Michael_1960

Q:

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

A:

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
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.