What is too high a peak?

By DavinaRN Latest Reply 2012-04-28 14:00:06 -0500
Started 2012-04-25 19:55:48 -0500

Fairly early stages of diabetes, fasting with bydureon are normal non-diabetic numbers. What would be to high or to much of a peak? For example had a small banana this am, went from 72 to 91 in 30 min. Yesterday had my first sweet in over a week (air head candy) 30 min peak 137, one hour 117. I want to keep my numbers non-diabetic normal for as long as possible, but what are normal peaks?

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flipmom 2012-04-27 11:37:23 -0500 Report

hi there! for me, i get my peak bg in about 15 - 30 mins when i eat high carb foods like banana or rice or sweets. so in about 2 hours i will be really low and needs to eat again, i learned that if i eat healthy or low carb foods , i will peak in about 2 hours because my bg is steady rising and slowly declining too which is the goal.

DavinaRN 2012-04-28 14:00:06 -0500 Report

i seem to peak in 30min from straight carb/sweet, but I feel neausated if I go into 130's or higher. Yesterday both myself and a friend had a snack, I had just one cookie with a few peanuts for protein and she had four cookies. At one hour I was at 120 and she was 98 (she's not diabetic). So even though i'm not going real high it is still higher than normal.

Young1s 2012-04-26 11:31:05 -0500 Report

Do you mean peaks in how HIGH after eating or how LONG after eating. If it's how high, I've heard anywhere from 30-50 points after eating is acceptable, but lower is better. If it's how long, the norm is 2 hours after eating, but some have found their peaks at 1-1 1/2 hours after. It's just a matter of having the strips and the time to test frequently enough to figure it out.

For example, here's a series of tests on Cream of Wheat that one of our members did (Graylin Bee) to figure out her peak.
Test 1
Test 2
Test 3

DavinaRN 2012-04-26 16:27:13 -0500 Report

Sorry for not clarifying better. I meant how high should my blood sugar go? I don't see the Endo until July and the diabetic teaching classes are $1124 and insurance doesn't pay until deductible of $5000 is reached.

Young1s 2012-04-26 16:58:02 -0500 Report

That's okay. It happens to me all the time. What I'm saying in my mind doesn't always come across on the computer screen.

There isn't really a definitive answer, which is why depending on who you ask, a rise in your BG's of 30-50 points is acceptable, but lower is better. Here's a snippet from the end of Graylin Bee's 3rd test that shows what the different diabetic authorities say. The Non-Diabetic range may be what your reaching for:


*ADA: "Post-prandial (or after meal) glucose measurements should be made 1–2 hours after the beginning of the meal, generally peak levels in patients with diabetes."

ADA = American Diabetes Assn.
Joslin = Joslin Diabetes Center
AACE= American Association Of Clinical Endocrinologists
Non-diabetic= ranges compiled from goals of all agencies.

DavinaRN 2012-04-27 17:49:46 -0500 Report

Okay thanks. Looks like I am in high non diabetic range with bydureon (just took 3rd shot) so I have a little work to do

Young1s 2012-04-26 18:03:44 -0500 Report

Your welcome Al. But truly the credit goes to Graylin Bee. I just copied and pasted it from her 3rd Cream of Wheat experiment.