Blood glucose

By Montia Latest Reply 2012-08-30 20:54:33 -0500
Started 2012-08-30 16:02:52 -0500

What are normal blood glucose levels after meals

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GabbyPA 2012-08-30 20:54:33 -0500 Report

What you might want to do is get an A1c reading from your doctor to see what is going on other times. 145 is a little over the high end of after meal numbers. How long after you eat are you testing?

What you might also want to do is test before you eat. Then after you eat, every 30 minutes test again until you hit a peak and then start to go down. That way you will find out when you "tend" to peak and you can test at that time again after a few different kind of meals and see what happens.

The other thing too is to balance your meal. If you eat a carb heavy meal, it will tend to shoot you up fast. If you balance it out with protein, fiber and fat, that high number might come slower and maybe not be so severe.

Montia 2012-08-30 16:24:44 -0500 Report

Ok I am 24 my glucose after a meal seems to be steady 145 so what does this mean? Thank you for responding :-)

jayabee52 2012-08-30 17:03:57 -0500 Report

If I got a reading like that consistently I would seek to lower my carbohydrate intake a bit.

What I had done is test a lot to see how my metabolism reacted to certain foods. We don't ALL metabolize the same foods the same way.

Check out how I did that here ~ The idea there is to create a notebook fine tuned to YOUR specific reactions to foods and drinks.

jayabee52 2012-08-30 16:22:52 -0500 Report

howdy Montia! WELCOME to Diabetic Connect

Blood glucose values 2 hours after eating (postprandial):
Less than 140 mg/dL (7.8 mmol/L) for people age 50 and younger; less than 150 mg/dL (8.3 mmol/L) for people ages 50-60; less than 160 mg/dL (8.9 mmol/L) for people age 60 and older.

Source: WebMD ~

James Baker

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