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  1. 8 points
    TX_Clint

    2018 Morning FBG tests

    108 this morning.
  2. 7 points
    TX_Clint

    2018 Morning FBG tests

    78 this morning. Maybe a bad reading, but I’ll take it. 😎
  3. 7 points
    FunDad62

    2018 Morning FBG tests

    123
  4. 7 points
    Hammer

    2018 Morning FBG tests

    A 113 (6.27) today. I erred on the side of caution last night, and took less insulin than I figured I'd need before I ate, with the idea that I'd take a second corrective shot, if after I ate and checked my BG levels and found them to be too high. Unfortunately, I fell asleep in front of the computer, and ended up just going to bed, so I didn't check my BG reading and take the corrective insulin shot before bed, hence the higher than my usual wake up reading.
  5. 7 points
    adiantum

    2018 Morning FBG tests

    7.1 The light misty rain will prevent me from mowing today..woohoo I love excuses that fit the cause.
  6. 7 points
    Fraser

    2018 Morning FBG tests

    94 today
  7. 7 points
    Dave_KC

    2018 Morning FBG tests

    Mine was 92 this morning.
  8. 7 points
    steel

    2018 Morning FBG tests

    5.8 - OMG guys I didn't make it to the 5% club....but I made it to the 4% club. A1C - 4.9% new doc said keep doing what you're doing! he said it was commendable to bring down a1c from 7.1 to 4.9 in three months. Df family has a huge role in keeping me motivated and encouraged through the many ups and downs and turmoil of past months. thank you soo much!! i asked about iron deficiency anemia and hba1c. iron deficiency anemia would cause the hba1c to go up rather than down, so it's not a false negative. however, i trust my meter averages a bit more or i guess go by whichever is higher. my meter average was 113 (i think) so that corresponds to an a1c of 5.3 or so. even if the 4.9 is a bit too good to be true, i am pretty sure on the whole i am still averaging in the 5s. and that has brought down my complications risk. LDL cholesterol went down!!! 3.0 probably 116ish in mg/dl in the normal range but may go down in the next test. either way it's progress. HDL also went down unfortunately. reference rage is 1. something and above, mine was 0.99. I need to bring my HDL back up. it could also be because i haven't been very active because of health issues. triglycerides were 0.7! they were 1.1 last time which was still in range but are even better now. ACR was normal...below 1. reference range is 2.8 and below. i was concerned about kidney damage. very very concerned. GFR was over 120 which is great for my age. creatinine levels were normal too. So kidneys are doing fine, and i just have to keep them healthy. however, my uric acid was a bit high. :/ reference range was upto 340 ish. mine was 400. Liver enzymes were normal. Hemoglobin was still low, and white blood cells were a bit high. Overall very reassuring results. p.s. So now i am going to keep eating my healthy fats without a worry!
  9. 7 points
    steel

    2018 Morning FBG tests

    5.2 92ish I think the metformin might be helping. I started it a few days back. I was 5.8 after dinner. I am usually slightly lower or a bit higher than post dinner numbers at fasting. in a few days I'll know I'd today was a fluke. either way curious to see the impact of metformin on my next a1c. I had mine tested last week. I'll find out what that's like tomorrow. I am worried about my cholesterol results after lchf ....even though I know I shouldn't be. It's hard to evade old ways of thinking. my BUN ratio egfr serum creatinine were normal but my acr results will be revealed tomorrow. Tbh I am far more worried about this and cholesterol than my a1c because I know it'll lower than the 7 I had at diagnosis. can't be confident I'll make it to 5% club this time but my meter tells me I've made progress. Will update you guys tomorrow .
  10. 6 points
    meyery2k

    2018 Morning FBG tests

    101 this morning. There is a tradition where a small party is held on stage after opening night and there were lots of good things to try. I simply overindulged a little on Chinese Roast Pork and some chicken wings so not really a surprise. We had a great opening night. Gail's Mom seems to have turned a corner and is showing improvement. She is off the ventilator and a little stronger. Alert and communicating. Gails said her color has become much better. Hopefully she will be out of ICU soon. Weather looks good for riding so I am going to hit the road and burn off all that good food from last night
  11. 6 points
    TX_Clint

    2018 Morning FBG tests

    77 today. Must be the weather.
  12. 6 points
    meyery2k

    2018 Morning FBG tests

    Was 93 yesterday too. We had a good rehearsal last night. Tonight is our final rehearsal. Gail's Mom had to be put on a ventilator Tuesday night. She is a bit improved today though. I am hoping the trend continues.
  13. 6 points
    Hammer

