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  • What's everyones fasting blood sugar?

    I guess 2-3 hours would be considered a fast. Mines 88.

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    Real blood work recommends 8 hours as a fast. 2-3 hours isn't long enough. It takes longer than that to get a potato out of your system. Using my buddy's blood glucose monitor, I was at 79. I had actual blood work done last Wednesday, so I'm waiting on my labs to see my score with a real test.
    Don't put your trust in anyone on this forum, including me. You are the key to your own success.

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    • #3
      66

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      • #4
        Last time I checked it was like 69 or 70.
        Pax, Lux

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        • #5
          8+ hours is considered a fasted blood glucose test. I have about 3 glucometers at home and they all register mine at around 110. I'm insulin resistant so that makes sense. It's also been 3 months since I have last tested.
          Georgette

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          • #6
            Haven't tested in a while but my morning fasting glucose (~10 hours fasted I guess) was routinely in the 90s, rarely in the 80s and once or twice was in the low 100s. Post-prandial was also in the 90s or 80s (rarely 70s). Pretty flat, which I guess is a good thing. I've tested while eating both high and low carb and didn't see any difference.

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            • #7
              I've only tested once, but it was around 40... that was pre-paleo though!
              BUT, I'm gonna borrow my grandmother's glucometer (it was for my granddad, but he passed away and she still has the apparatus), so I'm gonna test my glucose throughout the day!

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              • #8
                Yesterday 88, this morning 95. I check my bg most mornings.
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                I was a sugarbaby; meaning since I was born I was given lots of sugar, and ate lots of processed foods, especially sweets until I was into my thirties. Most people in the west were/are sugarbabies.

                “How does today’s youngster educate his sense of taste? By submerging it in a sea of sugar from the time he gets up to the time he goes to bed.” W. Root and Richard DeRochemont, Eating in America (1976)

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Bissen View Post
                  I've only tested once, but it was around 40... that was pre-paleo though!
                  BUT, I'm gonna borrow my grandmother's glucometer (it was for my granddad, but he passed away and she still has the apparatus), so I'm gonna test my glucose throughout the day!
                  Below 40 is not good.
                  WWW.SUGARAHOLICS.COM

                  I was a sugarbaby; meaning since I was born I was given lots of sugar, and ate lots of processed foods, especially sweets until I was into my thirties. Most people in the west were/are sugarbabies.

                  “How does today’s youngster educate his sense of taste? By submerging it in a sea of sugar from the time he gets up to the time he goes to bed.” W. Root and Richard DeRochemont, Eating in America (1976)

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                  • #10
                    Mine is usually between 70-90. I test with my DHs glucometer once in awhile just out of curiousity. I have found that it is higher on mornings when I have wild rice, sweet potato, or a fruit/ primal friendly dessert the night before.
                    Jaime, wife to Phaedrus and primal mama to A (4) and X (1).

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                    • #11
                      Mine is normally in the 80s
                      "If man made it, don't eat it" - Jack Lallane

                      People say I am on a "crazy" diet. What is so crazy about eating veggies, fruits, seafood and organ meats? Just because I don't eat whole wheat and processed food doesn't make my diet "crazy". Maybe everyone else with a SAD are the "crazy" ones for putting that junk in their system.

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                      • #12
                        Question: Why is fasting blood glucose important? What does it mean? What ranges are considered safe, optimum, and dangerous? How does this change if you have diabetes?

                        I'm not familiar with this and would love to learn more.
                        "Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint." - Mark Twain

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by rocknroll View Post
                          Question: Why is fasting blood glucose important? What does it mean? What ranges are considered safe, optimum, and dangerous? How does this change if you have diabetes?

                          I'm not familiar with this and would love to learn more.
                          What is a Normal Blood Sugar?
                          Blood Sugar 101

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                          • #14
                            Thank you marcadav

                            Normal is 84, prolonged exposure at above 140 is risk for diabetes (after meal blood test should be under 140). High blood sugar puts you at risk for diabetes, heart disease, and other diseases.

                            How low is too low and what risk does that have?
                            "Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint." - Mark Twain

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                            • #15
                              Was 123 this morning, but I'm diabetic, sooo... Not bad in comparison to some of the old fasting numbers.
                              Type 1 Diabetic. Controlling blood sugar through primal life.

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