Confused---Blood Sugar now Lower after 2 hours after meal

By favefive Latest Reply 2009-09-21 14:46:03 -0500
Started 2009-09-21 10:37:05 -0500

I have just been recently diagnosed—-I think (not sure) it is Type 2, doctor did not say over the phone when she gave me my lab results. She wanted me to take a diabetes management class, which I scheduled for next week. She wants to see me after 4 weeks. It has been 3 weeks since she told me and I am about to see her on 10/1.

She asked me to take my BG test before and after meal. I have noticed that my BG level before meal range between 135 to 180; the highest being in the morning before breakfast. After each meal, it goes down to a normal reading after meal…ranging from 130 to 154. There was even a time I started with 140 and after meail it was 106. I have cut down on white carb and been eating in small portions. I also try to walk everyday (3x a day/15mins each). Is my BG before meal high because I may be too hungry? I know I feel the hunger pangs at times.

By the way, I have noticed significant improvement whenI started cutting down on carbs and walking, during my first few days of testing my before meal was 170-205 and the after meals 210-297. Now it is what I mentioned above, but I am concerned mybefore meals are higher than after.

Please shed some light. I also plan to ask my doctor about it on my next appointment.

Thanks for your help everyone!

8 replies

John Crowley
John Crowley 2009-09-21 14:08:29 -0500 Report

So there can be a lot of reasons for your blood sugar to be higher before a meal than after.

First of all, everyone has higher numbers first thing in the morning. It's part of how your body gets ready to wake up for the day. There are sugars stored in your liver and your body releases some when it's time to wake up. Additionally, everyone's body is a little more insulin resistant first thing in the morning.

Second, being high before lunch or dinner is most likely related to what you are eating. Any snack you eat between meals with carbs in it will cause your blood sugar to go higher. If you're eating meals with a large amount of fat, those meals tend to digest very slowly and might cause you to reach your post-meal peak much later than you would expect.

Hope that helps a little.

favefive 2009-09-21 14:46:03 -0500 Report

John Crowley…thank you for the explanation. That clarifies a lot of things. I better watch closely what I eat during meal time and snack time from now on.

Bekki Diabetic
Bekki Diabetic 2009-09-21 11:25:51 -0500 Report

That is a good question to go over with your physician. Make sure to write everything you would like answers to and be sure and take the questions with you for your next appointment.

favefive 2009-09-21 11:28:54 -0500 Report

Thanks Bekki…I will ask my doctor. I read some post here too about consulting with a dietician, I will ask my doctor for a referral. I am liking this forum. It gives me the confidence and support that I need to overcome this. I am trying to think positively. I know it is never too late.

Bekki Diabetic
Bekki Diabetic 2009-09-21 12:01:00 -0500 Report

Absolutely, there are some wonderful people here who have or are experiencing the same things you are going through. I have never been to dietician but I think that is an excellent idea. What I have resorted to is my local library…I love cooking, so I check out various diabetic cookbooks instead of buying them. Good luck!

favefive 2009-09-21 12:03:18 -0500 Report

I love to cook too. 2 weeks ago my husband bought me a Diabetic Recipe Book by Better Homes and Gardens. I have been cooking from those recipes since then.

Harlen 2009-09-21 10:51:32 -0500 Report

Well it looks like your doing the right thing hang in there.
Keep up the good work.It gets better gather all the info you can
Best wishes Harlen

favefive 2009-09-21 11:03:21 -0500 Report

Thanks Harlen…I just I find it odd that before meal readings are higher than after. Thanks for the assurance and for adding me as a friend. I do appreciate it :)

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