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

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

  1. ert

    ert Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    4.4 today. Have a good day.
     
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  2. ultradad

    ultradad Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    4.6 today. Have a nice day everyone :)
     
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  3. PenguinMum

    PenguinMum Type 2 · Expert

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    :)
     
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  4. PenguinMum

    PenguinMum Type 2 · Expert

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    You make a very good point. I guess I am worried that I am usually in the 5s prior to teatime but the last few days have been 7s. My Libre this afternoon was at 3.7 for 90 mins which made me eat a biscuit just in case! Big disparency between testing strips and Libre atm. At least Libre gives me trends if not very true.
     
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  5. Alexandra100

    Alexandra100 Prefer not to say · Well-Known Member

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    I too use up time, energy and strips seeking an accuracy that is just not on offer. This morning fasting I got 5.6. Not happy, so I instantly re-tested from the same drop of blood and got a nice 4.8. I considered using a 3rd strip, but then wondered what the point would be. Would I believe the 1st, 2nd, 3rd or an average of all 3?
    The one time I tried a Libre sensor I also liked the arrows, but the Libre seemed to read much lower than my strips, which in turn read lower than my A1c
    I think none of these readings are to be taken too much to heart. They do motivate me to try hard. As long as I'm not injecting insulin or taking insulin-producing meds, false lows should not alarm me too much. I'm not at all convinced that I can keep from being upset by false highs, though.
     
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  6. PenguinMum

    PenguinMum Type 2 · Expert

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    Thanks Alexandra that is such a great overview. I don’t have a complete pancreas after surgery in 2012 so I am always wary of losing the battle. You guys here are completely wonderful with your supportive insight.
     
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  7. karen8967

    karen8967 Type 1 · Master

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    5.3 for me
     
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  8. Widgets

    Widgets Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    4.4 today.

    Early up and about, but I was so tired yesterday after a long run of 4 hour nights that I went to bed very early. I might have actually managed 7 or 8 hours last night. In a couple of lumps but still, better than I've managed the last couple of weeks.
     
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  9. Estragon

    Estragon · Well-Known Member

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    7.6 - Good morning.
     
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  10. DEBBIESCOTT

    DEBBIESCOTT MODY · Well-Known Member

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    Good morning
    Libre 6.9
    Contour 6
    Just tested positive for covid so all exercise on hold, & working from home
    Have a good day everyone
     
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    ianpspurs Type 2 · Master

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    @DEBBIESCOTT hug for the positive and I hope and pray you have the mild version. @Widgets yay for the sleep and fbg. @ TeamD, don't be fooled by the Highlights Reel of those who seem to find managing The D easy and LC a joy. It wasn't always like that for them and isn't like that for most of us. @PenguinMum hang tough and keep the Big Picture front and centre.
     
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    #62211 ianpspurs, Jan 19, 2022 at 7:46 AM
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  12. DEBBIESCOTT

    DEBBIESCOTT MODY · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks @ianpspurs, just feel really tired & not affected blood sugar yet
     
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    JohnEGreen Other · Master

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    4.4 this morning
     
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    4.0 today. Have a nice day everyone
     
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  15. PenguinMum

    PenguinMum Type 2 · Expert

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    Morning All. 6.4 today so calm. @Widgets and @DEBBIESCOTT I never under estimate quality sleep and rest. Take care both.
     
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    First time poster, recently diagnosed T2 and sent a meter with some lancets and strips. Tested a few times yesterday afternoon and had a range of 6.6-7.7 with dinner inbetween. My fasting reading this morning right after waking was 5.6.
     
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    ianpspurs Type 2 · Master

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    Welcome @prhayes good to see you and spiffing first fasting number.
     
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    6.2 this morning, I have Covid so im taking that as a win
     
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    prhayes Type 2 · Member

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    Unfortunately after a breakfast of natural yoghurt and low sugar granola, plus tea with semi skimmed milk, 2 hours later my reading is 9.4!!
     
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  20. ianpspurs

    ianpspurs Type 2 · Master

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    Welcome and I hope The C is mild. Definitely a win under those circumstances.
     
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