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

Ryhia

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Ideally, you should have started the antibiotic treatment for your bite somewhat earlier. A Turkish pharmacist would know the difference between a mosquito and a tick bite; both would be encountered regularly in their locality. Should you experience flu-like symptoms or the surrounding skin feels hot, I'd seek a medical view.
I went to the pharmacist as soon as I got back home because the area was warm to the touch. He advised me if the antibiotics he prescribed didn't clear it up, to go to docs. Which I will do, that said, the wound is no longer so angry and the area no longer hot to touch. Thank you for your concern.
 

PenguinMum

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Morning All. 7.2 today. Thanks @DEBBIESCOTT the eye injection went ok except the injector was so very rude to me because I couldn’t see his hand immediately after, only darkness, like it was my fault! After >30 injections now a bit of empathy wouldn’t go amiss. Today is a sofa day no driving and I look like a sorry wreck! Happy Wednesday everyone.
 

LivingLightly

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I went to the pharmacist as soon as I got back home because the area was warm to the touch. He advised me if the antibiotics he prescribed didn't clear it up, to go to docs. Which I will do, that said, the wound is no longer so angry and the area no longer hot to touch. Thank you for your concern.
That's good news @Ryhia. Thank you for the update.and best wishes for a steady recovery.
 

LivingLightly

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Glad you’re on antibiotics @Ryhia I had an insect bite when we were in Fuerti, which developed into cellulitis, very painful!
Yes, I was relieved to read that too @MissMuffett and @Ryhia.

No experience of ticks and mosquitoes in Fuerti, but both beasties are prevalent in the eastern Mediterranian and each can transmit some very nasty virus infections to humans.

Egypt, for instance, is a veritable hotbed for dengue fever and West Nile fever to name but two. I'd definitely adopt preventive measures if visiting a high-risk location. Better safe than sorry.
 

ravensmitten

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Was 8.6 on rising so washed hands and had a few glasses of water as was dry this morning, was at 6 on second test. still high for me but had a week or so of higher carb + suffering from bad neck/shoulder. Will monitor as have the means to do so now.
 

PenguinMum

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Morning All 7.4 today fed up with these 7s. I look like I’ve had a punch up in a dark alley. Some how the eye injection on Tues resulted in a large bruise on my cheek along with a bloodshot eye. Just need to get on with it all. Happy Thursday all.
 

Michael 3

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Hello mates,
At a couple of the other forums I've frequented there was a thread like this one where we all sorta checked in each day, with our first cup of coffee or tea, and reported our fasting or waking blood glucose level and some short comment about whether we're ok with it or if not - why not?...

It worked well as a sort of 'first thread to check' each morning and post to.

I'll start.

This morning was a 5.6mmol for me. That's about normal for me

What about you?
Hi, when I checked my levels this morning they were 5.5 mmol. I try to keep my levels below this but it's acceptable.
 

TheJoshen

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9.1 this morning. Not doing well lately at all. BG average on the rise. Just not focused on myself these days. Work is killing me and I have old parents who are getting needier and needier... as a result I'm not planning my meals and have started to grab any old rubbish that's convenient. My annual HbA1c and eye test are due soon so the terrible results (that I will no doubt get) will hopefully kick me back into touch.