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Old 03-26-2012, 06:33   #41
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I was diagnosed with Type 2 this year, a boarder line my Doctor said at
at 6.4 mmol/L. As you see a non American resident. (Why the different scales?)
I take a reading before meals and then one hour, then two hours afterwards, how else can I see what to eat and what not to.
My question is what spike reading after a meal is considered acceptable and what is too high?
I have become thoroughly confused after reading Dr Bernsteins Diabetic solutions book, where everything apart from certain vegetables are bad,
even fruit. Whereas other diets have no problem with fruit and even some bread.

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Two hours after a meal you should be below 7.8. Really, you shouldn't go over that number anytime. An average meal peaks at about two hours. If you eat more sugar or high GI foods, the peak will be earlier, and if you eat pasta you may not peak until hour 3 or even 4.

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Hello
I was diagnosed with Type 2 this year, a boarder line my Doctor said at
at 6.4 mmol/L. As you see a non American resident. (Why the different scales?)
I take a reading before meals and then one hour, then two hours afterwards, how else can I see what to eat and what not to.
My question is what spike reading after a meal is considered acceptable and what is too high?
I have become thoroughly confused after reading Dr Bernsteins Diabetic solutions book, where everything apart from certain vegetables are bad,
even fruit. Whereas other diets have no problem with fruit and even some bread.
hi jim- welcome !!!

if you are taking your readings after meals, that is great. that should tell you where you are and what foods spike you. the reason why dr b's book and approach advocate low carb is that carbs are what raise your blood sugars.

a person with diabetes is going to have issues with things like fruit and grains of all kinds.

as to your question - personally i like my numbers around 100 all the time (100 divided by 18 is 5.5) and prefer my post meal numbers to be around 120. a spike to me is 140. that is the number at which organ and nerve damage is happening. so i try to stay far, far away from that number.

hope that helps

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I'm not surprised that there's a weak correlation between blood sugar testing and A1cs. If diabetics don't know when to test and then don't modify their behavior based on the results, then why would there be a change in blood sugar?

But that doesn't mean testing has no value. It'd be like if your doctor presented you a study that you shouldn't buy a pair of walking shoes because there's no correlation to weight loss or fitness. The shoes alone are no guarantee that you will exercise, but if you plan to walk for exercise, then you need comfortable shoes, right? Testing is simply a tool, like a hammer, and if you don't know how to use that tool to your advantage, don't expect it to help you. Should we throw out the hammers, though?

What these kinds of studies really tell me is that diabetics are woefully misinformed or uneducated about blood sugar testing. Rather than cut diabetics off from their testing supplies, doctors should be encouraging USEFUL testing: teaching diabetics when to test, how many times to test, blood sugar targets, logging food and numbers, etc. Basically, all the information any person needs to create a basic meal plan that's BG safe.

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Thank you for the replies. That gives me some idea of what to aim for. Bread is the main culprit for me at the moment. A food that I have always enjoyed, so I will have to reduce or do away with altogether.
Thanks once again

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Frequent testing is a great way to know if what you are doing is really working so I don't know why they would think there is something wrong or try to stop you.

I agree with a lot of people here that frequent testing is the key to knowing your body the whole way through.

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