Diabetes - staring me in the eyes!

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  1. Mr. Tettnanger

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    My morning blood sugar averages for the last month--calculated on a weekly basis--have been between 102 and 97. Had a 6-month A1C and despite the diabetes unfriendly meals provided to firefighter I ate this summer the reading was 6.2...well within the controlled diabetes zone and almost "non-diabetic." I suspect that if I added more exercise than what I get I could get that number below 6. My morning readings so far this week have been 91, 105 and 85.
     
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    Yep, consistent exercise will drop your A1C. But, your not 'cured'; bounces right back up if you slack a bit. Trust me. Don't even want to check mine with all this Halloween candy laying around.
     
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    Thanks for the warning.

    I am aware I am not cured...just controlled. "Non-diabetic" is the blood sugar range, not the condition.
     
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    91 this AM. My 7, 14 and 30 day total averages are all 103. Not bad considering I was in Florida for almost 4 weeks sometimes off the reservation. I rode the bike and jogged about everyday. Ran 5 miles yesterday. One thing about the meter. If I am below 100 in the AM only test once. If above will test again sometimes after dinner or randomly during the day. Still you can bet an A1c will be higher than the meter averages. Also congrats on that 121 am reading Mr. T. Much better than those 200s from some weeks ago.
     
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    I was 103 this morning, but my weekly a.m. averages for the last two weeks were 96.8 and 97.8
     
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    That's good! I have:

    7 day average 100.

    14 day average 97.

    30 day average 100.

    Naturally any total average (A1c) would probably be higher though my numbers have been mostly lower once I got back from vacation.
     
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    Blood sugar has been going lower once back in town. Vacation makes it harder to keep lower but it's the c@t's @ss now!

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    Things are not going great. I've been slipping up!

    Weight: 209.6
    Blood: 151
     
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    Still better than those 200 plus days. Maybe write down everything you eat for a week then review it!
     
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    7 day average = 92 total 6 tests.
    14 day average = 94 total 13 tests.
    30 day average = 98 total 33 tests.

    So the numbers are dropping which is good news. Lets talk about Thanksgiving. IMHO Turkey day shouldn't be an excuse to hurt yourself. Keep in mind that we are here for our family and friends first and ourselves second. So if yea want to be thankful for family IMHO yea gotta act responsibly. A little of the bad stuff maybe (or maybe not depending on your situation) be ok but going hog wild with cost everyone and yourself.
     
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    The house that diabetes build!

    No I didn't eat it! LOL! though here is a holiday miracle. I ate the potato pancakes (too many), two pieces of pie as well. That's the bad. Now for the good. I had a sweet potato but made a special one without the marshmallows (you all now what I mean), no sweet tea or soda, no stuffing either. No bread or muffins. Had coffee without sugar as well. Ate all I could and just tested the blood sugar 30 minutes ago at....... 87! Glad I did took the steps a year ago or else it would have been bad. All those runs in the bad weather and doing without has been paying off. Lots of hard work and sacrifice! Faith also helped as no person can walk the road alone.


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    Even lower averages.

    7 day 93
    14 day 94
    30 day 97

    Dang!!!
     
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    Don't forget everyone. Keep posting those updates. Diabetes is like rust. It never sleeps.

    Averages: 7 day is 93, 14 day is 93, 30 day is 94. The 30 day average reflects 35 tests.
     
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    Average weekly morning fasting readings:

    Week of Nov 7--94.33
    Week of Nov 14--99.4
    Week of Nov 20--106.2
    Week of Nov 27--out of lancets, no blood sugar readings taken
    Week of Dec 5--102 (back home, only two days included in the average, since it's Dec 6)​

    Some anomalies during this period
    • dispatched to a wildfire on Nov 11, returned home Dec 3
    • ran out of lancets on Nov 27 and didn't resupply until home
    • Ate in restaurants the entire period, or on the run (like crackers, sausage and cheese sticks)
    • Thanksgiving and it's associated meals was included in the period
    • I was sick in bed for one of the days, which affects blood sugar
     
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    Week of Dec 5, a.m. fasting average for the week: 94.4
     
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    I think this AM was 89. Mid day yesterday was 112 however ate some food before. Like to mix up testing times for a better picture also pushing to drop some weight. The holidays helped me gain 10 pounds. My first real weight gain from the drop. Took 7 off so far.
     
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    I see what you did there. Dig me some old school Neil Young!

    Had to come off meds for a few days pre surgery. Back on them for a week and a half and doing ok. 7 day AVG=134. Most of the samples post meal.

    Keep up the solid work guys, this time of year is challenging, at least for me.
     
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    Morning fasting average for the week of 12/12 was 95.
    I expect it to be up a bit this week as I have been enjoying the season (but in a limited amount). Oh, and hand drill makes the blood sugar numbers twirl away.;)
     
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    Been on bc usa for a while and just saw this thread. I was diagnosed with diabetes a little over a year ago. I lost 35lbs with in a couple of months and got my numbers down into the "pre diabetic range" and started slacking... eating two plates for dinner not checking my sugar regularly. Started checking it again daily and yikes! 150 to 180 in the morning. But I've started to eat better again and luckily it's been steadily dropping to 105 this morning. I refuse to take any more medicine than I'm on and I want to set a goal to try and get off of it.
     
