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

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

  1. Pipp

    Pipp Type 2 · Expert
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    I agree, about the sleeping in, but as I am lazy and retired, getting up early is not part of my regular routine
    To keep on topic, my fasting level today was….. duh, I don’t know, as I forgot to check it! Not even ashamed of myself, as I do feel a bit rebellious today. Had a long walk up a big hill for a couple of hours, sat in sun, ate a flapjack with a cappucino. An hour later I checked and scored a respectable 5.4.
    As for the polar bear / diabetes study, I wonder if they have stable blood glucose because they eat fat and live in the cold, and swim in freezing water. Perhaps I will experiment with that. Though I wouldn’t fancy having to check a polar bear’s BG levels.:nailbiting:
    https://www.nature.com/articles/nrendo.2015.121
     
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  2. ziggy_w

    ziggy_w Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    A bit late posting today. Fasting levels were a considerably better today with 5.1, albeit after a day with relatively little food, regular exercise and less sleep.

    @ert -- Happy to read your Covid symptoms seems to be improving for you. Hugs for feeling exhausted though.
    @Estragon -- Brilliant results and very much deserved. All the hard work is paying off.
    @ianpspurs, @Pipp, @mick808 -- I wonder why sleeping in doesn't help -- no stress, no food -- shouldn't this help?
    @Pipp -- Absolutely love your ideas about being rebellious and not checking fasting levels and emulating the life of polar bears. Maybe the polar bears wear a CGM? Of course, still leaves the problem of attaching it.
    Also had a look at the article you posted, @Pipp. Definitely very interesting. So, if we don't heat this winter, insulin sensitivity improves. Seems like killing two birds with one stone in light of the ever increasing costs of gas and oil. (In Germany, they are expecting prices to double or triple this winter.)
    @mick808 -- Welcome to the thread.
     
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  3. HeliGary

    HeliGary Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Brilliant Estragon, well done.
     
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  4. karen8967

    karen8967 Type 1 · Master

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    4.9 for me
     
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  5. Andydragon

    Andydragon Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    7.2 today, oh well. Only way is down! :)
     
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  6. Estragon

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    6.7 - Yesterday early was 6.1. By Pre evening meal 5.7, so I’m generally pleased as I’m not forgetting my HBA1C of 47.

    Well, thank you! I keep watching your numbers and get a bit “green”. My next target is to get off of Metformin.
     
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  7. garyclark82

    garyclark82 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Another day, another 6.0. I'm fine with that, I think. That tends to be my "normal" number and anything in the green is a positive. I think tomorrow may well be the day I get back in the 5's so I am going to try extra hard to get excited about it!
     
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  8. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    5.6 today.
     
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  9. DEBBIESCOTT

    DEBBIESCOTT MODY · Well-Known Member

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    Good morning all
    4.8 this morning, rose to 10.3 while out running now on its way back down
     
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  10. Estragon

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    Yup, I get the same by watching NETFLIX. Seriously? Well done you :).
     
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    ianpspurs Type 2 · Master

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    Good morning. IDK what fbg was as the Tee 2 kit in the lazy man's bedroom loo cum shower was like our trolley in chief so ended in the bin. Downstairs one seems believable and I'll renew Swipey Friday night. @DEBBIESCOTT great fbg and that's how I believe bg should behave although long slow cardio lowers it nicely. @JohnEGreen that seems more betterer. @Estragon why the rush to ditch metformin when it has - allegedly- benefits beyond bg control?
     
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    Ryhia Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    5.8 this morning.
     
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  13. ziggy_w

    ziggy_w Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Good morning, all.

    5.2 for me today.

    Have a great day everyone.
     
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  14. Freema

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    7.9 another bad number...:(
     
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  15. coby

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    6.1 this morning!
    Resisted the urge to re-test for a lower outcome :D
    However I am 5.7 following my breakfast, so happy with that
     
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  16. Pipp

    Pipp Type 2 · Expert
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    @ziggy_w , my thoughts on polar bears.. As well as the high fat in their diet, it is also high protein, and I doubt there is much carb in there, either. Linked with the cold water, and freezing air temperature, that could be the reason for their non-diabetes status. However, I am not convinced that comparison between humans and polar bears is going to be useful.
    As for the sleeping late, giving us higher fasting levels, I believe our livers detect a difference in sleep state and give us the DP kick start regardless. This morning, in semi wake mode I tested at first light, and it was 7.1, turned over, and dozed for an hour and a half then tested again, 5.8. So once again, I go against the DP theory. Unless my body has now adapted to my slothful morning routine, and DP gets in early.
     
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  17. mojo37

    mojo37 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Bread is the same for me .
     
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  18. mojo37

    mojo37 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It's a Bas***d called diabetes
     
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  19. mojo37

    mojo37 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Last 2 days I had 6.6 and 6.7 mmm hope it's not going to be 6.8 tomorrow :rolleyes:
     
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  20. Andydragon

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    4.9 today
     
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