    2018 Morning FBG tests

    An 89 (4.94) today.
  14. 6 points
    steel

    2018 Morning FBG tests

    5.3 this morning 95ish still so tired tho. can't wait to get rid of the fatigue.
  15. 6 points
    adiantum

    2018 Morning FBG tests

    Ooops, I almost forgot to test. 6.4 & thats after half a bowl of my usual breakfast . Times have changed.. for many years I'd start the day with Weet-Bix &/or Vegemite on toast, now it's a bowl of brussels sprouts & extra virgin oil & black coffee
  16. 6 points
    ran23

    2018 Morning FBG tests

    134 start to the day. CarbMaster after dinner?? 119 hours later.
  17. 6 points
    Diana_CT

    2018 Morning FBG tests

    A nice 99 this morning
  18. 6 points
    Fraser

    2018 Morning FBG tests

    92 Seems that i am trending lower theses days. I stopped buying tempting nuts to snack on after dinner
  19. 6 points
    Dave_KC

    2018 Morning FBG tests

    94 this morning.
  20. 6 points
    steel

    2018 Morning FBG tests

    5.4 97ish i think it's the metformin. it's helped my post meal numbers too. i have a better second phase insulin response, because i am probably using the insulin more efficiently. i had pizza toppings last night (completely skipped the crust..and didn't miss it) and had the traditional wings, which aren't breaded, in buffalo sauce. there were mixed reports online..some places said these bone in wings at pizza hut are 0 carb..others said..they have 5 grams each. well i was hungry and didn't notice any breading on the wings, so ate 5 of them. it didn't affect my BG (i checked for a few hours). i am assuming they likely weren't 5 grams of carbs each. i can handle 25 grams of carbs in a meal okay, but my number goes up to 6.4ish 1 hour pp (115) and comes back down. i stayed in the 5s, so the meal was closer to 5 grams of carbs overall if that.
  21. 6 points
    meyery2k

    2018 Morning FBG tests

    While it is not exactly your birthday @steel, I believe this is roughly appropriate to the occasion! It is so great to see how well this regimen can work for so many. Sadly, we are met with so much skepticism, that it makes a victory that much sweeter. As we say in Hawaii, "You go girl!"
  22. 6 points
    Hammer

    2018 Morning FBG tests

    A 79 (4.39) for me today. Mike, yes, cholesterol in the foods you eat has no effect of your body's cholesterol. They have found that the two are completely different things. They used to say that eating eggs was bad for your cholesterol. Well, I eat three hard boiled eggs every day for breakfast....21 eggs a week, and I have been eating that number of eggs for many years, and my cholesterol is 127.
  23. 5 points
    steel

    2018 Morning FBG tests

    4.6 82ish Possibly accurate probably a bad reading but I too will take it. P.s.also a bit sCary like is this a low? Then like okay this is a normal blood glucose number and I feel fine. my fasting numbers were in the 70s for years. First time I had a bg fasting done it was 65. I was 16 and active and had no symptoms so the doctor said it was fine. Añd now my mind went to is 82 low after seeing fasting in the low100 s. and justifiably celebrating that because it's progress. 82 just feels surreal. It'll be a while before this number starts coming up more often but hey its a start..if indeed it's accurate.
  24. 5 points
    steel

    2018 Morning FBG tests

    sending prayers for Gail's mum. FBG - 5.7 had my nuclear stress test (pharmaceutical). god did i experience every side effect possible to the persantine (med inject to dilate blood vessels and increase blood flow to the heart to mimic exercise). i felt hot and flushed. i had shortness of breath. my chest felt heavy to the point of hurting. i was told any or all of this might happen, but i hated every second of it and was almost in tears by the time it ended. trust me those 4minutes seemed to go on forever. thankfully, the symptoms resolved as soon as they injected the antidote after the test was over. i still felt shaky and nervous for an hour or two. i was told that was normal. BG was 6.4 when i checked at home, possibly a bit high from the stress of it all. i told the tech the test needed to be stopped, and she said my ECG and blood pressure were normal and what i was experiencing was side effects from the meds. she said these side effects are not predictors of coronary artery disease. but i am pretty nervous still. it was such a long day. i should have my results by monday or tuesday. this is going to be a rough weekend. health issues have always hit me hard, despite how hard i try to tackle them head on. i lost a parent to cancer within a few months of diagnosis, as a child. that stays with you. i am trying..i really am to what's right and good for my body. all of this health stuff dropping on my head all at once just has me super tired in every way possible. i know people go through worse. i've seen it with my own eyes and lived the aftermath. i am just frustrated and really want to get answers asap.
  25. 5 points
    adiantum

