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Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by roxy44, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. roxy44

    roxy44 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Friends,

    i'm a bit confused!!, my morning fastings read about low 6s sometimes mid 5s

    type 2 diet and excersice, no change in what i have been eating...started swimming, swam last night...this morning fasting was 7.0!!!! :shock:

    i nearly fell through floor :roll:

    i have lost 15lbs, started to swim twice a week...i do lots of aerobics in the water, lunges, knees up...running etc...so i dont waste my time in the pool, finished swimming at 10pm,

    i am so hoping not to go on meds when i have my next bloodt test end of nxt month!!

    any idead please?

    just to mention..trying to be sparing with the strips....i ate 2 weetabix made with hald water and milk as always....then for lunch salad with ham, 2 hours later BS was 5.6

    thanks for your time xx
     
  2. Ottermoon

    Ottermoon · Active Member

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    Hi Roxy,

    I'm sure someone with more knowledge than me will come along. But in the meantime, Don't Panic! Lots of things can raise your morning BG. It could have to do with what you ate the day before. It might be some stress response. I have that 'dawn phenomenon' where my Bg is the highest first thing in the morning. Maybe you're coming down with something -- I understand elevated white blood cell counts can cause Bg elevation. In general, your levels sound pretty good to me!

    Good for you for taking charge of your lifestyle changes. They will pay off, really.

    It might be worthwhile to read up on some people's experience of eating cereal with milk for breakfast. Although, that certainly wouldn't affect your pre-breakfast levels. Obviously your low-carb lunch works well, doesn't it?

    Hope this helps.
    Ottermoon
     
  3. roxy44

    roxy44 · Well-Known Member

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    thanx ottomoon for your reply, i'm not panicking its just so confusing, when i'm doing everything i can, xx
     
  4. Gappy

    Gappy · Well-Known Member

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    I don't have a meter so can't get confused like that-maybe the doctors are right after all! (no only kidding!)
     
  5. Ka-Mon

    Ka-Mon · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Roxy, your problem with the morning fasting levels could be the effect of "dawn phenomenon", if you goole that you will find loads of information about it.

    Some people. including me, eat some carbs just before going to bed to beat the "dawn phenomenon", doesn't work for everyone but might work for you.

    When I say eat carbs though I don't mean loads of them, personally I eat a sandwich or a bar of sneakers. If you want to give it a try start with something small and increase or reduce the amount till you find out what's best for you.
     
  6. donnellysdogs

    donnellysdogs Type 1 · Master

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    Our levels do go up and down naturally...at 7 you are still ok....if on an average of those two readings for example your hba1c would come in at about 6.4ish...which is really good....however saying that it was the average of 2 readings.

    'Normal' persons levels will also fluctuate....for a level of 7 in the morning and 5ish at lunch I would not be panic'd as a type 2.

    It may be a little bit of dawn phenomenon (can't spell)...you can try a little carb at night and see if it works for you...or it may be that the exercise up until 10pm last night that pushed it up a little.

    Trial and error...I would say it was one of the two..but I certainly wouldn't be over anxious about a 7 in the mornng personally speaking...
     
  7. roxy44

    roxy44 · Well-Known Member

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    thanx again for replying, i did have a packet of mini cheddars before bed,

    i have just done 30 mins on the treadmill, not too fast though, dont want to over do it lol, i will check my BS in an hour,

    i thought losing weight and excercising would help to lower the numbers!! maybe its still early days and i'm asking too much lol xxx
     
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    louiseb · Well-Known Member

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    somtimes when I dont get enough sleep my levels can be slightly higher in the mornings,
    also stress can increase levels,
    or if your maybe coming down with a cold or something it can increase your levels.
     
  9. donnellysdogs

    donnellysdogs Type 1 · Master

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    Early days.....you will find you get patterns over a number of weeks, and you will be able to know what will cause levels to rise...exercise in t1's at a certain level (12+) can cause levels to go whilst exercising for some.

    key...don't panic....note it down, do it again and see if you get the same...if you do then that is the time to think...hey I need to change something....
     
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