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SiobhanSiobhan Posts: 14,446 Born on Earth, Raised by The Mix
edited April 2021 in Health & Wellbeing
I’m getting really self conscious about how much sugar I intake

I just brought blood sugar testing kit. That comes tomorrow

Will this tel me if my diet is bad

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Will this tell me if I have a bad diet?
“ i think that deep down you still think life is worth living. It’s no where near over for you. You’re in pain. The thing you lost, Is the same thing that can stop that pain”
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  • coc0maccoc0mac Posts: 1,058 Wise Owl
    Hey Shaunie! :heart:

    To be perfectly honest, I'm not 100% sure about this. However, it could be a good idea to speak about your results from this with a medical professional over the phone if you were worried - they could tell you a little bit more about what it means :smile:

    I have a major sweet tooth, I definitely eat a lot more sugar than the savoury lovers in my fam. I scared myself before by googling about this haha, but when I brought this up with my GP they did a blood test and all was okay. I think it's about being mindful if you get any symptoms that you think could be from too much sugar, and checking them out if so :smile:

    I try to cut down on sugar with little changes. Like sugar free syrup at starbucks, having a hot choc instead of an actual chocolate bar, that kinda thing x
  • SiobhanSiobhan Posts: 14,446 Born on Earth, Raised by The Mix
    Thank you

    They came today
    My doctor gave me a peak flow today cause of my breathing. Feel like I could set up my own gp room lol

    My oxygen says is fine and my heart rate also says is fine.
    My blood sugar level is 7 which apparently normal but it’s one step closer to being borderline


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    “ i think that deep down you still think life is worth living. It’s no where near over for you. You’re in pain. The thing you lost, Is the same thing that can stop that pain”
  • SiobhanSiobhan Posts: 14,446 Born on Earth, Raised by The Mix
    Hope this doesn’t look like borderline health anxiety instead lol
    “ i think that deep down you still think life is worth living. It’s no where near over for you. You’re in pain. The thing you lost, Is the same thing that can stop that pain”
  • AislingDMAislingDM Moderator Posts: 969 Part of The Mix Family
    That sounds like some pretty good news @Shaunie !! Getting back 'normal' readings can feel good but I know it does not make your worries disappear entirely, life is rarely that simple.

    I must admit, it brings me a lot of relief having things like that around my house too - like a blood pressure machine can be such a simple, yet reassuring thing =)

    It makes sense to be concerned about your health, but I know it can become overwhelming when panic sets in, so I really am glad you wrote in about your worries! Sometimes doing something actionable, like ordering those test kits, can be really helpful so well done for doing that too x
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  • sailingswallowssailingswallows Posts: 68 Boards Initiate
    Hi Shaunie, I glad those things are coming back okay. I know that you wouldn't really want it much lower then 7 so thats good!
    I hope you can get access to what ever support you need!
    Glad the GP took the time and you can see if the peak flow is okay.
    Ge
  • SiobhanSiobhan Posts: 14,446 Born on Earth, Raised by The Mix
    Thanks but my fasting blood sugar levels have just said 6.7 which means pre diabetes
    “ i think that deep down you still think life is worth living. It’s no where near over for you. You’re in pain. The thing you lost, Is the same thing that can stop that pain”
  • SiobhanSiobhan Posts: 14,446 Born on Earth, Raised by The Mix
    Never mind it’s been under 5 now. Says 4.6 atm
    “ i think that deep down you still think life is worth living. It’s no where near over for you. You’re in pain. The thing you lost, Is the same thing that can stop that pain”
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