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Old 07-11-2012, 22:34   #11
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I'd say at one AND two hours, and at the 1/2 hour and 3 and 4 hours depending on what you ate. For sugary/starchy stuff, start at the half hour. For pasta, test out to 4 hours. If you don't know, test as often as you can afford to, at the 1/2, 1, 2, 3, 4 hour marks. And of course test once before eating so you know where you started.

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Wow so my goal should be 120? I thought 180 and under was normal for after lunch. Was I misinformed?

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Yes, you were misinformed. Blood sugar levels over 140 or even less, can be causing damage, even though it isn't noticeable in early stages.




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Wow so my goal should be 120? I thought 180 and under was normal for after lunch. Was I misinformed?
My doctor's clinic passes out a pamphlet saying 180 mg/dL 1-2 hours after a meal. I think that's absolute lunacy. You have been misinformed and it's not your fault. That's just the standard advice from diabetic organizations and doctors who don't know any better.

We all have different blood sugar targets, but most of us agree that <140 at all times is a worthy goal. I personally like to be <100 within 2 hours of a meal, but that's just me. My blood sugar doesn't rebound from highs as well as yours, and even a spike to 120 would have me up there for hours, plus my fastings would be high, so I am sort of forced to keep a narrow range at all times otherwise I'd never be below 100.

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Oh well that sucks I have to make more changes then. I average 160 after eating. Today I was 119 an hour after lunch

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Making the diet adjustments become lots easier if you reduce carbs and replace them with fats. Like ditching toast in the morning and replacing it with a big splash of heavy cream in your coffee!




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Ill raise my coffee mug to that! I love cream

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Ill raise my coffee mug to that! I love cream
Have a look at this site: Blood Sugar 101 It's packed with useful information on managing this condition.

At the start, two years ago, my routine was
  • Test as soon as I got up (Fasting baseline)
  • Test one hour after breakfast
  • Test just before lunch
  • Test two hours after lunch
  • Test just before dinner
  • Test two hours after dinner.
Within a few weeks I'd identified my problem foods and was able to keep my figures within the range I wanted - Below 90 for fasting and below 120 after meals. As Shanny says, targeting 180 two hours after eating is inviting trouble from complications in a year or two.

Now that I've got my diet firmly controlled, I can relax testing and now just test first thing and if I suspect I've got an issue.

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