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PatriciaJ

Do naps affect blood sugar readings?

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PatriciaJ

Before breakfast my BS was 92. After a breakfast consisting of a blueberry muffin, a small banana, and coffee, the 2 hours post reading was 133. I know I shouldn't have had the muffin, but it was a left over from breakfast yesterday at a restaurant, I suspected the reading would be high, but I figured it would be the only carb I have today. Instead of taking my usual morning walk, I was tired and took a nap. I woke up 1 1/2 hours later (so that would be 3 1/2 hours after the breakfast and the reading was 130. Gee, it didn't go down much and I'm wondering if napping after a meal always has this effect on other people too??

 

Another question: How often is it safe to use a single lancet? And how do you clean it to prepare for the next BS testing?

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kooka

Carbs make you sleepy. Think of the difference between a steak and a bowl of spaghetti. The steak gives you energy. The spaghetti fills you up and makes you want to lay down. As for the lancets. I use mine til they get dull. Usually a couple of months. I occasionally rinse it with alcohol.

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Kit

Unless I get hit with dawn phenomena, which is becoming more and more rare, I will usually wake up within a few points of when I went to sleep, regardless of when I sleep.

 

I change my lancets monthly (usually on the first day of the month).  Others can go much longer, but around the end of the month I start to notice the pricks a little more and the spot where I lanced myself can be a little sore for a day or so.

 

The only time I cleaned a lancet was once when I suspected there might be residue on it affecting my readings.  Then I just wiped it down well with alcohol.  Didn't make any difference to the reading.  :D

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NoraWI

I never clean the lancets and use them until someone else wants me to test them. Then I change them twice... before I test them and then afterwards before resuming my own tests. I never use alcohol on my hands either. Washing well with soap and warm water does the job.

 

I think you took the nap BECAUSE you had eaten the muffin and the banana and your blood glucose level got high. Eat a breakfast of eggs with bacon or sausage, NO toast or muffin. That will keep you full until lunchtime and not load you up with carbs.

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dowling gram

You had way more carbs than were in that muffin. The muffin was bad enough but to add a banana on top was carb overload.

 

1 Medium Blueberry muffin has 54.24 G carbs and 2.9 G fiber for a total of 51.34 net carbs

1 Medium banana has 26.95 G of carbs and 3.1 G fiber for a total of 23.85 net carbs

 

You ate a total of 75.19 net carbs.

No matter what you did after eating your blood glucose would be high at 2 and 3 and maybe 4 hours. Exercise would have lowered it a bit but you would not use up all those carbs. Taking a nap would not allow you to burn off carbs so your BG would lower slowly.

 

Next time you want a muffin make it a muffin in a mug made with almond flower or flax or a combination of both

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funkynassau

I use my lancet til it hurts, which is usually after many months.  I dont wash them in any way.

 

The muffin and the banana were your downfall!

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