Morning glucose test - higher when cold?

Posted by kateia @kateia, Fri, Jan 17 11:17am

Can your test be higher if you are cold? We keep our thermostat set at 61 overnight so the house is chilly when I get up. So I sat with a blanket over me for a couple of minutes before taking my blood test and the numbers were lower? Also, I’ve had a lot a headaches due to barometer changes and was wondering if the headaches can affect my blood tests.

@dorisena

Kateia, you are being successful if your AIC is so low. I have the same problems with getting help but at least Medicare pays for things. I have been trying to diet but my waist keeps getting larger, so I am thinking the insulin really isn't working inside my body. Once I ate fat foot in the middle of the night and woke up to much lower blood sugar number. Low carbs is supposed to make your body use stored fat for energy and that isn't happening to me. Something is pinched in my lower back and I have awful pain but think it is the metal cage doing the pain. I am going to the chiropractor tomorrow because he is the most helpful to my spine condition. Yesterday I ate leftover waffles and bacon from the freezer and had lower blood sugar this morning. I didn't exercise. I am refusing to get upset about my problems and am taking things in stride. Do we know what is in GOLO and some of these new products for dropping weight?
I am not going to use anything that I don't know what is in it. I bought a product on the web and it sits on my pantry shelf. I am ready to let it all go except that I have to get into a nice dress for my granddaughter's wedding in August. I am planning to garden in pots and waist high benches this year. Dorisena

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I've really been struggling this winter. Will be so happy when Spring is here!! Can't seem to get the Christmas weight off that I put on. I seem to be hungry all the time. I have been reading some about diabetes and finding out foods like brown rice that are high in carbs are also high in nutrients and fiber that slows the increases in blood sugars. I just miss all of the bread and white carbs that are such a no, no for us. We just have to stick to things and keep trucking along. I wouldn't even consider taking a weight loss product that's advertised on TV. Too worried about the side effects that it may have. We're making 3 more raised beds for this summer. They are not high ones but at least I won't have to be bending over so much. Take care!!

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@kateia

I've really been struggling this winter. Will be so happy when Spring is here!! Can't seem to get the Christmas weight off that I put on. I seem to be hungry all the time. I have been reading some about diabetes and finding out foods like brown rice that are high in carbs are also high in nutrients and fiber that slows the increases in blood sugars. I just miss all of the bread and white carbs that are such a no, no for us. We just have to stick to things and keep trucking along. I wouldn't even consider taking a weight loss product that's advertised on TV. Too worried about the side effects that it may have. We're making 3 more raised beds for this summer. They are not high ones but at least I won't have to be bending over so much. Take care!!

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Katia, I eat $4 a loaf bread that has sprouted grains and sometimes I eat rye bread because it has some flavor. I no longer want white bread at all. I bought a mixed jar of brown rice, wild rice and a little white rice which seems to work well and I put a veggie in it as well. I like sauted mushrooms in the mix. Yes, the weight seems to want to stay on, doesn't it. But I have six months to lose around the waist in order to get into a nice dress for my granddaughter's wedding. I didn't gain at Christmas because I am accustomed to behaving myself and not eating the sweets. I put four pieces of candy in the freezer and just ate them last week. I don't bake cookies anymore. Once in a while I bake muffins with applesauce or apples, or blueberries and low sugar. I miss spaghetti and only have it every few months. I am hungry for a veggie pizza and good ones are hard to find. I eat a lot of salmon. I haven't had ice cream since last May. I will have to have some for a birthday, eventually. I am looking forward to new raised benches for gardening this spring. Dorisena

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@retiredteacher

@contentandwell I agree completely. In the last six months this trend has run rampant in our town. The hospital (a small, local, individually owned and run by a local Board of Directors) bought out almost all of the doctors in town. The hospital runs everything from billing to treatment. It does not work. The practice my PCP is in refused to "join" the big boys, so we can see her and they have an answering service on the weekend, but that practice cannot send patients to the local hospital since they don't belong to the system. That's what happened to my endocrinologist (the only one in town). They ran him out and hired a young woman with Dr. in front of her name and got it from a "university" from in the middle of the West Indies somewhere. Other practices have joined and a lone, rogue dr. doesn't have a chance. They join and as JK said they work 9-5 and have no bookwork or concern for patients. Recently my husband's heart doctors in a bigger city have joined their business hospital association, but they are with a very large hospital, so I am not anxious when we see them. However, in the small town, it's wrong and chaotic and very dangerous.
Carol

