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  1. 9 points
    meyery2k

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    104 for no good reason except that diabetes sucks... This cheered me up though...
  2. 8 points
    Ahnanimus

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    90. It's Ash Humpday, the carnival is over and the country is back to normal with many of the masqueraders attending church to receive ashes and start the Lenten season. As for me, I'm simply looking forward to Easter while trying to survive the influx of Sahara dust which I swear is trying to kill me😕 Adiantum and Diana, I hope your readings improve and you can banish regression to the heck from which it came.
  3. 8 points
    FunDad62

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    100 Working from home today to have my windshield replaced from a crack received due to the road construction that's been going on here the last 3 years and has another year to go.
  4. 8 points
    IrinaHarr

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    156 this morning, trying to get under 126. My A1C kept going up since last Summer, especially in the last 2 months = 8.3 A1C last week. Doc put me on Trulicity in addition to glipizide & Janumet. I've increased exercise and weights workout, during the day my numbers drop to under 126 but not in the morning. Hoping to get to the point where I do not need Trulicity because it gives me weird side effects. ... and back to shoveling snow she goes ❄️
  5. 8 points
    Diana_CT

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    106, the lowest in a while. Yesterday I had to drive up to Hartford and I swear that some of the potholes could be labeled as sinkholes!
  6. 7 points
    Diana_CT

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    131.
  7. 7 points
    Kit

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    100 even for no good reason. Been a busy day.
  8. 7 points
    Hammer

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    An 89 (4.94) today. Don't forget to turn your clocks ahead one hour tonight (Saturday night) for daylight savings time, if they that where you live.
  9. 7 points
    FunDad62

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    77
  10. 7 points
    FunDad62

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    73
  11. 7 points
    adiantum

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    7.6 walked heaps yesterday chasing the ball. I threw it & the dog chased it..then I had to walk to it to throw it again. I dont think he's dumb by not returning it to me. I'm convinced he believes he's exercising me
  12. 7 points
    TX_Clint

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    117 today
  13. 7 points
    Diana_CT

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    This morning's reading is brought to you by the number 1 as in 111.
  14. 7 points
    meyery2k

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    107 today. I had a dream in which I was eating garlic bread right before waking up. Hmmm....
  15. 7 points
    Fraser

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    95 Major weather change in San Francisco!! After two months of drizzle. Now they are projecting a heavy down pour for the rest of the morning. Ugh The reservoirs are full and the aquifers are looking much better. Me just cabin fever.
  16. 7 points
    Hammer

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    A 74 (4.11) today. Fundad, I live near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, so I can drive up and watch the yearly Battle of Gettysburg re-enactments if I wanted to, but I prefer to avoid that area during that event, since it's a small city, and the thousands of tourists that attend that event make it impossible to drive through. Each year, the local ham radio clubs get together and ask for volunteers to help with radio communications needed for an event that large. They typically need at least 150 ham operators for that event, and those ham operators can't drive into the event, they have to park outside of Gettysburg, and be shuttled in. My radio club used to have our repeater located in the Gettysburg Battlefield Tower for many years, but we had to move our repeater when they decided to tear down the tower. I have visited the battlefield, as well as Gettysburg numerous times, and there are many historical sites to see. One of those sites is the Dobbin House, which was used by the Underground Railroad to house slaves that had escaped from their owners, and were needing a place to stay while they were being moved to freedom. The Dobbin House has excellent food, and the atmosphere is really great. The lower level dining area houses a bar that was restored to keep it like it was in the 1700's (pelts hanging over a fireplace, the bar itself is an old piece of wood, They used to use candles to light the room, but the health department said that was a fire hazard, so they replaced the candles with those light bulbs that look like candles flickering). Upstairs, are dining tables in each of the large rooms that were originally bedrooms. They also have tables set up that have canopies around them, just like they did in the 1700's, and the canopies were how they isolated each table to make it a private table from the other tables, when there was private business to discuss back then. Each room is heated by a large fireplace, and when you dine there, you feel like you just went several hundred years back in time.☺️
  17. 7 points
    ran23

