunch at 11am as was at the hairdressers later.
     
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    DJC3 Type 2 · Expert

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    An unexpected 5.2 yay!

    Fantastic to see you back in the fives @PenguinMum
     
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    5.8 for me
     
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    6.6 at 6AM after the eating day. 7.8 just now... overnight average is 6.4.. I had less protein and a bit more fibre yesterday but the inconsistent result compared to when I had same intake few days back to get a morning reading in 4s leaves me clueless.

    Fasting day today so it should become better.

    Have a great day everyone. :)
     
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    HeliGary Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    PenguinMum Type 2 · Expert

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    That doesnt seem fair to me but isnt it just typical of this condition. At least we are all trying hard so we just have to keep on keeping on. Best wishes.
     
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    Thanks…it was a very pleasant surprise or else the meter is wonky! Yay indeed for yours!
     
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