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Mon Sep 20, 2021, 04:09 PM

pre lunch time reading about 10:00a 114. ate breakfast @ 0700.

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Reply pre lunch time reading about 10:00a 114. ate breakfast @ 0700. (Original post)
AllaN01Bear Sep 20 OP
MOMFUDSKI Sep 20 #1
AllaN01Bear Sep 21 #4
Happy Hoosier Sep 21 #2
AllaN01Bear Sep 21 #3
Happy Hoosier Sep 23 #5
AllaN01Bear Sep 23 #6
Happy Hoosier Sep 23 #7

Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Mon Sep 20, 2021, 04:44 PM

1. How many carbs did you for breakfast?

and what meds are you on, if any?

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Response to MOMFUDSKI (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 21, 2021, 11:40 AM

4. metforman. with breakfast and dinner . twice a day.

idk on carbs for breakfast but i do sprinkle unsalted peanuts for protien.





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Response to AllaN01Bear (Original post)

Tue Sep 21, 2021, 10:19 AM

2. What was your morning glucose, if you measure it?

I actually skip breakfast, and often lunch. The benefits of a prolonged period of lower insulin are pretty dramatic. When I started, I often had elevated morning glucose. Over time, that increase has significantly reduced. It is now fairly rare for my glucose to pop over 100. It happens if I indulge a bit, but otherwise... nope. When I started, my A1C was 10.6. Now it is between 4.8 and 5.2

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Response to Happy Hoosier (Reply #2)

Tue Sep 21, 2021, 11:38 AM

3. meter once a day, random .



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Response to AllaN01Bear (Reply #3)

Thu Sep 23, 2021, 09:18 AM

5. Cool.... ever consider a CGM?

CGM = Continuous Glucose Monitor.

Many employer covers them, some for completely free. Basically you wear a small device on the back of you arm or on your belly. It constantly monitors you blood glucose and either sends it to your phone, or can be scanned by your phone (or a stand alone device).

One great thing about a CGM is far fewer finger sticks! I still stick myself every once in a while to verify/calibrate the CGM readiongs. But daily sticks are gone! My fingers are so happy!

But the best bit is really understanding how your body's natural blood sugar rhythms work, and how YOU respond to different foods. It is an amazing tool for managing your blood glucose.

One thing I learned, for example, is that a moderate amount of beans do not spike my blood sugar, or drop me out of Keto, despite the fact that they have a significant amount of carbs. OTOH, flour... even in high-fiber foods, does tend to spike me.

Anyway, if you are interested, contact your insurance company and see if they have a program. If you are employed, check to see if your company has a program. A real game-changer for diabetics, IMO.

Good health!

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Response to Happy Hoosier (Reply #5)

Thu Sep 23, 2021, 10:01 AM

6. my health care providers tried that and were prior authed ,

thanks for the encourgement .


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if one can finde a model that i can purchase over the counter and lo cost , would be great.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Reply #6)

Thu Sep 23, 2021, 01:19 PM

7. Sorry to hear that....

I was initially denied, but that changed as more studies come online showing how effective they are.

I'm not sure what your budget is, but the Freestyle Libre model offers a free first sensor to try it out, and they have a policy that limits maximum OOP to $70/mo for the sensors (which last about 2 weeks each). $70 a month might be totally doable for you, or it might be a fortune, but it is an option. I started with the Libre and it works well, but my free-to-me program used the Dexcom, so that's what I use now.

Here's the site to try to the Libre system for free:

https://www.freestyle.abbott/us-en/myfreestyle.html

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