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Old 01-02-2015, 22:43   #1
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How does one really check the extent of DP? Set an alarm for hourly checks? Get a continuous meter? I found a way that didn't require either, I just took a vacation in a time zone two hours west of normal. I did no testing while gone, but began testing once I returned. After acclimating to the vacation time zone, I now had to rise two hours earlier than I had gotten used to while away. The first test was about 15 points lower than normal fasting, and it has been rising all this last week going back to normal. It looks like my peak comes at or near the time I get up, and I'm not falling from some much earlier and higher peak. I like good news.

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Circadian rhythms do get influenced by external stimulus like sunrise/sunset, so your travel would have definitely altered your body clock somewhat. Though YMMV rules, I've found that most (diabetic) people follow a 4 hour BG pattern.

Beginning at say a base level before a meal, peak at 1 hr PP, which drops a bit by 2 hrs PP, and back to base by 4 hrs. For the next 2 hours (6 hrs PP) I've found the BG keeps dropping when it hits the lowest & then the body's 2nd brain (the liver) takes over and starts to dump.

Variables like what you ate, portions, macro ratios etc can make their own difference.

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I do a lot of traveling across time zones. My DP, taken immediately after waking, seems to be immune to jet lag (wish I could say the same of the rest of my body).

In fact, I recently spent two weeks six hours earlier than my normal time: all of my BG levels adjusted immediately and continued to be influenced only by what I was eating.

Here's to travel (if you like it)!

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I am planning a flight from California to New York for one week in April, and I do wonder how to prepare. I thought maybe I would keep my watch on home time and eat accordingly...but that could be pretty awkward.

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I do a lot of traveling across time zones. My DP, taken immediately after waking, seems to be immune to jet lag)!
Mine, too. I travel to Asia from the DC area twice a year, and note very little difference ... Except for the fact that my numbers are typically a bit higher due to higher carb diet.

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Kathryn, sometimes I arrive at a mealtime. If I am hungry, I eat. If I am not hungry, I skip that meal. After that I just eat to the time zone I am in. So far, with several cross-US and US-to-Europe flights, my BG has adjusted and continued it's usual pattern.

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Thanks, Nancy. I'm supposed to arrive at close to my dinner time, so that should work out fine. Do they xray your gluco-meter, and is that ok? The whole xray thing is very intimidating to me. Do they bother you about syringes?

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I don't carry syringes (someone who does will be along soon). I have read you should carry a doctor's letter or prescription verifying the syringes you carry are medically prescribed.

So far security has had no interest in my BG testing kit. It is in my carry on, they xray, and ignore.

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On syringes, that's my understanding too and like you, I carry my BG meter in my hand baggage - goes through the X-Ray, never had a query on it.

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