High BS before meal

By genniedevera Latest Reply 2012-08-25 18:07:04 -0500
Started 2012-08-24 22:31:07 -0500

What if the BS is a bit high before meal? Do I wait until it goes down before I can eat?

7 replies

MAYS 2012-08-25 18:07:04 -0500 Report

No, you don't have to, if you do something as simple as go for a light walk before eating, or a brisk 30-45 minute walk afterwards, or ride a bike (an exercise bike will do) for 20-30 minutes before or after will lower your blood glucose numbers.
Ao there are things that you can do if you would like to lower your numbers vefore, or after you eat!

flipmom 2012-08-25 00:34:51 -0500 Report

I try to just eat my protien and very little carb, like carbs on vegetable.. ie, cauliflower, spinach or broccoli… etc. I was thinkig that skipping a meal is not good either.. but Im not really sure.

Set apart
Set apart 2012-08-24 22:44:05 -0500 Report

I usually will eat a very High protein meal with actually no carbs. Depending on the # I may need some fast acting insulin. If you go for a walk it will also bring it down.

Patty0057 2012-08-24 22:43:02 -0500 Report

I'm a type 2 & I definitely will wait until I hit the normal range before putting anything else in my mouth.
Be sure to test at the correct time which is 2 hours after you have begun eating. If you test too soon after eating you'll get a higher reading than waiting for the 2 hours.
I usually eat 30 grams of carbs at a time & space put the carb load to help avoid the high blood sugars. I hope that helps you.

genniedevera 2012-08-25 06:07:16 -0500 Report

Thank you Patty…wow I've been checking 2 hours after I stopped eating! I also take my metformin right after I ate… :-( …

GabbyPA 2012-08-24 22:42:09 -0500 Report

If my numbers are high before it is time to eat I will often eat a very low carb meal. Now, I am not on insulin so I don't know how that would work if you are. But eating a cucumber and tomato salad with balsamic vinegar actually helps my numbers go down. Or I eat a protein packed meal with chicken and maybe some other protein such as cottage cheese and a low carb veggie.

Sometimes our body wants to give you more energy (via your liver) and while you are waiting for it to go down, your body supplies the extra. So giving your body something to chew on can help. Drinking a good bit of water can help as well.

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