Newbie error. Imagine my delight on seeing my first meter blood glucose reading at 5.10... then I realised I was reading the date. Now I have got two days readings and why are fasting levels higher than after first meal?
My T2 pre-diabetes has been confirmed with the lastest hbc1a blood test with a slightly higher result of 43. My aim is to learn as much as I can about T2 and to try to get my levels to "normal" range.
I have a plant based diet and lowish carb intake. Since my first hbc1a test I've cut out white carbs. I bought a blood testing kit to see if I could find the high spikes in blood sugar, track down the culprits and possibly work on refining my diet this way.
Yes, I struggled to get my first reading and it didn't help that I was reading the date but now I have the hang of it.
I don't eat before midday/ early afternoon and my first test result before eating is therefore a fasting result of 12-16 hours. On the two mornings so far the readings have been at 6.10 & 6.20. I have been surprised to see that two hours after my first meal my blood results have been 5.20 and 5.50. In the evening, two hours after my evening meal, my results are 8.00 and 7.30.
Does anyone have any thoughts on why my fasting results are higher than after my first meal?
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