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Old 07-28-2014, 18:09   #1
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Question about FBG. I assume I have my BGs under control but after reading the board I always worry  Mine usually reads from 110-117 every morning. Is this considered too high? I see where some want it to be less than 100. Should I be taking meds if mine reads above 100?

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Don't compare yourself to other people, only compare with your own previous readings. If you are diligently using LCHF then your fasting numbers may fall some more. If they don't, and you're still keeping your across-the-board numbers within your target range at all times, I think that okay.

Constant worry also increases blood sugar levels.




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I don't remember how long you've been eating LC?HF, but the fasting is the last to rise and the last to fall into line, so don't give up. You should be fine if all the other numbers are right.




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Question about FBG. I assume I have my BGs under control but after reading the board I always worry  Mine usually reads from 110-117 every morning. Is this considered too high? I see where some want it to be less than 100. Should I be taking meds if mine reads above 100?
I agree with Shanny. Creating your own stress will increase your blood glucose levels. Much of your effort should be in your postprandial (after meal) blood glucose readings. The other concern you might have is how soon after rising are you testing. People often forget about the liver dump of blood glucose which starts generally before you awake and can continue for some time after waking up.

Another cause of higher blood glucose numbers can be the large snack shortly before bed. Other causes of fasting blood glucose readings can be the stress at work and the pressures mounting as soon as you awake.

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As the others have said, your fasting figure will always be the last to fall and the numbers you need to look at for improvement in the shorter term are your post prandial numbers.

It's your meal time spikes that show your true control. As these come down, you will find that your HbA1c comes down and your fasting figure with it.

As Shanny said, what others get doesn't matter. This is one case where total selfishness is in order and the only question you need ask is "Is my control as shown by my after meal numbers getting better?"

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I don't remember how long you've been eating LC?HF, but the fasting is the last to rise and the last to fall into line, so don't give up. You should be fine if all the other numbers are right.
I'm still eating a normal diet minus sweet tea and limited sweets. Other than that I am eating a normal diet still. Planning on starting LCHF soon though.

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Two months LCHF on the nose? You are doing GREAT!

Patience, Grasshopper. Focus on those things within your control and FBG will begin trending down. But, given the place you started, it will take more time.

Your liver remembers the bad old days, and tries to recreate them every morning when you awaken. Keep doing what you are doing and said liver will gradually get the idea that there is a new WOE in town.

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I'm still eating a normal diet minus sweet tea and limited sweets. Other than that I am eating a normal diet still. Planning on starting LCHF soon though.
Well then, once you start lc/hf, I'll wager that you will see your numbers come down across the board. What are you waiting for?

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Heehee . . . that's the question I was going to ask: What are you waiting for?!




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I'm still eating a normal diet minus sweet tea and limited sweets. Other than that I am eating a normal diet still. Planning on starting LCHF soon though.
Ah. We answered about the same time.

If you are not restricting carbs and identifying trigger foods via eat to your meter testing, then you are ensuring your liver has a nice supply of glycogen and will keep trying, every morning, to bring back the old days. Lower carbs = liver gradually learns it needs to store less glycogen = FBG trends down (unless something else currently unidentified is going on).

Please consider taking LCHF more seriously. If you are already seeing improvements, you could go far.

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