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Hi! I live 50 miles from NYC. In the city I am fortunate to have 3 specialists and a primary physician. I also have local Dr here at home it has changed the same way as in your towns. The city is much better but too crowded now

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@syb

Hi! I live 50 miles from NYC. In the city I am fortunate to have 3 specialists and a primary physician. I also have local Dr here at home it has changed the same way as in your towns. The city is much better but too crowded now

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@syb If you go to the city for your medical care and need a gastroenterologist, my prior one is there and he is great. He was at Mass General but is now at Columbia, which I guess is affiliated with New York-Presbyterian Hospital. I may even go there when I need my next endoscopy since my daughter lives in NYC and I could combine it with some time with her. His name is Dr. Chin Hur. I went to him for Barrett's Esophagus.
JK

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@contentandwell, thank you for sharing, but I am very fortunate to have some of the best specialists in their given fields. Dr D Deitrich GI, Dr. M Apa Dentist, Dr Bernard Cohen Neurology and Vistibular Disorders He has passed away and need a good Neurologist, Dr Scmuha, small brain specialists,

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@syb

@contentandwell, thank you for sharing, but I am very fortunate to have some of the best specialists in their given fields. Dr D Deitrich GI, Dr. M Apa Dentist, Dr Bernard Cohen Neurology and Vistibular Disorders He has passed away and need a good Neurologist, Dr Scmuha, small brain specialists,

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@syb That's great that you have such a wonderful team of doctors. I feel that I do too, most of them being at Mass General.
JK

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@contentandwell Hi JK I have to cancel a Dr appt he is the neuro Dr . But not going out till this is over . Guess a lot of people will be in same boat. Better be safe the sorry right

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@lioness

@contentandwell Hi JK I have to cancel a Dr appt he is the neuro Dr . But not going out till this is over . Guess a lot of people will be in same boat. Better be safe the sorry right

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@lioness Absolutely. I have an MRI scheduled in April with a follow-up appointment with my oncologist. I suspect that my transplant team will suggest I postpone that.
JK

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@dorisena

Katia, I eat $4 a loaf bread that has sprouted grains and sometimes I eat rye bread because it has some flavor. I no longer want white bread at all. I bought a mixed jar of brown rice, wild rice and a little white rice which seems to work well and I put a veggie in it as well. I like sauted mushrooms in the mix. Yes, the weight seems to want to stay on, doesn't it. But I have six months to lose around the waist in order to get into a nice dress for my granddaughter's wedding. I didn't gain at Christmas because I am accustomed to behaving myself and not eating the sweets. I put four pieces of candy in the freezer and just ate them last week. I don't bake cookies anymore. Once in a while I bake muffins with applesauce or apples, or blueberries and low sugar. I miss spaghetti and only have it every few months. I am hungry for a veggie pizza and good ones are hard to find. I eat a lot of salmon. I haven't had ice cream since last May. I will have to have some for a birthday, eventually. I am looking forward to new raised benches for gardening this spring. Dorisena

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Dorisena, I've struggled all winter trying to get into gear. However, I've kept 20 of the 30 pounds off so I'm happy about that. Have started walking out doors and have found some of the walking indoors has helped with my endurance. One thing I've found that helps my morning test is fasting from 7 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. My numbers are down by 20 points if I do so. Plus, can't get hungry when I'm sleeping. Stress from this crazy virus has affected my numbers as well. Trying not to let it bother me. Been working on a quilt that was given to my by my mother in law 20 years ago. It was one her aunt made that was given to her. It's very fragile and cannot be used on a bed. I've just sort of tacked it together so I can display it over the back of my davenport. Finished it yesterday. Working on a quilt my granddaughter and I started a couple of years ago. All hand sewn. So far just piecing it together. Can't wait for the weather to warm up a few more degrees so I can start working outside. My son and family may come next week to help tear down a building plus help with other odd jobs. Stay safe. Stay healthy. Katia

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@kateia

Dorisena, I've struggled all winter trying to get into gear. However, I've kept 20 of the 30 pounds off so I'm happy about that. Have started walking out doors and have found some of the walking indoors has helped with my endurance. One thing I've found that helps my morning test is fasting from 7 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. My numbers are down by 20 points if I do so. Plus, can't get hungry when I'm sleeping. Stress from this crazy virus has affected my numbers as well. Trying not to let it bother me. Been working on a quilt that was given to my by my mother in law 20 years ago. It was one her aunt made that was given to her. It's very fragile and cannot be used on a bed. I've just sort of tacked it together so I can display it over the back of my davenport. Finished it yesterday. Working on a quilt my granddaughter and I started a couple of years ago. All hand sewn. So far just piecing it together. Can't wait for the weather to warm up a few more degrees so I can start working outside. My son and family may come next week to help tear down a building plus help with other odd jobs. Stay safe. Stay healthy. Katia

