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.

@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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