It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Diabetes Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-21-2005, 09:03 AM   #1
Newbie
(female)
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 3
Sunshineywytch HB User
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?

TIA

Kim

Last edited by Sunshineywytch; 03-21-2005 at 09:04 AM.

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 03-21-2005, 07:04 PM   #2
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: MA
Posts: 3,555
SamQKitty HB UserSamQKitty HB UserSamQKitty HB UserSamQKitty HB UserSamQKitty HB UserSamQKitty HB UserSamQKitty HB UserSamQKitty HB UserSamQKitty HB UserSamQKitty HB UserSamQKitty HB User
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.

Ruth

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 03-23-2005, 10:49 AM   #3
Senior Veteran
(male)
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: melbourne, vic, aust
Posts: 7,378
hry33 HB Userhry33 HB User
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

 
Old 05-17-2005, 12:48 PM   #4
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: MA
Posts: 3,555
SamQKitty HB UserSamQKitty HB UserSamQKitty HB UserSamQKitty HB UserSamQKitty HB UserSamQKitty HB UserSamQKitty HB UserSamQKitty HB UserSamQKitty HB UserSamQKitty HB UserSamQKitty HB User
Re: Question about BG after eating

Bumping this up for Gary and the other newbies.

Ruth

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Food Intake Question MariaBB Diet & Nutrition 1 07-28-2008 09:06 PM
Just a question....... zusanna Eating Disorder Recovery 1 03-01-2006 07:25 AM
Question For Naxis About Meal Timing OutToLunch Exercise & Fitness 10 01-16-2006 09:07 AM
First time on board..neuropathy question Shop Diabetes 4 09-16-2005 01:10 PM
Muscle vs fat question stillwater3 Exercise & Fitness 5 04-11-2005 04:13 PM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:39 PM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!