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It is so good to hear you are doing well. I have been reading on the web and have read a few times that cinnamon will reduce blood sugar numbers, so I put a spoonful of Vietnam cinnamon I bought from a wholesale house into a cup of orange herbal tea and chugged it down. I think it lowered my number to 111 which made me happy, but I was busy on the toilet which is o.k. because I do not like constipation. I will drink some more, but maybe not every day and let you know how it goes. I read that there are a couple of types of cinnamon and this I have is really strong flavored. I am going to have my granddaughter get out my exercise bike and make a gym in the basement as she is laid off from her coaching job and could whip some of us into better shape. I will do the exercise bands but can't bend my knee enough for the bike. I am sewing a quilt top for a neighbor who quilts them on her machine and donates them. I also knitted a pair of socks for granddaughter's boyfriend as knitting relaxes me. Dorisena.

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@dorisena

It is so good to hear you are doing well. I have been reading on the web and have read a few times that cinnamon will reduce blood sugar numbers, so I put a spoonful of Vietnam cinnamon I bought from a wholesale house into a cup of orange herbal tea and chugged it down. I think it lowered my number to 111 which made me happy, but I was busy on the toilet which is o.k. because I do not like constipation. I will drink some more, but maybe not every day and let you know how it goes. I read that there are a couple of types of cinnamon and this I have is really strong flavored. I am going to have my granddaughter get out my exercise bike and make a gym in the basement as she is laid off from her coaching job and could whip some of us into better shape. I will do the exercise bands but can't bend my knee enough for the bike. I am sewing a quilt top for a neighbor who quilts them on her machine and donates them. I also knitted a pair of socks for granddaughter's boyfriend as knitting relaxes me. Dorisena.

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@dorisena If you are consuming a lot of cinnamon you should consider switching to Ceylon cinnamon. I purchase it at Amazon but it is also available at Whole Foods. Ceylon cinnamon does not have coumarin in it which is something that can be harmful in large doses. The flavor of Ceylon cinnamon is very much milder so you can use more of it also. I use Ceylon cinnamon in my oatmeal and in my yogurt which are my two most frequent breakfasts. Ceylon cinnamon is also called "true cinnamon".
I find that my doctors will not say that cinnamon is helpful for diabetes, but I believe it is based on my own experience.

From healthline.com
Which type of cinnamon is healthiest?
Both Ceylon and cassia are healthy and delicious. However, if you intend to consume large amounts of this spice or take a supplement, cassia can be harmful because of the coumarin content. At the end of the day, Ceylon cinnamon is better quality and much safer.
Jul 15, 2016

Also a link with more detail about Ceylon cinnamon:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3854496/
JK

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@contentandwell

@dorisena If you are consuming a lot of cinnamon you should consider switching to Ceylon cinnamon. I purchase it at Amazon but it is also available at Whole Foods. Ceylon cinnamon does not have coumarin in it which is something that can be harmful in large doses. The flavor of Ceylon cinnamon is very much milder so you can use more of it also. I use Ceylon cinnamon in my oatmeal and in my yogurt which are my two most frequent breakfasts. Ceylon cinnamon is also called "true cinnamon".
I find that my doctors will not say that cinnamon is helpful for diabetes, but I believe it is based on my own experience.

From healthline.com
Which type of cinnamon is healthiest?
Both Ceylon and cassia are healthy and delicious. However, if you intend to consume large amounts of this spice or take a supplement, cassia can be harmful because of the coumarin content. At the end of the day, Ceylon cinnamon is better quality and much safer.
Jul 15, 2016

Also a link with more detail about Ceylon cinnamon:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3854496/
JK

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Thanks for the information. Warning to folks like me who don't write things down: it's "Ceylon" and shouldn't be considered the same as other cinnamons, including one called, I think, Saigon cinnamon, whose taste I did not enjoy.

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@trishanna

Thanks for the information. Warning to folks like me who don't write things down: it's "Ceylon" and shouldn't be considered the same as other cinnamons, including one called, I think, Saigon cinnamon, whose taste I did not enjoy.

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I am glad to have this site to give the correct facts about advice on the web. It is so helpful and reassuring. Dorisena

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