When does your blood glucose level peak after a meal?
Posted 22 October 2009 - 11:40 AM
Posted 22 October 2009 - 11:44 AM
Doc usually recommend testing 2 hrs after the first bite, as that's the time it usually takes for a non-diabetic to return to their pre-meal level. Our goal is 140 or less at that point. Personally, I don't worry as much about my peak on a daily basis as I do the 2 hr reading being at a acceptable level, though I will check at regular intervals when testing a new food.
You could find your peak by eating and testing at 30 minute intervals after that meal.
T2, diagnosed 8/31/06.
Meds: Metformin-ER 500 mg twice daily, HCTZ 12.5 mg every other day for BP Enalapril 20 mg 1 daily (ace-inhibitor)
Diet: I eat to my meter, generally eating 75-100 carbs/day with the occasional splurge.
Posted 22 October 2009 - 01:33 PM
* DIAGNOSED 5/27/09
* A1c: 05/27/09: 6.6
* A1c: 10/23/09: 6.1
* A1c: 01/21/10: 6.0
* A1c: 04/22/10: 6.0 (sigh)
* Home FBGs now 93 -116
* Failed the OGTT; 288 at 2 hrs. :eek:
* Insulow: 6 caps daily; 2@ 8 hr. intervals.
Posted 22 October 2009 - 04:05 PM
Dx prediabetic 02/08 (FBG 127 and 123), A1c 6.5
So far, controlled without meds.
Posted 22 October 2009 - 04:49 PM
Its been explained to me at times that the two hour is more indicative of where your body is settling in with the carb intake rather than a brief quick peak so a more averaged reading?
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