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

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

  1. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    4.9 today I am beginning to wonder if achieving low fbg should be our ambition or keeping our over all levels within range is what should be our main aim going to extremes inorder to maintain a very low fbg may infact be counter productive.

    The extremes I went to inorder to get rid of a lot of weight over 8 stones and bring down blood sugars including fbg ie between 600 and 800 calories a day and less than 50 grams normally less than 30 per day of carb for over 18 months did me more harm than good I now think.
     
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  2. mojo37

    mojo37 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    6.3 this am .:) pleased but would like to be in the fives though as johnEGreen has said maybe achieving low FBG isn't the be all and end all.
     
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  3. DisFanJen

    DisFanJen Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    5.1 this morning, and that was with a 12g of carb snack late last night as I was in the 4s at bed time.

    Sort of understandable though, been doing a lot of work in the garden over the last week or so.
     
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  4. SaskiaKC

    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Expert

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    Makes sense to me.

    When I was first diagnosed I went so low-carb that my weight and BP went down but my cholesterol went up. :(
     
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  5. SaskiaKC

    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Expert

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    7.6 this morning, yay! I have it figured out now, it is not so much DP as CP. So, based on my experiment this morning: wake up but don't get up, don't check FBG. Instead, lie in bed for an hour calmly petting cat and laughing at e-mails, etc. THEN check FBG.
     
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  6. SaskiaKC

    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Expert

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    Yay!
    Now please start a thread about the world's most boring diet that works because I need one! :D
     
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  7. DJC3

    DJC3 Type 2 · Expert

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    That is a brilliant strategy. Love it!
     
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  8. DJC3

    DJC3 Type 2 · Expert

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    I think you are probably right, I don’t think going to extremes to achieve very low fbg can be helpful in the long run.
    Wow! 8 stone though!
     
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  9. Ryhia

    Ryhia Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Well done you for sticking to it, I would be longing and dreaming about veggies by now. Not potatoes though.
     
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    Ryhia Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I thought that "Talk like a pirate day" must have been last week. We went down to Whitby with the grandkids on Saturday and there were quite few fellas walking around the port area dressed as pirates.
     
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  11. Ryhia

    Ryhia Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Just realised I haven't posted FBG today which were 5.4.
     
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  12. 1970clea

    1970clea Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Got a 5.7 this morning - first one I have seen in a fortnight. Libre ran out and I used finger sticks - now wondering if the Libre sensor was not quite right as my numbers have been generally higher the whole fortnight - I thought it was return to work stress!! Either way I am happy to see it. Other checks through the day have also been back where they should be. Taking a break from obsessing/Libre as the past two weeks have been quite unnecessary..
     
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  13. ziggy_w

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    Hello all,

    A bit late posting today. Fasting levels were 5.2.

    @lcarter -- Welcome to the thread.
     
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  14. SaskiaKC

    SaskiaKC Type 2 · Expert

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    I am happy to see you again, @ziggy_w ! :)
     
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  15. DJC3

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    5.6 today, way too early to be up. I’ve been awake a couple of hours but it doesn’t look like I’ll get back to sleep now.
    @1970clea I don’t find the Libre very accurate, current one is reading about 1mmol higher, previous one was about 2mmol lower! I like it for watching trends though and spotting spikes I might have missed by finger pricking at set times.
     
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  16. karen8967

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    5.4 for me
     
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  17. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Master

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    Let's say I was 5.5 as per 2015 or 5.4 as in 2016 or 4.7 in 2018. Would I eat or exercise any differently? Nope. So fbg probably in the same range. Like many here I am boxed in by what I will force myself to eat and the state of my aged body. IF from 6 pm to 11 am, salmon salad on Friday (mackerel 5 days, ersatz Sunday roast) aim for 1k steps an hr for 12-14 hrs and any resistance ex I can manage. Drink mucho Assam. Rinse and repeat. I'll fit a new Swipey Monday but routine unlikely to change.
     
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  18. Estragon

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    7.0 - Good morning! :)
     
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  19. PenguinMum

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    Morning All. 6.9 maybe partly due to Fish Finger Firsday and partly a 45 mins lie in. @DJC3 I am finding I am sleeping later due to darker mornings. @ianpspurs enjoy SSSF a highlight of your week I know! Happy Friday everyone.
     
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  20. PenguinMum

    PenguinMum Type 2 · Expert

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    CP sounds much more enjoyable..way to go!
     
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