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

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

  1. debrasue

    debrasue · Guest

    That sounds like a medical emergency...
     
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  2. debrasue

    debrasue · Guest

    Is that a normal situation for you? Are you on medication? Because if the answer to either of those questions is 'yes', I think you need to speak to your DN...
     
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  3. Keesha

    Keesha Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Good idea to seek advice from nurse and wait for next HbA1c to prove her right. Good luck.
     
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  4. Keesha

    Keesha Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    LOL, did you feel light headed with such low numbers. If this continues, the seek advice from medical professionals.
     
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  5. Keesha

    Keesha Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    My fbs this morning was 4.9 so am pretty pleased.
     
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  6. asparagusp

    asparagusp · Guest

    Keesha Hi. Dropping the Gliclazide and returning to 8 units Lantus last night resulted in a higher reading of 6.1 fasting this morning. Yesterday the reading was 4.2 with the Gliclazide and 7 units of Lantus the night before! zzz It's doing my head in! lol
     
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  7. debrasue

    debrasue · Guest

    "You are entering a state of hypoglycemia when blood glucose levels drop below 60 to 65 mg/dL (3.3 to 3.6 mmol/L) you are entering a state of hypoglycemia. If not treated at the first signs of hypoglycemia you run the risk of finding yourself in the middle of a very dangerous medical emergency. If your blood glucose level is allowed to drop below 2.7 mmol/l you can suffer a progressive loss of mental function which will eventually lead to unconsciousness and seizures. Immediate medical assistance is critical in the more severe cases because damage can occur to the brain and other tissues of the body. In some of the more extreme instances of hypoglycemia a person can even enter a coma or die." Source: Diabetes Management 101.com
    Are you sure your readings are correct, @Jodie1154 ?
     
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  8. fuseman

    fuseman Type 2 · Member

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    Mine was 3.9 at 6.15 this morning
     
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  9. Keesha

    Keesha Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    As long as your fbs is within range, then you are on the right track. Hope things will work out eventually for you and I am sure it will. All the very best to you.
     
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  10. David F

    David F Type 2 · Member

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    Hi there
    Wow very impressive numbers, my waking sugars are between 6 and 9 , I thought that was good as my hba1c figures are about
    6.4 but you guys seem to be doing very well . I am on insulin , are your hba1c numbers good too ?
    David
     
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  11. JohnEGreen

    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    My last hba1c was 38 God alone knows what the next one will be I don't.
     
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  12. 4ratbags

    4ratbags Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Morning FBG 7.1
     
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  13. David F

    David F Type 2 · Member

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    Fantastic !
    I take my hat off to you, you should be very proud.
    I too am cutting down on the carbs big time
    David
     
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  14. ellagy

    ellagy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Have to say love your weight loss @4ratbags
     
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    4ratbags Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    @ellagy I consider myself lucky, when I was diagnosed I was too sick to eat anything that wasnt good for me so it really helped. Also Ive always wanted to ask you when you were diagnosed, I access the forum on my phone and a lot of the additional information ect doesnt show up.
     
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    ellagy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    @4ratbags I was diagnosed in 2002 which might just have saved my life. On a visit to the DN she noticed I was rubbing my chest and suggested she do a ECG. Which showed a heart attack, she phoned an ambulance! I will be eternally grateful to her.
     
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  17. 4ratbags

    4ratbags Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    @ellagy angels come in all forms, how lucky for you she was so observant.
     
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    8 grrrr. I hate this dawn phenomenon thing but was pleased to be down to 6 by 10 a.m. and 5 two hours after lunch.
     
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  19. ellagy

    ellagy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    They certainly do @4ratbags. She said it was because she recognised what her mum did when she was having heart problems. :)
     
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