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Old 02-19-2016, 23:50   #1
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If you eat a meal you are sure is low carb and do a 1hr reading and it is about where you started before eating, do you still need to do a 2 hr reading?

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This area is so much a YMMV (your mileage may vary) thing. What one person can do another can't.

I think this is where experience comes in to play. If you've been tracking your BG levels for a while, and you know what your carb limit is before your BG raises higher than your goal, then you can make an educated guess about your meals that are at or below your carb limit.

And if you've been testing for a while and find that your normal pattern is a small rise (or none) at 1hr, but the 2hr shows more of a rise, then you will need to continue with the 2hr. In my own case, I have a delayed spike so the 1hr doesn't tell me the whole story (I have mild gastroparesis) and I need the 2hr test to be safe.

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Definitely not experienced. lol Just starting on this lovely journey with diabetes.

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Then I'd stick with the 1hr and 2hr for a week or so at least - then you can see the pattern and make a decision after that if you need to keep it up.

With some foods, especially very fatty meals, digestion as a whole is slowed down and even the carbs don't make it through the stomach as fast as they would normally.

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