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Old 03-22-2014, 21:07   #1
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How high should blood glucose rise in normal people after eating? What about 1 and 2 hours post postprandial? TIA for any replies. Hope everyone is having a great weekend.

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I get upset if mine go more than 20 points.




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Have a look at this - What is a Normal Blood Sugar?

It's just one section of Blood Sugar 101 . The section will give you an answer to this question, the site; answers to a whole lot of other points and give you lots of new questions too!

Well worth an hour or two.

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Thanks John and Shanny.
@John.in.France, IC you take no meds after reading your signature line. How do you control your diabetes w/o meds? What kinds of foods do you eat? Were you ever on meds?

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Like Shanny said, it depends where you start from.
A knowledgeable Dr said it well. Keep your sugar levels at 100 +/- 20 at all times. So that should cover the pre/post prandial readings.

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Thanks John and Shanny.
@John.in.France, IC you take no meds after reading your signature line. How do you control your diabetes w/o meds? What kinds of foods do you eat? Were you ever on meds?
I'm not John, but many of us aren't taking any meds. Some never took any to begin with, and some were able to reduce or get off our meds by eating low carb/high fat. We do it by eating to our meter (The 'what is normal blood sugar' link John gave you above will tell you how to do that.) and we mostly eat the food that is listed at the lchf for beginners website -- you were given a link to that site in your introductory thread. I hope you have had time to read it. The recipe section of the forum is also a very good resource.

My husband and I were diagnosed 3 years ago, we have been controlling with diet alone ever since. For some here, it has been longer than that.

Because you have recently been diagnosed with prediabetes, your bg readings are most likely low enough that you have a good chance of controlling with diet alone if that is what you want to do. Some members choose to take Metformin even if they don't have to because there are some advantages to taking it.

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Thanks John and Shanny.
@John.in.France, IC you take no meds after reading your signature line. How do you control your diabetes w/o meds? What kinds of foods do you eat? Were you ever on meds?
You are correct in reading that I don't use any medication to control my condition and I rely entirely on diet. Like Shanny, I consider any spike after a meal in excess of 20 mg/dL too high for health. I stick to the standards in Blood Sugar 101 as described in the first link.

My diet is reduced carbohydrate, high fat. The carbohydrate level I use is based on the results of six months worth of testing after meals following my diagnosis in 2010. I find that if I stick to 15 grams of carbohydrate per meal, I stay comfortably below that ceiling but I consider myself lucky that I can cope with that much. It's very much an "eat to the meter" job.

Back in August 2010, I ended up in hospital going DKA having been pushed over the edge by a rather nasty kidney infection. At first the hospital thought I was type 1, but by the time I was discharged a week later, seem to have reached the conclusion that I was type 2. I was prescribed Levemir and Prandin (based on the idea that I would be eating High carb). Anyone want a pack of unused, 4 year old Prandin?

I was able, following the guidelines given by the hospital, to get out from under the Levemir by the November and in the process lost my extra fifteen pounds of weight (and another 15 pounds as well) without trying - simply by following a high fat diet of around 2,200 calories. In fairness, I had an unfair advantage - my very own food gendarme (AKA as the BH) who kept (and keeps) me on the straight and narrow and is a great cook to boot. No problem.

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Overdrive,

If you read through Blood Sugar 101 you will gain a good foundation about diabetes and how what you eat affects your BG. "Eat to your meter" is the very best way to gain the knowledge of what foods affect YOUR blood sugar to the good, and to the bad.

Most of us on this forum want to keep our BG below 140/7.8. Some prefer to keep it well below that number - such as below 120/6.7. With the way I eat, very LCHF, my BG rarely goes over 115 - and that's because I have tested and tested and tested to find the foods and menus work this way for me.

But to answer your initial question - I'll take a 30pt rise in BG, as long as I started in the 90s (pre-meal test). If my BG is 110 pre-meal - then I'll drop the carbs for that meal and eat only a little bit of vegetables and protein and a lot of fat.

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Thanks for the replies everyone. They were much appreciated. If you stay away from the carbs like rice and potatoes, what about eating a raw salad with evening meals. Will a salad with lettuce,cucumbers, carrots, mushrooms and opinions cause much of a problem for some ppl? I know I can't eat oatmeal anymore and it was my favorite breakfast cereal.

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Everyone is different- I can't eat cucumbers, others can with no issue. They spike me just a little more than I'm willing to give. I went crazy for 3 weeks trying to figure it out. I mean, it was a green salad- No onions! No carrots! Cucumbers. I can't eat nuts either. Start testing and you will go on an adventure of learning what works for you- and it is kind of neat to see what it tells you.

Carrots, tomatoes, onions and cucumbers can get you- see what happens. Watch those dressings- I stick to olive oil. Too many hidden sugars in anything else.

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