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    119 today, up early.
  18. 7 points
    meyery2k

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    99 today.
  19. 7 points
    Ahnanimus

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    @FunDad62 I'm in Trinidad & Tobago, twin islands in the Caribbean. We are known as the land of calypso, soca and steelpan which is the only new musical instrument invented in the 20th century. Our carnival season begins at the start of the year with various fetes, concerts, cultural shows and culminates with the street festival on the Monday and Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. The carnival includes several art forms and competitions are held during the last week to select winners in each category. i really enjoy the soca music and my radio is always on blast at this time.Here is a video of one of my favourite soca songs this year. Here is a video of one steelbands Here is the Queen of Carnival competition Here is the King of Carnival
  20. 7 points
    Kit

    Need help advice on VERY atypical Diabetes

    Hi Robin, welcome to the group. So, first off, I need to correct some misconceptions. First, your diet, at least as for as the examples given in your post, is almost entirely sugar or foods which the body turns into sugar. Our bodies will turn all carbohydrates into sugar. Even fiber can be iffy with me. Fruit is full of sugar. Why do you think they call it nature's candy. And our bodies respond to it almost exactly like table sugar. Same with the oatmeal. I can't go anywhere near it. Spikes my numbers like crazy. And that's the totally unflavored steel cut oats, not the instant stuff which is even worse. Wheat in your pasta? Yep, body turns that into sugar. Honey? Sugar. Blueberries, little balls of sugar. I might be able to get away with eating a very small amount before I start to notice jumps in my numbers. They're better than most other fruits, but I actually respond better to strawberries, blackberries, and raspberries. I personally recommend focusing more on non starchy above ground vegetables. Things like broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, spinach, kale, mustard greens, swiss chard, lettuces, cabbages, green beans, wax beans, zucchini, yellow summer squash, asparagus, peppers, mushrooms, nuts and seeds (be careful here, some can be more carby then others), and similar. One guideline many of us here follow is to Eat to your Meter. What this means is that you test yourself before a meal. Two hours after your first bite, test yourself again. This shows how your body is reacting to the foods you eat with your current treatment method. If you did not get results you like, make an adjustment and test it again. Eventually you will build up a list of what your reacts well with and what it doesn't. People who are hypoglycemic in their younger years are much much more likely to become diabetic as they get older. Hypoglycemia means that your pancreas is producing more insulin than your body needs. This causes your BG levels to go down lower than they should. This can also be referred to as hyperinsulinism. The more circulating insulin in our bodies, the more likely we will build up insulin resistance. Our bodies start to become numb to its affects and we start building insulin resistance. Now our pancreas starts pumping out more insulin to counteract this. And more circulating insulin means our insulin resistance gets worse. Eventually our insulin resistance gets bad enough that our BG numbers finally start showing an increase. And, with higher BG levels comes . . . more insulin production and more insulin resistance. I also recommend that you look up Reactive Hypo. Insulin resistance can vary over the course of a day. I am always way more resistant in the mornings than later in the day. Things I can eat safely for dinner, can drive me higher than I like at breakfast.
  21. 7 points
    adiantum

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    6.9 on the first of March. Congratulations @steel on that beautiful A1c
  22. 7 points
    Kit

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    Jinx! 91 here as well. @steel Congrats on the A1C. Awesome results. Your hard work has really paid off.
  23. 7 points
    meyery2k

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    91 this morning. Much better than yesterday. While I have been a little anxious about my slightly higher fasting numbers, my EOM at home A1c test came in at 4.8 which has comforted me.
  24. 7 points
    Kit

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    101 for me I blame it on the fact that I didn't go for my walk last night. It was in the 20s and the wind was really blowing and I just didn't have the heart for it.
  25. 7 points
    Ahnanimus

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    75 today, and like yesterday, for no particular reason. No complaints here, I love it and gratefully accept it. @Hammer you've given such a beautiful and picturesque description of the snow it makes me wish I could peer out my window and gaze on its beauty also.


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