what is a normal blood sugar level after meals?

By Naomi75 Latest Reply 2009-09-29 14:25:09 -0500
Started 2009-09-27 16:14:32 -0500

My BGL was 159 after I ate today…is that too high ? What is a good number to not go over after meals? and how long should I wait to check? 1 or 2 hours?

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Blue Moon
Blue Moon 2009-09-29 14:25:09 -0500 Report

Anything under 140 two hours after a meal is excellent. Also exercising helps two to three hours after a meal to keep the numbers down I found.

hbkunkel 2009-09-27 20:19:15 -0500 Report

Skip always has good advice. Two hours after eating is the norm and trying to keep it below 140 is ideal but not always possible. It greatly depends on what you have had for the meal. Keep us posted.

SkipT 2009-09-27 18:47:25 -0500 Report

You should wait two hours after you first bite. That is the general rule of testing, but if you take longer than 30 minutes to consume you meal I would go 30 minutes later.
You should try and stay under 140 two hours after a meal. The most recent studies say that damage is occuring at anything over 140 for an extended period of time.
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Harlen 2009-09-27 18:17:03 -0500 Report

We are all difrent You my wish to ask your Doc what is right for you
best of luck Harlen

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