BG readings 2 hours after a meal

By NewSong53 Latest Reply 2014-08-17 16:18:45 -0500
Started 2014-08-17 10:42:48 -0500

My fasting BG this morning was 170. Two hours after breakfast it was 190. It would seem to me that my BG would be higher after a meal — or am I mistaken? My breakfast was 1 slice of whole wheat toast and an omelet with butter, fresh mushrooms eggs and cheddar cheese.

Also, yesterday I ate mostly protein but did have a biscuit for breakfast and two small easy-peel oranges before bedtime. Did I blow it? Thanks!

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GabbyPA 2014-08-17 10:51:03 -0500 Report

Testing is the only way to know if you blew it for sure. Foods affect us all so differently.

I would say that your breakfast was a very good one. Mostly protein and veggies with some fat and carbs. Nicely balanced. That could be why your rise was so little.

But before you get too excited...have you tested your post meal levels to see when you peak? Most people peak at 2 hours, but sometimes people tend to peak earlier OR they have a meal so rich in fat and protein, that they peak later. One way to see when you "tend" to peak is to test every 30 minutes up to 2 and a half hours or when you start to see a decline in the number. You may find you "tend" to peak at a different time. If you do that for a week, you will get an average (and sore fingers, sorry) of how your body works. Then you will know when you "tend" to peak and when to test after a meal.

NewSong53 2014-08-17 11:12:32 -0500 Report

Thanks, Gabby! I'll start testing at these intervals to see what happens. Need to get out the little notebook to record everything. But what's a week of constant monitoring if it teaches me what I can eat (or not)!

GabbyPA 2014-08-17 16:18:45 -0500 Report

This is how I found I cannot eat corn in any form without expecting a spike. And pomegranates too. I also found that Bluebell ice cream (homemade vanilla) with some chopped walnuts was okay to eat (1/2 cup only) So it will tell you the good and the bad alike.

Glucerna 2014-08-17 12:17:54 -0500 Report

You're right that frequent testing over a week, along with keeping records of what you're eating and drinking and the amount of carbohydrate you consume, is going to give you excellent information about how your body handles various foods. Also note any exercise or physical activity, stress levels, and how much sleep you're getting because all off these can also affect blood sugar levels. Let us know what you discover. ~Lynn @Glucerna