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Old 02-09-2013, 20:28   #1
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I didn't take my fasting today. I have been skipping the odd day because my numbers are good in the morning. I always check at noon though. Most days we have our big meal at noon but not today. I take my Januvia with breakfast. Here's what I ate and my readings

I had flax porridge as usual for breakfast at 7AM. about 1 net carb
9.30 AM--small piece of cheddar
11.30 AM--test-5.6 (100)
Ate a 3 carb whole wheat 1/2 pita with pastrami--3 carbs
other half pita with peanut butter and my .5 carb jam--
5.5 carbs
12.30 AM---test 6.1 (110)
1.30 PM---test 6.9 (125)

Went and rode the exercise bike for 5 minutes to bring my BG down. Test--6.1 (110)
15 minutes later it was down to 5.7 (101)

I have eaten these things before and never rose at 2 hours. It's always been down to my before eating reading or close to it. Why now? Could it have just been a whacky reading or is something keeping it up at 2 hours.

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Old 02-09-2013, 20:56   #2
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I think it's like believing in the Weatherman's Forecast, sometimes you're better off looking out the window to get a weather report rather than putting too much belief in the guy (or gal) on TV! I'm not one to believe in my meter without some reservation. I can test again on another finger and get a different reading or same finger a few minutes later and get a different reading. Heck some people have posted getting different readings out of the same drop of blood! I think of my meter as a tool that gives me some indication of my blood glucose averaged over a longer period of time, which is why I test rather often, to get multiple readings into the average. Rarely do I get upset over side by side readings unless I'm testing before and after for the effects of a new food. Sounds like you have eaten these foods before without a problem and I'll bet it's likely that if you eat them tomorrow, the familiar readings will return. Average together seven readings including this one and the next one to get a better handle on this reading.

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Considering the 20% allowed variation <either way> for meters, you are left with a theoretical level of 100 being a possible 80 or a possible 120. Your readings fall pretty well within that range, so there's no sense driving yourself crazy over it. If you're in the ballpark, chalk it up. If it begins to show higher day after day, then start investigating. As often says, our foods don't always stay the same - some enterprising factory may decide to change the recipe for their product, and pow! We start seeing strange results.

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