testing times?

By KrisTX Latest Reply 2011-09-05 11:11:16 -0500
Started 2011-09-05 11:03:04 -0500

So I've been tracking/testing my before and after meal BG for a week now, but one thing i've noticed is that sometimes my post meal test is not always 2 hours exactly after i eat, sometimes its 2.5 hours or 2.25 hours. My question is, does it have to be exactly 2 hours to be an accurate measurement of post meal BG, or does 15-30 mins not matter that much?

Second question, I've noticed that with my dinner, if I walk an hour after dinner, my BG drops down usually under 100. Is it a good idea to exercise after every meal (not serious work out, just a short walk maybe a mile/half a mile walk)?

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GabbyPA 2011-09-05 11:11:16 -0500 Report

What you might want to do to find your "peak" is to test every 30 minutes after you start eating and see when you tend to peak. That is your benchmark for future after meal testing times. I tend to peak 90-120 minutes after I eat. So if I test 1 1/2 hour after eating up to 2 hours, I am fairly confident to find my peak. Everyone is different and if you eat a fruit cup with no other things to slow down your spike, you may want to test earlier. It really depends on how balanced your meal is.

I also find my best drop is to exercise after a meal. I tend to rise if I exercise before breakfast, so I moved my walks to after dinner. The temperature is usually better and the dog enjoys it too.

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