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Type 2 Food Experimenting with small Quiche, feeling light headed

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by ljdub, Nov 13, 2021.

  1. ljdub

    ljdub · Active Member

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    I wonder if someone can shed some light on this, every Saturday I take my dog for a long walk and the end up at a coffee shop where since being Diagnosed T2. I have a black coffee and that’s it, today I decided to try a small bacon and leek quiche. Checked my bloods 2hrs later and they rose by 1 to 6.6. Now although this looks good I feel a little light headed could this be related as I’m not sure if it is a ‘hypo’ as don’t know what they are supposed to feel like, confused as levels seem ok
     
  2. lucylocket61

    lucylocket61 Type 2 · Expert

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    Sometimes carbs can have a rebound effect where we go high quickly, so we miss the spike, then go lower than we are used to for a while, making us feel odd

    Or it could be that, after the long walk, you need to eat something.
     
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  3. ljdub

    ljdub · Active Member

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    Ok thanks, I usually test after 2hrs, should I test 1hr after to check?
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Was it a pastry based quiche?
     
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    ljdub · Active Member

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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    You might have experienced a large spike (especially if you haven't been eating many carbs beforehand) then a sudden drop as your insulin was triggered to bring down the spike which led to the false hypo feeling.
     
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  7. Daphne917

    Daphne917 Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    If I eat something with highish carbs that I don’t normally have I test at the 1, 2 and 3 hour point so I can see what the highest reading was and whether I can eat it again.
     
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