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Old 01-30-2014, 18:44   #1
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Im pre (or low spectrum diabetic as I have self coined!)- and i have a very elementary question since I grabbed a meter by own choice and was not given one by my endo.

When I test at one hour and two hours- is the testing timed from the first bite, or from when you finish your meal? I saw someone else on a meter question made reference to testing to the hour of when you first ate (maybe I read it wrong) and not when you finished.

Ive been at this rodeo for a little over month and just want to make sure I am doing it right since i self taught. I tested before I ate and was at 78. Not bad for someone who was at 95 this AM.

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After the first bite works best, and Jenny Ruhl explains why.

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Perfect- thanks, Shanny- very helpful! I think I know what to look for now. I have seen the meter higher in some cases and now I know that whatever I ate, has probably more carbs than I expected, or, just too much protein.

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Mollie, the protein will not necessarily show a higher number right away since it gets stored in the liver and is released as glycogon. This will usually affect your fasting morning number more so than a number post prandial. Carbs are usually the culprit when your numbers are much higher post prandial. Also, it depends on the rise, and by two hours after the first bite of food, you should be returning to where you started before eating that first bite. Your number is going to increase over the one hour, one and a half hour time after beginning to eat, but it should begin to come down at the two hour mark.

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At 92- that makes sense now!

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BTW, 78 and 95 are lovely numbers! Keep down the good work!

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BTW, 78 and 95 are lovely numbers! Keep down the good work!
THANKS!! I hope I've found a rhythm here!!!

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