Is it normal for your blood sugar levels to read high after you eat, even for people who don't have diabetes, or just diabetics?

Amy Campbell


In someone who does not have diabetes, blood glucose levels typically don’t go higher than about 140 mg/dl after eating a meal, meaning about 1-2 hours later. If the meal is particularly large or high in carbohydrate, blood glucose may go up a little higher, but then would come down again. However, if blood glucose levels go above 140 mg/dl after eating a meal on a regular basis, that person may be at risk for developing type 2 diabetes and should discuss this issue with his or her healthcare provider.

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Michael_1960 2012-02-10 12:06:02 -0600 Report

Thanks Amy, I'm a type 2, and I check my b/s levels right after I eat just out of curosity, and it reads around 150, I don't check it all the time after I eat, just that one time, I always check it before I eat. I don't have much trouble with my b/s levels, it stays around 95 - 130 depending on what I eat, sometimes I go over my carb count, but not normally. Would that be good news, or is that not good.