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By Candace66t Latest Reply 2009-08-23 11:11:30 -0500
Started 2009-08-21 21:42:32 -0500

Hello, My name is Candace. I joined Diabetic Connect 2 days ago. I hope to learn a lot from Diabetic Connect. My husband was diagnosed with Diabetes Type 2 on 8/12/09. I am trying my best to learn as much as I can about Diabetes. I just tested my hubby's blood and it was 180. Is this good? I am not sure what it should be after eating. He ate 2 hours ago. He took his blood sugar tablet right after eating. How soon after eating should I test his blood?


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roger 2009-08-23 11:11:30 -0500 Report

ya what they said you also mite try your local hosp to see if they have any classes that you can go to but other than that do like we all have lear as you go and ask DC if you cant fig it out and we will try to help we all will share just about any thing you want to know and some things you never wanted to know. but we try to be up frount and personal good luck and welcome to the crew

2catty 2009-08-22 20:31:38 -0500 Report

Welcome aboard and hope you make yourself at home. I am on a pump and test 10 times a day. They want my sugars below 180 2 hours after eating but now that my pump is doing so good for me is generally is lower than that. His Dr. should give him guideline of when and how often to test and make sure you encourage it, because it is very discouraging thing to have in the beginning. Hang in there the both of you. It takes team effort, we are here for you.

mamaoak 2009-08-22 12:44:20 -0500 Report

wellcom to our site lots of good people her with good advivce hope you learn lot and enjoy it is a wonderfull place to learn.

2009-08-22 12:41:04 -0500 Report

Welcome to our site. You will find this is the right place to be, alot of helpful hints, advice, recipes, and good people.

Antique-Dave 2009-08-22 08:46:37 -0500 Report

A goal for most people is to be under 140 2 hours after a meal. Continous levels above 140 is when you start having problems with damage from the high blood glucose and high insulin.

His medication is supposed to help but is not a free pass, you can't take your medication and expect to continue eating the same way that you always have in the past.

He is going to have to experiment with foods to see how they impact his glucose levels. If I were at 180 after 2 hours I would know that I either ate something that I should not eat any more or I ate too much of something with a lot of carbohydrates and need to cut back the portion.

Many people will test at 1, 2, and 3 hours after a meal to see what kind of glucose spike they are getting from their meals. You don't have to do that after every meal but the extra testing early on can help you figure out which foods are more friendly to your body.

Its all about the carbs, and lowering the amount that you eat in a day.

hbkunkel 2009-08-22 06:26:52 -0500 Report

Welcome. You have come to the right place. When I was first diagnosed I was testing 4 times a day - before breafast and before dinner one day and before lunch and at bedtime the next. It would be of great help to both of you if you attend diabetic education classes. Check with your doctor,

Jipwhip 2009-08-21 23:48:43 -0500 Report

Hello and welcome here. You can test his blood two hours after eating. No sooner than that. And just take one day at a time.

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Debe Pendice 2009-08-21 22:43:59 -0500 Report

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Vicrgreen 2009-08-21 22:19:07 -0500 Report

Welcome. You've come to the right place. There are many very knowledgeable people here.

Generally speaking they recommend testing 2 hours after eating. My doctor has me test when I first get up which gives me a fasting baseline for the day and then before I go to bed. When I was in the hospital they computed the grams of carbohydrates in my meals and gave me insulin based on that figure.

Your doctor should be able to give you numbers to be looking for and at what times and under what circumstances, specific to your husband. Anything you get from here can only be in general terms.

I hope you will find yourself right at home here. The information available is incredible and because we all either have or live with someone who has diabetes it is firsthand.