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  1. 11 points
    IrinaHarr

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    Doctor's nurse just called, my a1c is 6.0 from 8.3 six months ago. Yesss!!!
  2. 9 points
    meyery2k

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    98 today.
  3. 9 points
    IrinaHarr

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    118 today, hooraa to rain and cooler weather!
  4. 9 points
    adiantum

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    Happy Birthday Ahnanimus 8 for me on this momentous occasion.
  5. 9 points
    meyery2k

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    96 today.
  6. 9 points
    Ahnanimus

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    94 . I'm feeling ĺike a lump on Humpday. Think I'll just wear my crown and dance around the house today!😁
  7. 9 points
    meyery2k

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    96 this morning... Texas, Wyoming, Montana? No. Waimea, Hawaii on the Big Island. The annual Parker Ranch rodeo. We had lunch at the local BBQ joint after a fun day at the rodeo.
  8. 9 points
    FunDad62

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    118 Went on a first date last night. Sat on the beach with some adult beverages hoping to catch a rocket launch at the cape 100 miles away. Never saw it and we got cold so ended up sitting in her car talking for an hour and a half. We talked about going to a restaurant but this is a tourist, resort island and it's spring break so we knew all the restaurants would be packed at that time. As I was backing out to go home I checked the rocket launch and it had been delayed and was at T-minus 2 minutes so I parked and looked. Saw it really good for about a minute or more. The night time ones are the best. Double good night. First date (I think there will be a second) and a rocket launch.
  9. 9 points
    TX_Clint

    What's your last A1C?

    New labs in for me. A1c 5.6
  10. 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.
  11. 9 points
    Diana_CT

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    On this hump day my reading was 103.
  12. 9 points
    meyery2k

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    104 for no good reason except that diabetes sucks... This cheered me up though...
  13. 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...
  14. 8 points
    FunDad62

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    110 About the same as the high temps around here lately (at least it feels like it).
  15. 8 points
    IrinaHarr

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    134 today, tomorrow Dr visit and a1c checkup, hopefully better than last time. Fingers crossed
  16. 8 points
    TX_Clint

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    93 and I just don't do moanings anymore.
  17. 8 points
    Diana_CT

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    This morning’s reading was 145 Yesterday was brutal! I am up at the cottage on Cape Cod and it was 94 F (34 C) with a feel like temperature of 115 F (46 C) and relative humidity of 70%! At 4 AM it was 80 F (27 C) and a relative humidity of 79%. I did a Google search on heat and humidity effect on blood sugar… And it also effect the meter and test strips. The CDC has some tips about high heat and humidity. On Friday morning I went walking down through the pine barrens in the Cape Cod National Seashore along Hatches Harbor trail. Rounding a corner on the trail you come out on a tidal marsh and you can see the Race Point Lighthouse I donated a pint of blood to the mosquito and black flies as we walked, I am covered with insect bites, one even got me on the cheek.
  18. 8 points
    adiantum

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    I also buy whole cashews & had no idea any other form were sold. Wow , kero is much cheaper there. Vodka & cherries... Now thats worth trying. they'd even look nicer then browned by brandy.
  19. 8 points
    IrinaHarr

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    114 today @adiantum - good luck with move! past taught me house is not an investment when you take mortgage, its an expense; so find some place comfortable to live, located exactly where you want to be - the smaller the better
  20. 8 points
    Hammer

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    IrinaHarr, I used to have a dishwasher, but she ended up running off with another man.😄
  21. 8 points
    TX_Clint

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    98 today. Congrats Fraser.
  22. 8 points
    steel

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    Congratulations @Fraser ! happy 10 year diabiversary ❤️ -- 5.3 went up a bit (6.4 on the hydrochlorothiazie [which didn't even work]) and stayed there for another day. i am now taking a small dose of a beta blocker (bisoprolol 2.5 mg once aday) because the cardio thinks the shortness of breath, which has gotten better but still persists, is because my resting heart rate is over a 100. it's always been high though but never caused any issues, soi am thinking it was the severe anemia (from which i have recovered..in uh exactly 5 months...which is damn near half a year of sickness after barely surviving a period from heck) that really made the tachycardia symptomatic and also i am being tested for postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome because my heart rate goes up by 30-40 beats just from standing alone, and it also results in shortness of breath which is apparently typical of POTS (which often starts after bodily trauma). my dialostic BP is down between 77 and 84 now (the 84 is still higher than what i've had all my life and up to a few weeks back), from that sudden spike in the 100s. the doctor things it's because my heart rate isn't so high and so the pressure of blood flow between beats is lower as the heart isn't beating so fast anymore, which is brought the diastolic down. i am honestly not convinced that i have the genetic hypertension that has no known cause. that usually creeps up on people over months and years. i went from 116/65 to 130/106 or so in less than a week and then it stayed there until the beta blockers got my heart rate down from 100-120 at rest to 60-80. i don't wnat to take the beta blocker forever though, even though it's the selective beta-1 med that doesn't affect beta cells in the pancreas. i really would like to get off the beta blocker over time. i am still super iron deficient (just barely not anemic though), majorly B 12 deficient and vitamin D and possibly magnesium deficient as well. i am hoping fixing these things will also help my health. i still eat keto because it's the best way i can control the t2d and also have lowered LDL (besides other health benefits), but every time bigger problems come up, i realize diabetes isn'tthe end of the world. it's just something i have to manage, but there's worse sh*t out there. i still am praying for relief, because the last couple of months have been incredibly stressful and draining. like extremely so. and i would really love some good news and a break. thanks for reading guys. ❤️
  23. 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!
  24. 8 points
    ran23

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    118 this 27F cold morning.
  25. 8 points
    Hammer

    2019 Morning Fasting BG Readings

    A 78 (4.33) today.


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