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Old 03-21-2005, 08:03 AM   #1
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Question Question about BG after eating

I am new to being on medication for my diabetes (denied being diabetic for years and decided to take care of myself now) and was checking my sugar levels one hour after eating. I ate an eighth of a canteloupe, 3 small strawberries, half a multigrain english muffin with peanut butter and 1 oz of polish sausage. I took my meds (glucophage and avandia) and after 1 hour and 15 minutes my sugars were 91. I know this is a decent number but is it to low for after eating?

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Kim

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Old 03-21-2005, 06:04 PM   #2
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Re: Question about BG after eating

Kim,
The following are the target blood glucose levels put out by the Joslin Diabetes Center:

Fasting 90-130
Before lunch,supper or snack 90-130
Two hours after meals less than 160
Bedtime 110-150

The American Diabetes Association published the following goals (but I believe these are about a year old):

Prior to meals 80-120
1 hour after a meal 80-180
2 hours after a meal 80-140
Before bedtime 100-140

So, your number is right within the range. You should probably test at 2 hours after a meal as well. In fact, it's a good idea to test at least 3-4 times a day when you first go on meds or when you make a change in meds, just to see what your pattern is. If you do that for a week or so and you're within goal and not having lows, then you can cut back on the testing a bit.

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Old 03-23-2005, 09:49 AM   #3
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Re: Question about BG after eating

I have found that what you eat makes a big difference, try a large meal of mostly meat, cheese and cream, take your normal tablets and your reading will probably be much lower than expected
this is a demonstration of the atkins diet for diabetics

 
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Re: Question about BG after eating

Bumping this up for Gary and the other newbies.

Ruth

 
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