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Hi, I was just wonder if anyones knows how high a NoN-diabetic persons bg can go or 'should' go after eating regular meals?

I did a test on my mum a few weeks back after we both ate the same meal of brown rice, chicken vegtables and a stir fry sauce (one not too high in sugar), We did it just to see what a normal person's reading would be, I was expecting it to be around 7 or 8 maybe even less than that. But it was 9.5 mmol/L (192 mg/dl). I didn't think a non-diabetic would ever go that high. It's confused me a little, because surely if she's not diabetic but having sugars like that after eating a meal it can't be to good for her health. My mum is 40 something (45 i think) and has no symtoms of diabetes... is it normal??

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That is indeed higher than a Non sould be after eating, but my question would be how many carbs did she take in?

I would imagine that if a NON took in a HUge amount of carbs then that would blow their B/G reading higher than normal. Much the same as if they had suddenly done much more exercise than normal would fatigue them to a non-normal level.
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Lor,
Without looking it up I believe a Random Plasma Glucose Test above 140mg/dl or 7.8mmol/L during a regular check up. Would be cause for a doctor to ask for a Fasting Plasme Glucose Test and Glucose Tolerence Test. Failing the FPGT or GTT on a differnt day would be grounds for diagnosing diabetes. Failing any two of the three test on different days fills the criteria for diabetes. So in short get your MUM to a DOC. Remember she may not have symptoms yet, but symptoms are another form of complications. Get it early before she does show symptoms.

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LauRa Lu,

Try doing a fasting bg test. If the reading is higher than 6.5, it would probably be a good idea for your Mom to visit her doctor and have a Glucose Tolerance test done.

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Thanks for all the advice. I'll speak to her about it and try to do a fasting test soon. I hope it's not diabetes... but I supose at least it would be caught early if it is, not like when i was diagnosed.


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Also before you get upset about it did you remember all the basic things like making sure her hands were entirely clean beofre the test?

Im not sure if I am right on this one or not, but don't non diabetics sugars rise when they are fighting a trivial virus as well? (As I said might be wrong)

I agree with Harold and Mark that you should do a fasting test.

Hope everything is OK

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yeh, we did make sure her hands were clean before we did it, I know what a difference that can make.... I once forgot and did a test which read 17.0 Washed my hands did it again and it was actually 2.3 mmol/L :) that was the last time I forget to wash my hands ;)
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Hello
I did a test on my wife after she ate her extra special chocolate deserts. This actually made me a little upset. She was at 87mg/dsl. (sorry I do not know the conversion) I thought that she would have a higher reading due to hearing from a doctor that normals can have a high reading after eating unusual amounts of Carbs and or sugars. I guess I am just a bit jealous of her pancreas.
I hope this is useful somehow.
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The package insert that comoes with the strips for my One Touch Ultra meter gives the following range of blood glucose levels for non-diabetic people:

Before breakfast: 3.9 - 5.8 (70 - 105)
Before lunch or dinner: 3.9 - 6.1 (70 - 110)
1 hour after meals: less than 8.9 (160)
2 hours after meals: less than 6.7 (120)
Between 2 and 4 a.m. greater than 3.9 (70)

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Originally posted by KLD
The package insert that comoes with the strips for my One Touch Ultra meter gives the following range of blood glucose levels for non-diabetic people:

Before breakfast: 3.9 - 5.8 (70 - 105)
Before lunch or dinner: 3.9 - 6.1 (70 - 110)
1 hour after meals: less than 8.9 (160)
2 hours after meals: less than 6.7 (120)
Between 2 and 4 a.m. greater than 3.9 (70)

Karen



That will be useful, thankyou for that :)

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