I'm new to this forum but not to healingwell, I'm active on the Prostate Cancer Forum.
I'm not diabetic, nor have I been diagnosed with pre-diabetes. But, my morning blood sugar (I.e. Fasting BG) is almost always just above 100, usually 105-115, once in a while 120. I test myself (long story) but when my Dr tests and sees the 100+ reading, he does an A1C. It's always below 5, last reading was a month ago at 4.7 and in fact when I test late afternoon, unless I've had a high carb lunch which I almost never do, it's between 75-88.
I also have a history of high triglycerides, as high as 750, once, but in the 300's for a long time. I got it under control using weight watchers then the Wheat belly diet (low carb, no grains) got it as low as 85. But lately TG is back above 200.
I also have atherosclerosis with 2 stents.
So Ive been try to get back to low carb. However the last 10 days has been really hard, with business dinners every night, and family get together.
Last night was bad. I had dinner out, had a lot of bread, then shrimp, but with a baked potato, a martini, and a big piece of chocolate fudge cake. Came home, had a half a bagel with butter, and went to sleep. I know, disgusting.
So I woke up this morning at 4AM, with heartburn, and a sudden unexplained tenderness in my big toe (not gout, its not in the joint, more in the corner by the toenail). My heart rate (I wear a Fitbit) was in the high 70's it's usually in the low 50's when I wake ,(I'm on a beta blocker)
So I took my blood glucose - 205!!!.
Took it again thought it was an error, 188. Then Half hour later, 175. Crazy, never saw that before. Made me nervous,
Got back to sleep, woke at 7am. Another reading, 203!!. Nothing wrong with the meter or strips, because I tried another meter and got similar readings,
Got up, brushed my teeth, washed up. Took it again. 160. And again 2- minutes later, 164.
I haven't eaten since 10:30 last night.
I'm curious to get some thoughts,
Prior to today, I haven't measured BG in about
a week, but as I said, in the past, it's always low 100's first thing in the morning.
I'm very nervous about
Post Edited (Pratoman) : 10/8/2017 6:20:44 AM (GMT-6)