Morning glucose test - higher when cold?

Posted by kateia @kateia, Jan 17, 2020

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.

@retiredteacher

@contentandwell In this town there are no concierge doctors. But, several practices that were a group, like where my PCP is, just refused to join the movement. So, we can see our PCP or others in the group if needed, but of course they are what used to be called "blackballed." It should be against the law, but I suppose since it's a private business, there is nothing the law can do. It is a very dangerous situation for people who need help.
Carol

Jump to this post

@retiredteacher If there were good doctors here in private practice and still accepting new patients I would be seeing one of them. I really hate this arrangement, as I have said many times.
JK

REPLY
@contentandwell

@retiredteacher If there were good doctors here in private practice and still accepting new patients I would be seeing one of them. I really hate this arrangement, as I have said many times.
JK

Jump to this post

@contentandwell I totally agree. It is just another incidence of what was a revered career that has relegated itself to mediocre in many instances. No more compassion, concern, loyalty, and personally knowing patients for years. It is sad to have lived through the best and now have to research to tell the dr. what the diagnosis is! I can't imagine how much worse it will get.
Carol

REPLY

I have accidently led a good life on the farm, and in addition to the fresh veggies and fruit, I have been on well water, softened, since I was six. I have had my house well tested and believe I am about as safe as can be, since it comes through sandy soils. It is too difficult for me to carry home bottled water, and for a while I drank "hard" water from the pump just because I liked it. But I don't drink enough water and am trying to correct that. So I can't say for sure what programs do the best for my body, but I believe it all helps keep me going in the end. And I do realize that too many farm families are obese, but with education and supporting each other we can remedy some of our health issues. My children's families are eating healthier and going to the gym. So we are making progress slowly. And I don't have a water usage bill, and don't use much softener salt. I aim for comfort these days. Dorisena

REPLY
@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

Jump to this post

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!!

REPLY
@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!!

Jump to this post

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

REPLY
@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

Jump to this post

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

REPLY
@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

Jump to this post

@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

REPLY

@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,

REPLY
@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,

Jump to this post

@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

REPLY

@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

REPLY
@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

Jump to this post

@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

REPLY
@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

Jump to this post

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

REPLY
Please sign in or register to post a reply.