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Old 07-18-2013, 13:16   #1
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Which one gives more correct peak reading?
Testing in 1 hour after first bite of meal or
Testing in 1 hour after finished eating ?

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Generally, it is testing one hour after the first bite, although peak times can vary. You need to test to determine when your peak time is. I usually test 1 hr and 2 hrs after the first bite of food.

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I think different foods tend to peak differently.The foods we eat are different of what they have in them. So they peak at different times.

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depends on what you eat. A carby meal would normally peak at 1 hr (first bite/last bite wouldn't make a drastic difference) but a protein meal would peak much later.

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Some additional thoughts for the OP:

Actually, with many of us (including me), it depends on the type of carb. If I eat slower carbs, it's more like 2-3 hrs, as opposed to faster carbs, which would be at 1-2 hours. If I eat low carb, it's a standard 1 hr. It would make a difference based upon how long it takes you to eat. My meals take 35-45 minutes from start to finish, which would be considerable in testing/timing.

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depends on what you eat. A carby meal would normally peak at 1 hr (first bite/last bite wouldn't make a drastic difference) but a protein meal would peak much later.
Hmmm, I usually only checked 1 hour after first bite and if that was low I didn't bother checking at 2 hrs.( and I knew I should) guess I better start especially if I eat too much protein.

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My 2 hr pp sometimes will be the same if not lower than my fasting number,but not always. Generally a 15 carb meal and this will be true.

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I confess that my tests tend to be one/two hour(s) after finishing. I set the one hour timer as I get up to do the dishes.

As has been said, the nature of the meal will determine when the peak is likely to occur and although ideally that's what we want to catch, nature doesn't deliver to a stop watch. For that reason I feel that getting a consistently timed picture is more useful than trying to chase around to catch the peak.

Again though, that does depend on the individual, the level (and nature) of carbohydrate in the meal and the medication involved. i.e. what are we looking for today?

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