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

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

  1. Jonnyjibbsuk

    Jonnyjibbsuk · Guest

    No idea ...no looking today ...taking day off ....bacon butty here we come
     
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    Clivethedrive Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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  3. Jonnyjibbsuk

    Jonnyjibbsuk · Guest

    Am Live on radio from 10 today on www.southstarradio.co.uk. Join me for some happy music happy beats and some strange funk
    Plus will make me happy to know some of you lot are dancing like mad monkeys to the music lol
     
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  4. Jonnyjibbsuk

    Jonnyjibbsuk · Guest

    Think of it as exercise for the day lol
     
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  5. MidnightStar

    MidnightStar Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    scottish-jim Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    3.6 this morning - same as yesterday. Been getting a lot of readings below 4! which seems weird as I'm not on any medication but doing the Newcastle diet.

    Maybe my meter is faulty!
     
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  7. zbd

    zbd Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Sun. 12th May
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  8. Natalie1974

    Natalie1974 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    You're a little out of sync...it's 17th May today

    6.6
     
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    TyTy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    uart Type 1.5 · Well-Known Member

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    I think diabetics (particularly T2's) often just have poor glycemic control in general. Meaning poorer control of both lows and highs.

    Many years ago when I was only pre-diabetic, my fasting levels would often be low like yours, but glucose tolerance tests showed much higher than normal spikes, indicating poor glycemic control in general. After my diabetes was "full blown" however they were always just too high.

    If you're getting such low readings without any medication then I would say the the Newcastle diet has reversed your T2, at least back to pre-diabetes levels Jim. :)

    Also, your levels might be so low because the Newcastle diet is a bit hypo caloric. If you're happy with your current weight then you might be better off with just a regular LCHF diet without calorie restriction.
     
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  11. TyTy

    TyTy Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    6.4
    day 3 on the newcastle diet and not taking medication
     
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    Thanks uart, didn't consider glycemic control. Will do a bit of research.

    I'm not sure the ND has reversed my Type 2 but I have considered it. I wonder if I should be asking for a test!

    Just a few more kilos to lose then I'll be back on my low carb diet. When I was on the low carb diet my reading weren't as low.

    Cheers

    Jim :)
     
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    4.0 this morning :)
     
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    5.2 a little higher than usual but still nothing for concern.
     
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    6.6 :)
     
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    zbd Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Mon 18th May
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    7.5 this morning. Wish it would go back down ;)
     
  20. MissPooh

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    I took two readings this morning, as my first reading was over 7.0 but I'd just put on hand cream, so I washed and dried my hands and got 6.3 o_O
     
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