    2018 Morning FBG tests

    6.8 @meyery2k
  26. 5 points
    meyery2k

    2018 Morning FBG tests

    97 this morning. Opening night !
  27. 5 points
    Hammer

    2018 Morning FBG tests

    A 65 (3.60) for me today.
  28. 5 points
    Diana_CT

    2018 Morning FBG tests

    On this TGIF morning my reading was 106
  29. 5 points
    Kit

    2018 Morning FBG tests

    93 here
  30. 5 points
    Kit

    2018 Morning FBG tests

    97 here
  31. 5 points
    Hammer

    2018 Morning FBG tests

    No, I'm not saying that the food you eat has no effect on your cholesterol, I'm saying that the cholesterol in the foods you eat has no effect on your body's cholesterol. Eating foods with trans fat, saturated fat, and sugar will affect your body's cholesterol. Years ago, I asked my doctor about this....that the cholesterol in the foods you eat has no effect on your body's cholesterol, and he said that was correct, that they found that their earlier beliefs about this were wrong.
  32. 5 points
    Kit

    2018 Morning FBG tests

    Blood loss might lower it artificially as it shortens the lifespan of your hemoglobin. But anyway you look at it, you have done an excellent job and your tests results prove it. Congratulations. You have every right to be proud of yourself.
  33. 5 points
    meyery2k

    2018 Morning FBG tests

    76 this morning.
  34. 5 points
    TX_Clint

    2018 Morning FBG tests

    91 this morning
  35. 5 points
    Fraser

    2018 Morning FBG tests

    82 a bit too low for me, wakes me up and can’t get back to sleep, oh well. I will find a grocery store that is open all night and a least get something done.
  36. 5 points
    Diana_CT

    2018 Morning FBG tests

    128.
  37. 5 points
    adiantum

    2018 Morning FBG tests

    7.4 I found ice blocks in the freezer last night & realise now that I should've stopped at one.
  38. 5 points
    Kit

    2018 Morning FBG tests

    105 *sigh*
  39. 4 points
    adiantum

    2018 Morning FBG tests

    7.8. I'm not sure which woke me , the possum scrambling on the bedroom window screen or the dogs reaction. I had to get out of bed to calm the boy but should not have eaten those chocolates. Mike you certainly had good news with the opening nights success & Gail's mum's improvement.
  40. 4 points
    Oriana

    Are you on a diet to lose weight?

    happy birthday mike! I enjoy having you here very much. adiantum I enjoyed that. I had a fight with a bra today. I ordered a smaller jeans and bra for when I lose weight and wanted to see if I could get it on. Well I pulled it over head even tho it is a hook bra bc I cant reach around. I got it on but was in a sheer panic when i thought i couldnt get it off. good news is if I lose a few inches I have a bra ready. The jeans (which I bought in canada! remember how upset i was at not being able to buy jeans in my own country?) If I lose 1 inch I will be able to get them on. I don't know about sitting down. Turns out the size chart they provide on the website is about 10 inches off being correct. I regretting buying them bc I thought I was going to have to lose 10 inches to get them on. So this is all good news. I worry about losing weight all the time bc I worry about having no clothes to wear-and I mean no clothes. So now ive got jeans and a bra. I got a wedge pillow delivered yesterday. I drained part of my leg and was so happy but it is filling up again.
  41. 4 points
    adiantum

    2018 Morning FBG tests

    Happy Birthday Mike December 15th
  42. 4 points
    adiantum

    Are you on a diet to lose weight?

    Happy Birthday Mike meyery2k December 15th May your Birthday be filled with good times.
  43. 4 points
    ran23

    2018 Morning FBG tests

    112. stupid weatherstation is off, I know it is in the 30's out there.
  44. 4 points
    Kit

    2018 Morning FBG tests

    94 here Break a leg!
  45. 4 points
    adiantum

    2018 Morning FBG tests

    6.3 Theres no Christmas Chocolates at my front door Ran... where's mine?
  46. 4 points
    ran23

    2018 Morning FBG tests

    A 123 start to the day, should have re tested. rain soon , walking now.
  47. 4 points
    ran23

    2018 Morning FBG tests

    Basic walk after a tuna lunch and hit 80!! been a while.
  48. 4 points
    Kit

    2018 Morning FBG tests

    I doubt it would lower it more than a few tenths of a percent. Add on to that, by your next A1C, you'll have refined your control even more and you may very well find yourself around the same place you are now.
  49. 4 points
    adiantum

    2018 Morning FBG tests

    6.5 I expected it to be much higher after yesterdays shopping experience. I inhaled deeply as I walked past the mangoes, nectarines & peaches...and then walked past them again .
  50. 4 points
    ran23

    2018 Morning FBG tests

    112 today. cold and wet, woke up early.
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