Checking bgs 2 hours after meals

By lacat87 Latest Reply 2012-04-16 14:37:36 -0500
Started 2012-04-15 13:44:56 -0500

I have a question for all the "experts" on dc. I want to know how to proceed when I try a food and want to wait the 2 hours after it to see how it affects my bg. Do I sit still and do nothing to find out? Or can I go about my business and do things around the house, like housework, to find out?
I know if I vacuum, clean windows and do things of this nature, my bg will come down. Right now, after 2 hours of eating a processed snack my bg was 195 and 2 hours before that, at fasting, it was 100. Yes, I got up late again this morning! Been having a bad habit of doing that. Can't seem to get up at a reasonable hour.
But that's another subject!

8 replies

Harlen 2012-04-15 18:45:49 -0500 Report

I just get up and go ,do the same things I would do any other time .
That is unless you always sit and do nothing after you eat lol
Processed foods do the same to me sends me way up .

Do you know what a expert is ???????
Well lets brake it down
Ex - isnt that some thing or one that you got rid of ????
spert - is very little too ?
So what is an expert ????
Best wishes

lacat87 2012-04-16 13:46:03 -0500 Report

By "expert" I meant those of you who have had diabetes a lot longer than I have. I've only been a diabetic for 2 years by way of having my pancreas removed. So yeah, you are the ones who are more expert at this thing called diabetes than I am. You guys have more answers, suggestions, etc. than I do, Harlan. I don't know why I mentioned that I got up so late. Won't do that again.

red flower lady
red flower lady 2012-04-15 16:43:53 -0500 Report

Just do what you normally do and then check it. This will give you a more accurate test. Now, you can sit and do nothing the next time and then compare the two if it'll help you.

Nick1962 2012-04-15 14:51:26 -0500 Report

I'd go about my day as usual. the point of testing is to see your reactions under "real world" conditions. Obviously, you can't always wait 2 hours after every meal, but if you have a day where you can, record that too. I'm a big proponent of testing as often as possible while you're still in the discovery phase. the more data you get the better you can shape your activity and eating plan. There were days i tested 18 times, but now I pretty much know what's going on (most of the time).