Originally Posted by Pinay1229
I thought the prost-prandial is taken 2 hours AFTER last intake.
That is correct - I was recommending 4 separate testing times.
2. Before every meal
3. Post Prandial
I have issue with GTT tests for several reasons. While a GTT indicates the body's response to a very high level of administered glucose, it does not really indicate the body's response to normal, every day circumstances. Also, unless a 5-hr GTT is done, you really never see the body's full cycle, which can means you really never know how your body is responding. It would be very telling to know what your glucose levels were in hours 3, 4, and 5. This would show how far your glucose plummets and if you have hypoglycemic tendencies.
My recommendation to you is that you focus on balancing your glucose levels. Aim to keep your glucose levels steady throughout the day so you can avoid the highs and the lows. There are several strategies that can help you accomplish this.
1. Eat the exact same amount of carbs with every meal. I would need to know your age, height, and weight before I could make a recommendation.
2. Document everything you eat. As you test, keep track of the specific foods that seem to make your glucose levels rise, and avoid those foods.
3. East 5 or 6 equal meals spaced out evenly throughout the day.
4. ALWAYS eat protein with your carbs. In otherwords, never eat an all-carb snack, like an apple or crackers, without also having protein with it.
5. Avoid the obvious problematic carbs - refined sugar and flour and anything made with them (cake, cookies, store-bought bread, most crackers, pasta). Stick with natural carbs like beans, potatoes, brown rice, veggies, and low-sugar fruit (apples, strawberries, blueberries are best). Even so, refer to #2 with these foods.
5. Excercise in small amounts throughout the day rather than one long workout. Better to take three 15-minute walks than one long one (at least early on). This is just for purposes of maintaining a steady glucose level.
6. Avoid drinking your calories (milk, juice, etc). Stick with water wherever possible.
This strategy is a temporary one, just so you can gain control and balance. This will strengthen your metabolism and restore liver health, which will ultimately lead to better glucose control.