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Old 07-25-2005, 07:11 PM   #1
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Blood sugar goes down 2 hours after eating


I was told last week that I have insulin resistance. We are in the process of getting more lab done. Since, I am at my parents house and my dad is a type 2. I used his monitor to check my sugar levels the last two days. I have noticed that when I wake up before I eat, my blood sugar is 83. Then 2 hours later it drops down to 76-78. I thought two hours after I eat, my sugar level should go up. It is doing the opposite. What causes this?


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Old 07-25-2005, 07:36 PM   #2
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Re: Blood sugar goes down 2 hours after eating

Sound normal to me, Test strip results can vary as much as 20 percent

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Re: Blood sugar goes down 2 hours after eating

Your body is hungry first thing in the morning, which means, your body will utilize the food you ate for breakfast very effectively. It also will depend on what you eat for breakfast. Eating protein with your breakfast will help the body keep blood sugar level more even. However, your numbers are great.

I have the same thing happen to me every morning after eating oatmeal mixture which is high fiber. If I eat the oatmeal mixture at other meals it does not work that way.

Old 07-26-2005, 06:40 PM   #4
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Re: Blood sugar goes down 2 hours after eating

I was told insulin resistance is higher in the morning than any other time of day. Are you testing b/c you feel low after breakfast? I know that eating cold cereal or anything else high in carbs makes me hypo after breakfast too. Try adding in some protein...oatmeal is WONDERFUL! And some fruit and cottage cheese does good too (especially pears...which are high in fiber)...hope this helps you.

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