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Blood glucose results

Discussion in 'Blood Glucose Monitoring' started by Stevefranky, Jul 11, 2019.

  1. Stevefranky

    Stevefranky · Member

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    Hi all I have just done my first proper testing before and after a meal as only got my glucose machine today it was 6.9 before and 11.8 2 hours after is this normal
     
  2. Mike D

    Mike D Type 2 · Expert

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    No. Too high a jump. What did you eat?
     
  3. Mbaker

    Mbaker Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Hi @Stevefranky welcome. You would be ideally looking for a rise of no more than 2. It would be early days for you on your journey. I would suggest that you review your meal and see what carbohydrates were prominent. Many do not know that pasta, rice, potatoes, bread and similar raise blood sugars, mostly outside of the normal range.

    Have a look at this link:
    http://www.diabetes.co.uk/forum/threads/basic-information-for-newly-diagnosed-diabetics.26870/

    Continue educate your self on the types of foods that will be more compatible with your situation. This is a good resource https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/60-seconds. If you are a meat eater then start with this at the centre of your meals, or fish / seafood (all without breading and added sugar, glazings and the like - seasonings with no sugar are fine). Review the veg on the links and if you are into fruit have anything that ends in berry (with Greek yogurt perhaps and a few nuts). Bacon, eggs, sausages, mushrooms are also fine.
     
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  4. Stevefranky

    Stevefranky · Member

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    It was beef strips with veg and lentils and two wholemeal small cobs
     
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    catinahat Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    There's your culprit
     
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  6. Stevefranky

    Stevefranky · Member

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    Thanks still learning early days
     
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    JAT1 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I assume you're Type 2 because if you were Type 1 and that rise persisted for an hour or 2 longer, it would mean that you did not take enough insulin to match the carb count in what you ate.
     
  8. JoKalsbeek

    JoKalsbeek Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    You don't have to get everything right overnight, sure took me 3 months to figure it out. Check this forum's website, Dr. jason Fung's The Diabetes Code book, dietdoctor.com and maybe https://www.diabetes.co.uk/forum/blog-entry/the-nutritional-thingy.2330/ for a little guidance. The beef strips with veg were excellent though. So you got it half right! :)
     
  9. Stevefranky

    Stevefranky · Member

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    Yes type 2 was diagnosed on the 7th june
     
  10. Stevefranky

    Stevefranky · Member

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    Thanks will check it out
     
  11. Gaffer type 1

    Gaffer type 1 LADA · Well-Known Member

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    Bread lethal
     
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