What I eat affecting my numbers

By Latest Reply 2008-11-18 16:40:18 -0600
Started 2008-11-18 11:44:12 -0600

How long does what I eat on any certain day stay in my system and affect my numbers? In other words, if I were to eat a piece of cake today, will that still have an immediate affect on my numbers, or will it not show up for several days? I have heard conflicting comments on this subject.


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Gabby
GabbyPA 2008-11-18 15:54:16 -0600 Report

Mary,
I am also not on meds and I recently did an all day experiment where I ate a single food or a meal and then I tested my blood glucose 30, 60, 90, and 120 minutes after. I poked myself 17 times that day, but I did find that I tend to reach my high in under 2 hours. That day I was all over the map...but all said and done, I started with the same number I ended with...go figure.

Aaron explained it really well, and there are always things that affect it that we are not aware of at the time.

I know that it does take a few days of regular exercise to catch up and be working with your levels. That is why I no longer do a 5 day routine. I make sure I exercise everyday. Even if it is not my full amount, I make sure I don't have a day that I am not doing something.

SkipT
SkipT 2008-11-18 16:40:18 -0600 Report

High carb and high fat foods can have a delayed effect on you BG. You make show good numbers two hours after eating it, but it may show up as a spike in BG four to six hours later.

caspersmama
caspersmama 2008-11-18 12:05:32 -0600 Report

For me, if I eat something like rice it raises my numbers for a few hours and then goes away. But others may be different.