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Old 02-07-2012, 00:48   #1
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I was reading one of Jenny from Blood Sugar 101's blogs yesterday regarding when BG peaks best time to test etc and came across this below.

I though it would be good to have a disscussion on it what are your thoughts and opinions on it?


WHAT ABOUT HIGH HALF HOUR READINGS?

There is one last, related issue that people write to me about which needs to be disposed of and it is this: If you test at half an hour after eating you are likely to see a high even if your blood sugar is completely flat at one hour. A surprising number of people write to me in a panic because they saw blood sugars over 140 mg/dl (7.7 mmol/L) half an hour or even fifteen minutes after eating.

A high shortly after eating is normal--as long as the reading has come down from that peak by an hour after eating. That is because, the way normal blood sugar control works, it may take a sharp brief spike in blood sugar to stimulate first phase insulin release.

But what makes a blood sugar response normal is that, in a normal person, as soon as this spike occurs, a burst of insulin is secreted which takes care of it completely. Blood sugar response is only considered abnormal if, after that initial blood sugar surge caused by glucose from a meal hitting the blood stream, the blood sugar level doesn't start heading back down.

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I might as well kick things off. Initally I thought no dont want over 7.8 (140) ever and thats basically what I try to stick too. But after readings Jenny's blog I wonder a little bit and I am a little bit sitting on the fence eg a dollar each way. I mean I have had an endo tell me once that even if your say peak at 8.9 (160) 1 hrr PP as long as its back below 6.7 (120) and 2 hr PP your fine (I seem to thinking his reasoning was its to short a time to do any damage). I dont know if thats good myself so I dont like to push the boundries. But Jenny's blog did make me wonder? I meant if you say hit say 8.9 (160) at 30 mins but are back below 7.8 (140) at the hour is that short time going to be a major issue?

I'm sure my friend Richard wouldn't mind using him as an example D for 65+ years no complications. Back in his earlier days of D not glucose monitiors no carb counting and all honesty I'm sure they didnt even now about carbs ang BG so how high was his and money other D's BG running?

I'm sure to some degree we have different tolerances and some D's keep pretty good control and still get complications. Maybe there is some differences between T2 broken to some degree glucose metabolish & T1's being auto- immune. Either way I though her blog topic was good topic for a disscussion.


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Just joined DF yesterday, I'm suprised this topic has generated no discussion whatsoever! I dont want to have to offer a penny for your thoughts lol.


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We have a lot on our hands right now, Scottie, and usually our discussions just kind of evolve without specific guidance. Give people time - they know what issues are important to them, and I'm sure you'll find out too, one of these days!




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