How much should your BS increase after each meal?

By emilyvoorn Latest Reply 2010-11-27 11:49:18 -0600
Started 2010-11-22 20:09:33 -0600

each morning I check my BS which range at 112 to 120 after I eat breakfast my BS jumps to 140 -144ish then I take 2 500mg. Metformin, right before lunch my BS is 80 to 97 - 2 hrs after lunch it spikes to back to 140 ish but goes down after 60 to 90 min. of walking. Right before dinner it's between 100 -120. I don't know what my A1C is but a month ago it was 11. I've lost about 13 pds. and as a rules I try to stay under 45 carbs per meal with snacks around 15 t0 17 carbs, next month I was think about doing the South Beach diet and hoping someone could give me some words of encouragement, I think I doing thing right but I just don't know. I meet with my Dr. Nov. 30th to retest.

5 replies

LeadSinger 2010-11-26 14:25:46 -0600 Report

Hi, Emily. Presumably your BS at 2 hrs after should not be more than 40 pts higher than the pre-meal reading. If it is, assume that you either had too many carbs or the wrong type of carbs. Since you apparently do most of your exercise right after lunch though, I would not be too concerned about the slightly higher reading.

emilyvoorn 2010-11-27 11:49:18 -0600 Report

correct I do my exercising mostly after lunch and sometimes after breakfast. I have been known to take my BS before 2 hrs. so I think that may have a lot to do with my high reading b/c maybe an hour later I'll retest and it will drop back to under 120. I think I'm managing well.

Thanks everyone for giving your advice! Happy holidays, now let's get past Christmas and the rest should be easy sailing:) This week I retest my A1C so I'm sure there must be a major improvement from last reading being 11 a month ago, over the last two wks. under 164! Wish me luck, ty!

kunkelbp 2010-11-23 19:15:00 -0600 Report

Hi Emily! Your numbers sound good, although your fasting BS could be a little lower, but it doesn't sound like its peaking too high. You should aim for less than 45 carbs per meal. Thats fairly high.Try to eat as many whole grains as you can, and lots of veggies. If your A1C was last 11, its got to be peaking fairly high somewhere in there. When you see your Doctor, take as many blood sugar readings as you can in, at different times of the day. Make sure to check it 2 hours after eating. It could be peaking 1 hour after eating. Good Luck! Sounds like you are doing pretty well.

Harlen 2010-11-23 13:04:47 -0600 Report

Hi Emliy
You #'s are good are you testing 2 hr after meals? It looks like you may alredy be doing welll on the plan you have ??? I like to do one thing and see how it works befor I jump to something els.
Best wishes
PS great work and keep it up

alanbossman 2010-11-23 09:06:11 -0600 Report

Hi Emily numbers sound good they are really not that bad if you are not happy with those numbers maybe you should eat a little less carbs.