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A very slow raise.


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Old 03-22-2012, 17:31   #1
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I have a problem (?) I`m not sure how to interpret.

My levels are raising so slowly after a meal.. I hear and read all these people talking about testing 1 hour after a meal, and that is when you levels will be highest. Well, that`s just not the case for me. Lets take today:

Dinner was chickentighs, lots of veggies and a dressing of mayo, mustard, lime and currypowder. 1,5 hours after this meal, my levels were 4,9. Now, another hour later, levels are 5,3.

And this seems to be the case most of the time. My levels are raising for several hours. Not much (when I eat the right things) but they will continue to go up for several hours. Often up to 3 hours.

Is this normal? Is this a problem, or just the way my body works? I asked the dietician at the course I took (at the hospital) just a few months after I got the diagnosis, and she said "that is excellent! Just the way we want it.." But, the same lady told everyone that eating whole grains was VERY important, and to cut down on fat and meat... Needless to say, I don`t trust her all that much.

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Digestion plays a big role in how fast you will peak and the duration of the peak. If your digestion system is slow then no this doesn't seem to be abnormal. This may sound a bit strange but I checked my digestion system by eating a marker (Whole Kernel Corn) and waited, well you know what I waited for. At first I was a little over 2 days, which is way to slow. I then looked into gut bacteria and its role on PWD. I consumed 40g of resistant starch every day for a 2-3 weeks then began a regiment of 1/4 cup of ground flaxseed every night. I also take upto 1oz of whole flaxseed if things are slowing down to much. Along with the flaxseed I also take Ginger and cayenne caps with every meal. Both of these aid in digestion. The resistant starch promotes a bacteria flora that ferments the undigestable fibers into Short Chain Fatty Acids (SFA). Once this starts to occur your body now has a fuel source, it likes SFA's as a fuel source and should become less interested in sucking every gram of glucose it can from the foods you eat. At least thats the theory I read. Seemed to work really well for me, my PP numbers were reduced quite a bit with peaks then occurring at 45-60 minutes after I ate. By 2 hrs I am usually back to baseline, wasn't always this way. Maybe TMI but my retention time is now 24 hrs or less.

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Yes, that actually helps a lot.

Thank you! Maybe I will test with corn, like you did.

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one of the things i've discovered for myself is that the amount of fat eaten with a meal impacts the rise in numbers. the more fat, the slower the raise on things that i know will raise my numbers (ie big steaks, etc) a bit.

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I think if you are eating right for your body than you spike very slowly over a couple of hours, sometimes longer. I think that is good. What you want to avoid is a quick spike and a quick drop.

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4.9-5.3 isnt a huge discrepancy either. I get readings like that testing one finger from another straight after each other

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