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Should You Eat If Your Fasting Number Is High?

Should You Eat If Your Fasting Number Is High?

I haven't yapped for a while. Have been busy, tired - life has got in the way but have something to blab about this morning and we have dozens of new members who haven't been exposed to my drivel 😁

This morning my Fasting Blood Sugar was "out of range for ME".

It came in at a 6.3/113 which is a little over my (target) of 6.0/108 as set by my Diabetes Doc to maintain my level of control.

Not terrible, but a little high.

I "expected" it to be high because I slept in. More correctly I woke and… read more

posted April 10, 2022 (edited)
A DiabetesTeam Member

When my numbers are high I reach for the protien. I will keep my carbs low but I will eat. I am glad you brough this up. We need to eat and have to realize that starving ourselves can bring the number sup higher instead of decreasing them.
Thank you Graham!

posted April 10, 2022
A DiabetesTeam Member

This is ok information for those with a reasonably good working pancreas and liver, although it won't apply to all. For myself with a good liver but a sluggish pancreas and a very low output of insulin and also possibly being type 1.5, and for others that are type 1 this does not work. πŸ™ It is best to use trial and error to see if it works for you. Everybody's diabetes is different and many of us also have other health concerns that might impact this approach.

posted April 10, 2022 (edited)
A DiabetesTeam Member

I don`t eat when my fasting number is high rather I only take insulin and keep checking it till its back down to a normal range and if I am close to having no more insulin on board I will check my blood sugars again and eat something then.

posted April 10, 2022
A DiabetesTeam Member

PS - here's the pic from my meter to show the above is NOT a work of fiction 😁

posted April 10, 2022
A DiabetesTeam Member

Hi Graham,

I agree, although for me, if my fasting bg 's are really high I will definitely eat but generally limit myself to about 15 carbs until my b.g's are in normal range(for me).

posted April 10, 2022

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