Re: Blood sugar decreases after meals rather than increasing-anyone know why?
Something like this happens to me a lot, especially before I got my morning numbers down. I'd go from 150 when I first woke up to like 110 after breakfast. Even now, I'll sometimes go from like 99 to 80.
The way my diabetes educator explained it, the way my diabetes has affected me, my blood sugar is most normal shortly after I eat, and gets farther out of whack the longer I go without eating, so if my bg starts out high, once I eat, it'll do the "normal" thing blood sugar is supposed to do: go up for a bit, then come back down quickly, and because my bg is behaving closer to "normal", it'll come all the way back down to a normal level.
But the timeframe you describe doesn't actually sound all that unusual. BG goes up rapidly when you eat, and, normally, drops rapidly after a few hours. Being high 30 minutes after you eat is not unusual -- I'm not sure that the test results are even accurate that close to a meal. Most people tell you that you shouldn't test at all for two hours after eating (My doctor and educator both said *one* hour. I have no idea why, but the standard wisdom is to trust your doctor whenever there's a conflict between him and the advice of the internet hivemind)