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

LivingLightly

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Back to the inexplicable....... 9.4 this morning with 93g carbs yesterday.
Evening @ChrisT2

Type 2 is a very individual disorder and we're all different, as you know.

In my own case, finger-pricking over some 20 years has shown me that type 2 BG readings do not necessarily reflect food consumption on a strictly meal-to-meal basis. The effects of overdoing the carbs on consecutive days can add up, plus the benefits of some anti-diabetic drugs tend also to be cumulative.

Please hang in there @ChrisT2. As time goes by, low carbing gets easier. It doesn't happen overnight as a rule, but given time, a pattern that's unique to you will emerge and your readings will no longer seem so inexplicable.
 

Omar51

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Evening @ChrisT2

Type 2 is a very individual disorder and we're all different, as you know.

In my own case, finger-pricking over some 20 years has shown me that type 2 BG readings do not necessarily reflect food consumption on a strictly meal-to-meal basis. The effects of overdoing the carbs on consecutive days can add up, plus the benefits of some anti-diabetic drugs tend also to be cumulative.

Please hang in there @ChrisT2. As time goes by, low carbing gets easier. It doesn't happen overnight as a rule, but given time, a pattern that's unique to you will emerge and your readings will no longer seem so inexplicable.

Well said, I have a low carb unique pattern for the last 15 years now. I am pre and my tests are in the non diabetic range.
Omar
 

ChrisT2

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Good morning everybody, thanks to all for the advice. I have decided to basically ignore the readings on a day to day basis as they bear no relation to my food intake, exercise or general health. I am certainly trying to get to a lower carb sub 100g intake but it does prove difficult fitting in with family meals. I would stand a better chance living like a hermit in a cave but that is not really an optiion. Once in a while though it is an attractive idea.:)
I have asked for a LTC in a few months to get my Hba1c checked to see if my efforts get me below the usual 60 of the last 10 years, this has been reluctantly agreed. So far though the MySugr app where I keep my daily results gives an estimate in the high 50s which is not particularly encouraging.
Anyway thanks again to all for the advice, have a good Sunday and week ahead.
 

Lainie71

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The term "big boned" lol repeatedly told this growing up!
9.4 this morning, no sleep, feel pants but now having a fry up! Tis what it is felt like I inhaled some dust yesterday so that could be why also as I panicked most of the night for fear of not being able to breathe :bigtears:
 

PenguinMum

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Morning All. 8.6 (my highest ever) simply because I had my burger off the bbq in a brioche bun with low sugar ketchup last evening. Also lots of lettuce but didn’t minimise the damage! Bad choice and I was starving, missed lunch, not to be repeated. I am so reactive and so ashamed. Annual A1c in July so better pull my socks up. Well done everyone, have a good Monday.