Why does my Sugar Jump so Much?

By BooTN Latest Reply 2014-11-10 09:02:20 -0600
Started 2014-11-06 15:44:25 -0600

Trying to figure this out…I was diagnoised in 2008 as Type 1. Really trying to get this under control. This morning I woke up with glucose at 69, I had a 4gm fast acting glucose tab. An hour and half later my glucose read 145. Is it how my body reacts to carbs?

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3 replies

GabbyPA 2014-11-07 06:05:34 -0600 Report

The trick is that 15 minutes after you took the tablet, you should have tested again to see what direction your levels were going. If you were going up, then you could have eaten a regular meal that might have leveled out the simple care you consumed. It's hard to figure out sometimes for sure. I tend to agree with James in that your liver was already trying to help and the two of them made a bigger spike than you anticipated.

jayabee52 2014-11-06 20:10:59 -0600 Report

Howdy BooTN

Yes your body seems to be quite sensitive to carbs.

Since your fasting BG (blood glucose) was low you may have kinda gotten a double whammy as you may have had a liver dump at about the same time you took the glucose tab.

The only way I could think to find that out would be to do a baseline BG reading, consume the glucose tab and then at 1 hr and 2 hr post prandial do another reading and see what your readings would be.

If you are having a lot of hypo (low BG) events, (technically 69 mg/dl is a hypo) you may want to read up on the 15/15 rule here ~ http://www.diabeticconnect.com/diabetes-discu...

God's best to you and yours

James Baker

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