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    Welcome to the fray! "
    Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends, we're so glad you could attend, Come inside! Come inside!"
     
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    Diabetes is like rust. It never rests. 105 is a good number. Keep it up!
     
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    My a.m. fasting average for the past seven days was 102.8. That's up from last week's 95 and 94.4 the week before that. Now that the holidays are about past I expect it will be easier to keep lower.
     
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    102 yesterday AM. Remember everyone don't go crazy today. Sadly diabetes has no respect for
    Christmas.

    Edit. Just got back from a short conditioning run, maybe 3.5 miles. Blood Sugar 90 which considering my past is a Christmas miracle!
     
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    90 this am.
     
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    I have real issues with my morning readings. I understand the phenomenon and why. Going to have to talk with the Doc in a box next year and I'm gonna press for a referral to an Endocrinologist. Mine are consistently 120 or higher when I get up. I usually rose about 6 or so. And test right before I plan to eat.
     
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    It could be a simple dietary or training issue. For example I ate late (2 am) and beat myself up on the trail the other day. Blood sugar was 116 in the am. Ok it fell to 90 three hours later but still the eating very late hurt. Got a 120s in the am when in Florida because of rum and coconuts. Lots of run and coconuts. LOL! Often this week I have been 104 in the AM. Again from eating late. Anytime I don't it's in the 75-95 range. So clearly eating late doesn't agree with me not that any of the numbers are damaging. On the positive side no one ever died from being in the 120's in the AM brother so given things are not that bad maybe something simple might help or not. Who the heck really knows. LOL!
     
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    Thanks WW but I have been monitoring it for a while and we eat on a pretty regular schedule and I rarely eat anything after 8:00 pm. I'm in bed by 2200 normally, and I am pretty disciplined about not eating past that when I can. And I really watch my carbs on the dinner meal carefully too. I've done some research on the phenomenon too. While I drink alcohol very little now, I was no friend to my liver at all as a younger man. And they may well be a contributing factor. But like you said, who knows and I'm hoping and Endo can help. But we shall see. There will be a lot of changes in 2017 for the Wells Family!
     
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    Tell you what. If so inclined why not write down what yea eat of a few days then post it and maybe we can see.

    91 This am. Only a little no carb snack late. Ate early.
     
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    Will do. At least I'll try to remember!
     
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    99 this morning
     
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    98 this am which isn't bad as did bad things (but still within reason) last night. I am going to back pack trail jog 10 miles later today. Let's make this the year of improvement!
     
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    91 by some twist of fate this morning...
     
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    Seven day average morning blood sugar reading (fasting) is 100.1 for the week ending today (Jan 1). Down from last week's seven day average of 102.9. But the week before that was 95.
     
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    Four day morning average is the lowest weekly average since at least April at 92.25. I'm sure snow shoveling and hand drill exercise is a major contributor to that number, in addition to paying attention to diet.
     
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    Well done.

    1/2 90 in the am
    1/3 97 in the am
    1/4 101 4 pm
    1/5 85 in the am
     
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    Great WW! My numbers were:

    1/2 99
    1/3 94
    1/4 84
    1/5 92
     
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    See everyone If brother Stone can do it so can you!
     
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    92 yesterday AM and 99 just now. Ate bad last night and snacked late. A fast 2.5 mile street jog at 9ish pm probably saved this AMs numbers from being too high. It was cold out but worth it.
     
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    97 this am and 82 just now. Was surprised as had a single serving bag of cheesy puffy things and a homemade cherry wink cookie a few hours ago. Then again been clearing snow all day. Physical activity really helps for me.
     
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    Last week's am fasting reading average was 94.6.
    Just six readings as I forgot to take it Sunday.
     
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    Nice!

    1/6 92..... 10:30 am
    1/7 99..... 9:47 am
    1/8 97.... 10:37 am
    1/8 82.... 5:53 pm
    1/9 89.... 12:18 pm
    11/11 102.... 12:31 pm
    11/12 88 Just now.

    Total result average for both fasting and after meal

    7 day 93, 14 day 93 30 day 98
     
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    Nicely done.
     
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    Up a little...seven day fasting morning reading average is 98.4.
     
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    ...not to be interpreted that I fasted for seven days before taking the blood sugar reading...

    By the way, the key seems to be frequent--if not daily--hand drill practice.
     
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    Working out helps!

    I was a bit high today(yesterday at this point as it's past 12 am) at 111. the two days before 104 and 108 or something like that. Ate a few items on the banned list so looks like they go back on the list. Not that anyone ever died from 111 blood sugar. Not even close.
     
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    I have had a morning fasting high of 117 and 110 in the last month. But those were individual readings and not even in the same week. And on the worst of those weeks my weekly average was 102.8.
     
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    I took two fasting readings this morning and they were as high as mine usually get...112 and 117. So, the rice I had with dinner is now history as far as rice being a regular (and main) part of the diet.
     
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