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Bs gone up from breakfast in between not eaten nothing

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by sandysan, Mar 6, 2020.

  1. sandysan

    sandysan Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi
    I had my breakfast early at 5.30 am before breakfast my bs was 6.5. I have just done my bs 6 hours later ready for lunch and its reading 8.1.......can anyone explain why it's gone up when I haven't eaten in between
    Thankyou
     
  2. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    What was for breakfast?
     
  3. catinahat

    catinahat Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    What did you have for breakfast, what have you been doing in the last 6 hours ie. Gardening, work, exercise. We need more information to make any meaningful suggestions
     
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  4. sandysan

    sandysan Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi

    Well I dont exercise due to back problems ,,at 5.30 am I eat porridge I'm normally ok with porridge come down fairly kwok before lunch time
     
  5. Jim Lahey

    Jim Lahey I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Porridge is glucose in drag. You may normally be ok with it but that doesn’t necessarily mean that will always be the case, or that it’ll remain so forever.
     
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  6. TriciaWs

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

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    and if you eat if with extra fat - butter, cream of full fat milk, there can be a delayed spike
     
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  7. ianf0ster

    ianf0ster Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    The best breakfast is eggs or bacon and eggs. Failing that a handful of berries with double cream or full fat greek yogurt.
    I never has anything other than those after I went low carb and I didn't ever get more than a 0.5 spike from breakfast unless I did some intensive exercise (which often causes the liver to dump glucose).
     
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  8. Resurgam

    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    I have noticed people are testing before meals, but not after, and some mention that they are instructed to do so - but I can't really see what benefit a type two would get from knowing their BG before eating but not at the set time afterwards.
    At the two hour mark I could judge both how the meal had affected me, and if my ability to cope with carbs was improving, with the comparison with the before level.
     
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  9. plutoniumcard

    plutoniumcard Type 2 · Active Member

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    I found porridge to be a slow release problem. I switched to NOat Porridge (greatApeCo). It is based on seeds and contains no oats. This helped to reduce the glucose drag for me.
    Plus exercise and weight loss (8kg in 8 weeks)....my BG has improved massively. Yesterday I was 5.0 first thing in morning, which I haven't seen in ages.
     
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  10. DavidGrahamJones

    DavidGrahamJones Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    That reading of 8.1 could actually be on the way down because porridge would send my BG through the roof.

    A reading 2 hours after eating would be more useful a way of getting a handle on what your BG is really doing. Perhaps even 1 hr and 2 hrs. Between breakfast and 6 hours later your bg might have gone up to 13 and be on the way back down.
     
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