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Old 04-25-2013, 23:31   #21
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Bitter experience has established that dietary indiscretions don't always deliver immediate results but frequently leave a little something for the following morning figures. So, even if your results look good after a couple of hours, it's a wait and see situation in the morning
Ah I see, I will be more aware. I was concerned about the "spike" happening at the 2 hour mark as opposed to the usual 1 hour mark. So far all of my test meals had the usual spike at 1hr and then drop lower at the 2 hr, except for this one, so that's why I decided to post those numbers to see if anyone has any insight to it.

Does it just seem like a pizza effect delayed spike, or are there other things that might be going on? Thanks again

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Thanks for the reply. I will keep that in mind in the future. From your experience do you mind sharing how much elevated it got the following day? I also see that you in the pre-diabetic/undiagnosed range, which I think I am currently also in, so it'd be great if you could share your experiences. Thanks!

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Like many things with D, there is no nice clear rule as to what will spike you, when. We all have to find out the hard way - by testing - ourselves. There is no model that we all follow all the time.

How were we feeling on the night? were we nursing an infection? (for the ladies) what was the time of the month?...... And I could go on, and on.

This is another reason to be careful with "dietary indiscretions". Short term spikes are to be avoided but probably more dangerous in the long term is that little nudge in the upwards direction of our base average.

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Like many things with D, there is no nice clear rule as to what will spike you, when. We all have to find out the hard way - by testing - ourselves. There is no model that we all follow all the time.

How were we feeling on the night? were we nursing an infection? (for the ladies) what was the time of the month?...... And I could go on, and on.

This is another reason to be careful with "dietary indiscretions". Short term spikes are to be avoided but probably more dangerous in the long term is that little nudge in the upwards direction of our base average.
Thanks John for your insight. So in your opinion do these numbers suggest some funny business going on compared to my previous numbers in the initial post? or is it pretty normal for a meal high in carbs and fats?

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No-one on the forum (least of all me) is qualified to say that your numbers are suggesting funny business. Sorry.

All I will say is that if you have concerns, that you continue to keep an eye - without getting paranoid about it - on your post meal figures. That is where you will normally see the first sign of issues that merit medical attention. Use the information you will find in Blood Sugar 101 to guide you. In particular read - What is a Normal Blood Sugar?

With the benefit of hindsight, I wish I had known forty years ago what I know now about blood sugar. But that is now spilt milk - I am diabetic. With care you need not become so.

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No-one on the forum (least of all me) is qualified to say that your numbers are suggesting funny business. Sorry.

All I will say is that if you have concerns, that you continue to keep an eye - without getting paranoid about it - on your post meal figures. That is where you will normally see the first sign of issues that merit medical attention. Use the information you will find in Blood Sugar 101 to guide you. In particular read - What is a Normal Blood Sugar?

With the benefit of hindsight, I wish I had known forty years ago what I know now about blood sugar. But that is now spilt milk - I am diabetic. With care you need not become so.
Hi John,

I understand that it'd be hard to say if the numbers suggest any "funny business." Actually I have read thru the blood sugar 101 website already, which is what started me on this journey after getting the initial A1c done. That's where I got the idea to get a meter and do post prandial readings, and have been eating a low carb diet these past couple months. Hopefully by continuing these habits I can prevent any further progression and lower my A1c even more.
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I also like to apologize if I come across as paranoid, it's really because this is completely new to me and while I'm trying to learn as much as possible, at times it can make me really worried when things don't really make sense. I'm sure you understand all of this, having been through all of this already. Thanks again, I appreciate your help.

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I also like to apologize if I come across as paranoid, it's really because this is completely new to me and while I'm trying to learn as much as possible, at times it can make me really worried when things don't really make sense. I'm sure you understand all of this, having been through all of this already. Thanks again, I appreciate your help.
With diabetes, some degree of paranoia is inevitable. Either that, or the individual just lets things slide and that course just leads to disaster.

As I said in an earlier post, just keep an eye on your post meal numbers - those are the ones that will flag an issue before it becomes too serious. Diabetic or not, keeping your carbohydrate figure down will at worst do you no harm and and best arrest any issues with your insulin production and resistance.

Hopefully you will never join this forum as a full member! And that's not me being nasty

Good luck.

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With diabetes, some degree of paranoia is inevitable. Either that, or the individual just lets things slide and that course just leads to disaster.

As I said in an earlier post, just keep an eye on your post meal numbers - those are the ones that will flag an issue before it becomes too serious. Diabetic or not, keeping your carbohydrate figure down will at worst do you no harm and and best arrest any issues with your insulin production and resistance.

Hopefully you will never join this forum as a full member! And that's not me being nasty

Good luck.
That makes a lot of sense, keeping my carb load down would be healthy in all aspects regardless.

I will keep doing what I'm doing now (very low carb diet and some exercise) and hopefully my A1c in July will be even better (was 5.5% this past month), thanks again for all your guidance, I will be sure to keep everyone on this forum updated!

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