Morning BG after breakfast.

KrisTX
By KrisTX Latest Reply 2012-04-26 19:00:36 -0500
Started 2011-09-03 13:51:22 -0500

Hello everyone, more diet questions from me. =)

So my question is, my morning BG is around 100-115 before eating, and 2 hours after breakfast my BG is usually 125-140ish, thats after eating whole grain oatmeal or cheerios with 1% milk. My question is, post meal 125-140ish doesnt seem that high to me after cereal/oatmeal, and i've read its really not bad post breakfast. All my other meals for the day usually go back down to my "accepted" range of 110-115 2 hours after eating. Should i change my breakfast diet and get away from oatmeal and cheerios? Or should i just accept that my morning range might be alittle higher until i get my weight down?

Anyone Else see a higher post meal BG for breakfast and if so, what did you do/eat to fix this?

Another question as well that is more exercise related, but how long do you guys usually wait to exercise (i walk 1 mile everyday with wife)?

Thanks again for all the help in advance, looking forward to reading your replies =)


11 replies

margokittycat
margokittycat 2011-09-06 12:39:12 -0500 Report

yOUR READING OF 125-140 IS VERY ACCEPTABLE. IT MAY RANGE DIFFERENT FROM YOUR OTHER MEALS DUE TO THE AMOUNT OF CARBS IN THE MORNING. BUT IT IS BY NO MEANS UNNORMAL FOR A READING.

BeanieP
BeanieP 2011-09-05 11:16:15 -0500 Report

So what are the basic guidelines for blood glucose numbers? Only thing I was told was that the doctor wanted my fasting sugar to be less than 130, but that's 'cause it was so high. Depending on where you look, I get different numbers. I'm confused…

keith01
keith01 2011-09-04 15:07:11 -0500 Report

for exercise,i wait 1hr after dinner then walk 2 miles.brings my bg down to 80-100,then i have a very lite snack

keith01
keith01 2011-09-04 15:04:00 -0500 Report

love questions,thats how we learn.for me at breakfast,stay away from cereals.they have some form of sugar,yes even cheerios.protien,oatmeal,whole grain,fiber.no sweets.you are sweet enuff.hope this helps.luck to you

MewElla
MewElla 2011-09-04 14:06:02 -0500 Report

For breakfast, I have scrambled eggs, slice wheat toast, lite margine, no sugar jelly,1/2 apple sprinkled with cinnamon…then about 3 hrs after breakfast I go for long walk of 5 miles, get back and my bg is always on 80…when I eat cereal, my after breakfast #'s are high, even when I watch the cereal labels, etc…for me, protein in morning, with fibr (apple) gives me the most energy for the long walk and it works for me.

Doryian
Doryian 2011-09-04 04:52:47 -0500 Report

When you ask how long do we wait to exercise — do you mean before or after meals? Personally, I try to get my 30 minute, 1 mile walking in before dinner. I find that doing it after I eat often upsets my stomach. I read somewhere that you should eat a little snack before you exercise if you're eating afterward. I don't do this and seem to be fine so far. But be careful because your blood sugar can drop too low if you exercise on an "empty" stomach.

KrisTX
KrisTX 2011-09-04 09:35:07 -0500 Report

i usually walk 1 mile (30 mins) after my dinner at night. I've read that if you exercise after the meal, it helps lower your BG. I usually go 30 mins after i eat (based on the old swimming rules lol) but i've heard an hour is better.

MEGriff1950
MEGriff1950 2011-09-03 14:31:44 -0500 Report

I have found that 2 hours after I eat a high fiber meal whether it is cereal or bean soup my blood sugars are high but if I test again in 3 hours they are good. I think that this is because high fiber foods take longer to digest. I could be wrong but I keep a journal of everything I eat and my blood sugars and this seems to be a pattern. I would ask your dietician or doctor if you are concerned. My morning readings are always great.

stilllearning
stilllearning 2011-09-03 14:14:52 -0500 Report

I have trouble understanding my after breakfast bs#. Pre-breakfast I am 95-120 but post-bkfst I jump to around 250! I talked to a nurse and another diabetic and I am staying within my carbs. Cereal sugar grams are 5-6gm per serving. I was told to add some protien with my cereal and I am still 220. My diabetic, type 1 friend says she sees quite a spike after bkfst too. Rest of the day numbers are good. It's just that after breakfast number that bothers me. I take 10 units Lantus about 10pm. Any suggestions?

TamiR
TamiR 2012-04-26 19:00:36 -0500 Report

I was told it's something I'm eatting so I don't eat that anymore. Yes everything messes with our sugar level. I hope you are doing better.

grandmaducky
grandmaducky 2011-09-03 14:51:36 -0500 Report

i would try just protien only like scrambled eggs and cheese 1 morning and then check # see what that does if lower than you will know its the cereal :)

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