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Bg readings all over the place

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by jason134, Jul 26, 2015.

  1. jason134

    jason134 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    The last couple of days my bg readings have been very erratic going from an 8.2 fasting this morning to 17.1 2hrs after having a slice of toast seeded bread after lunch tuna salad 6.5 tea was not to bad at 8.2 a slice of pizza and salad yesterday's reading all in double figures no bread a very low carb day makes no sense and a little worrying
     
  2. donnellysdogs

    donnellysdogs Type 1 · Master

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    17.1 sounds like having food or something on your hands when testing..
     
  3. 4ratbags

    4ratbags Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    What constitutes a low carb day for you as there may be hidden carbs in what you are consuming. Also as stated above are you washing your hands before testing, I make sure not to touch anything with the finger I'm about to pick on, not even my meter so I know that my reading is genuine.
     
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  4. Pasha

    Pasha Prediabetes · Expert

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    Toast and pizza, ya gotta be joking. Get that **** out of your diet, make a low carb plan of what you are going to eat and follow the results over a week. I am sure that you will notice that your figures will improve. Wishing you all the best.
     
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  5. Randburg

    Randburg Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi, @jason134
    " a very low carb", in my life would not include seeded Bread, Pizza, or any Dressings on Salads.
    Relook at what you are eating, and test again,
    All the best;)
     
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  6. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Ciao,

    Pizza is the "godfather" of carbs.. Long after its made an "offer you can't refuse". It will send the boys round & call in the "favour" with interest on your BG levels. Capiche? ;)
     
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  7. jason134

    jason134 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I always wash my hands before testing the slice of pizza was a one off treat I don't have dressings on my salad and the seeded toast is my weekend treat not a daily thing
     
  8. donnellysdogs

    donnellysdogs Type 1 · Master

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    So, you shouldn't really be surprised when levels raise...
     
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  9. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Legend

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    If you normally follow a very low carb diet, then bombard yourself with carbs for a day, yes, your levels will rise erratically because your body isn't expecting those extra carbs and doesn't produce enough insulin to deal with them.

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