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Different reading with the same food

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by jojo7, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. jojo7

    jojo7 Type 2 · Member

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    Hi, I am wondering if anyone can explain to me as I'm still trying to get to grips with what foods to eat and testing.I have been eating a measured amount of oats, semi milk and tsp of cinnamon for breakfast and it hasn't move my readings much ( up 0.7 mmols) but today the same food at the same time pushed levels up by just over 3mmols. Is this normal for a level to be so different?
    I'm T2 on 2x850 metformin.
     
  2. Sharon Guy

    Sharon Guy · Active Member

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    I don't know as I am still learning too but I shall read replies with interest.


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  3. Patch

    Patch Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes, it is.

    There is a LOT more going on inside your body that contributes to your BG level than the amount of carbs you put in, but reducing HOW MUCH of a food that effects your BG is one way to attempt to control your overall BG.
     
  4. Sid Bonkers

    Sid Bonkers Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I agree its not just the food we eat that can affect our bg levels things like a bug or an infection, stress, day to day differences in our hormones or just a dodgy blood sample.


    I would be perfectly happy with a rise of .7 mmol/L at the 2 hour postprandial mark and the odd blip I wouldnt worry too much about. If you worry about it the stress may push your levels up higher so just write it off as a one off until it starts happening again and again in which case take another look at that meal and perhaps think about adjusting the portion slightly :D
     
  5. jojo7

    jojo7 Type 2 · Member

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    Thanks v much for your replies, I will try not to worry - till the next time :D
     
  6. Finzi

    Finzi · Well-Known Member

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    Also, you are lucky if your meter is always that consistent. I can have a difference of 1-2mmol sometimes on the same blood sample (eg measure, but higher than I expected, measure again using same drop of blood, different reading up to 2mmol).


    Type 2 on Metformin, diagnosed Jan 2013, ultra low carber, Hba1C at diagnosis 8% (64), average BS now between 5 and 6 mmol.
     
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