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  1. 9 points
    TX_Clint

    What's your last A1C?

    New labs in for me. A1c 5.6
  2. 9 points
    Ahnanimus

    What's your last A1C?

    Got my A1C today...5.4 . Yippee for me, I think that's great with no meds.
  3. 9 points
    Diana_CT

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    On this hump day my reading was 103.
  4. 9 points
    meyery2k

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    104 for no good reason except that diabetes sucks... This cheered me up though...
  5. 9 points
    meyery2k

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    Speaking of Fiare, we just had another grand adventure. We climbed Mauna Loa. The paved road ends at 3,353M (11,000 feet). The big challenge is to start at sea level and go all the way up. My friends at the bike store advised against that for a first go since I have never ridden at altitude. They recommended I start at the road that turns off the main highway. The start altitude is about 2,000M (~6,500 feet). The road is 30 km long (a little less than 15 miles) one way and the climb is 1,353M (~3,500 feet). The average grade is about 4.5%. While not the longest ride I have done, it was easily the most physically and mentally demanding. It is all uphill and there are some 8% grades in the last part of the ride to make this even more fun. I was riding at altitude so breathing was tough. It was cold. I had long sleeves and full finger gloves. I actually stayed pretty warm going up since you work bloody hard. This was a group ride. We started with 4 and ended with 2 (don't worry, the other turned around). It took me a little under 3 hours to make the ascent. Whether that is good or bad, I don't know, but I am satisfied that I made it. Having the other rider pushed me to make it. I really believe I would have turned around at several points had I gone solo. The top was interesting. No plants, no birds, no noise except the wind and whatever noise you make. The slopes of these volcanoes have been used for astronaut training for the lunar landings. The also simulate what a biosphere on Mars or the Moon might be like. While the utter barrenness offers a unique beauty, I am glad to live among the plants and animals of our biosphere. Going down was fun! Like an hour long rollercoaster ride. At the bottom the other rider was done but I had a little more in me. I rode on the highway to another park and back to make for a 75km ride in total. Dawn - There was just the smallest sliver of a nearly new Moon which can be seen if you zoom on the photo... This was the starting point. The kipuka. A kipuka is an island of land that was surrounded by lava. These can be interesting because sometimes evolution takes some interesting turns in these isolated spots. The kipuka will be used as a reference to show progress of the ride. Various rest stops. Way, way, off in the distance is Hilo, my hometown... Couple more rest stops. The elevation is painted onto the road pavement. The top of the road. Made it! After the descent, I found this line of cumulus clouds interesting...
  6. 9 points
    Japparis

    2018 Morning FBG tests

    182 this morning. Moving in the right direction! Thanks for the warm welcome.
  7. 8 points
    Hammer

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    IrinaHarr, I used to have a dishwasher, but she ended up running off with another man.๐Ÿ˜„
  8. 8 points
    meyery2k

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    95 this morning.
  9. 8 points
    FunDad62

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    133
  10. 8 points
    meyery2k

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    @Kit - Hope you feel better soon. 85 today. Couple pictures from my ride up to the Volcanoes National Park. Stopped by the theatre. Funny story. I was passing the bus stop where I go my first flat tire. I was thinking, "Hmmm, this is where I got a flat". I then heard the dreaded, "ssssssss......". Front tire this time which is a little easier to deal with. 15 minutes or so, and I was on the road again.
  11. 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 โ„๏ธ
  12. 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!
  13. 8 points
    TX_Clint

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    121 this morning.
  14. 8 points
    meyery2k

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    98 this morning.
  15. 8 points
    Diana_CT

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    First reading 153! Washed hands 133. I think that we pay days later from what we eat. Monday I had leftovers from the Super Bowl party and I think that the carbs take a time to work trough your bowels. On a humorous topic. The last two days it has been up in the sixties and tonight we are getting an ice storm, yesterday there were many people that I saw that were walking around without jackets on and that brought to mind this meme that was circulating on Facebook.
  16. 8 points
    Ahnanimus

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    87. Happy weekend guys. @adiantum I hope your get up and go gets up and returns soon๐Ÿ’–
  17. 8 points
    meyery2k

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    88 this morning.
  18. 8 points
    meyery2k

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    95 this morning.
  19. 8 points
    steel

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    @Kit all the best!! 90 this morning p.s. halo top ice cream doesn't spike me (two to three teaspoons). it's a lower carb, higher fat ice cream containing erithrytol (6-8 grams depending on flavour) and 4 or 5 grams of sugar and 4 fibre, per half a cup. sugar alcohols don't affect my BG, maltilol included. so this brand works for me. i've tried their chocolate chip cookie dough but the candy bar flavour is much better.
  20. 8 points
    meyery2k

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    91 this morning.
  21. 8 points
    TX_Clint

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    103 this morning.
  22. 8 points
    meyery2k

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    94 this morning
  23. 8 points
    TX_Clint

    2018 Morning FBG tests

    108 this morning.
  24. 8 points
    meyery2k

    2018 Morning FBG tests

    91 this morning.
  25. 8 points
    FunDad62

    2018 Morning FBG tests

    86 Got mom all moved. Yay for that. I'm going back next Wednesday and my best friend and his wife have invited mom and I over to eat Thanksgiving dinner with their family. That'll be fun. @Diana I miss cereal. Milk (whole, 2%, 1%) sends my sugar through the roof.


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