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Old 07-15-2008, 04:49 PM   #1
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Help - What's going on ??

I am waiting on the results of a fasting BG test. I should hear something Thursday when my doctor is back.

I have been eating A LOT better and have lost about 6 lbs. However, today I wanted to check today to see exactly what a hamburger and fries would do to my BG .... to see what I had been doing to myself.

This morning my BG was 94 before eating. After eating the above I was unable to check my BG until about 2 1/2 hrs later. It was 142. I checked awhile later and it had risen to 166 and now to 184.
Why would it be rising ???

Is something going on or am I doing the test wrong ? I feel fine.


Last edited by rw82; 07-15-2008 at 05:04 PM. Reason: Wrong BG Reading

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Old 07-15-2008, 08:34 PM   #2
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Re: Help - What's going on ??

This is probably happening because of the amount of fat in the food. Fat slows the absorption of carbs, so it takes a longer amount of time before your blood sugar will rise. Also, every meter has about a 20% error on it, so each test will be slightly off. For example, one time you may read 200, when your BG is actually anywhere between 180-220. I don't know how close between the tests were, but it may seem like a bigger jump than it was due to the 20% error of the meter.

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