Jump to content
Diabetes forums
  • Welcome To Diabetes Forums!

    Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today to contribute and support the site.

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

merryj

Question on 1 hour post meal testing

Recommended Posts

merryj

I have a question. I have read that you should test one hour after taking your first bite of a meal. What if you eat long leisurely meals? We can still be enjoying a dinner an hour after the first bite. What is the advice from the board?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
NoraWI

The one hour recommendation is to catch the top of the meal spike. Not that important. The important test is at 2 hours when you should be down to below 140, leisurely meals included. :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
miketurco

One and two hours are good rules of thumb but they're not written in stone. What these times are supposed to represent is one's high spike after eating (1hr) and recovery time (2hrs). This varies meal-to-meal and person-to-person. Nora says two hours is most important because that's what indicates whether you dosed your insulin right, etc. I consider the one hour more important because I have a "not to exceed" bg goal.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

×

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.