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I don’t have diabetes but my blood sugar is 151 about two and a half hours after eating ice cream

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by Kpop7, Apr 20, 2020.

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  1. Kpop7

    Kpop7 · Active Member

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    About a year and a half ago I was diagnosed with reactive hypoglycemia. I started to eat better and it got a lot better. I’ve been feeling better so I (stupidly) had ice cream. The ice cream had a lot of syrup and brownie in it. About two hours after eating it I checked my blood sugar out of curiosity and it was 151. Do you think things could have escalated or can a **** ton of sugar do that to a healthy person without diabetes? Also I don’t know if this is related but I’ve lost weight and I thought that it’s because my insulin resistance has gotten better. Maybe it’s related?
     
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    Tophat1900 Type 3c · Well-Known Member

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    Perhaps it's worth revisiting that diagnosis and getting bloods done to see what is going on. All that sugar can do that to a supposedly health person, but if you are losing weight without trying then that I think makes it worth while to find out why.

    @Brunneria may be able to offer some advice.
     
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  3. Jim Lahey

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

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    If you've been managing your RH with a low-carb diet, that could explain both the weight loss and a possible glucose sparing reaction to the ice cream, rather than it necessarily being a pathological resistance one.
     
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    Brunneria Other · Guru
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    There are so many variables - from portion size to what else you had eaten, fat content of the ice cream, and so on.

    I suggest you do some systematic blood glucose testing, alongside a food diary and carb counting, and see what is going on.
     
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    I don't think a single reading is too much to worry about, specially if you're having carbs that you are not used to. But it's worth doing more tests to see if it is a one off and if the weight loss isn't desired and/or continues you should definitely see a doctor.
     
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    ziggy_w Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi @Kpop7,

    Interesting observation.

    Personally, due to the fat in most in most ice creams, I would expect a longer-lasting spike in blood sugars than for carby foods with less fat.

    I believe it is also important to consider the last meal effect. If you have been eating low carb for a while, the body has started to release less insulin in response to a meal (as it has learned it doesn't need as much insulin), so it needs a few days of higher carb eating to rev up insulin production.

    So, this might this might be a quite normal response in the context of low-carb eating. I might be totally of track though with my response -- as you didn't mention what you meant by "better" eating.
     
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    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Hi,

    I don't disagree on the maff.
    Some meters can be upto or around 15% out, (manufactures allow this variable?)
    I know my BG meter is higher compared to a calibrated NHS issue & my A1c prediction on the app concurs too? so we could be looking at something like 7.1 on the OP's meter?

    I agree with @Brunneria with systematic testing & logging the food & numbers.
    There are some great phone apps to help keep track of the BGs & diet.
    It helps an HCP to help you, @Kpop7 . With regards to professional consultation.
     
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    DavidGrahamJones Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely, or going the other way, is it 9.5 and that assumes 15%, what if it's more?
     
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    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    If you want ice cream then making some of the real stuff would be advisable - it is basically egg custard frozen and churned, with whatever flavourings you like - the addition of loads of carbs to it is just to make it as cheaply as possible and modern bought icecreams are to the real thing as a cheap margarine spread is to proper butter.
     
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    Lamont D Reactive hypoglycemia · Master

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    If it was that high at two hours, I just wonder how high the spike was!
    Did you have symptoms from the sudden glucose or the resulting drop?
     
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    Thank you for your response! Yea I’m going to get a glucose tolerance test to see
     
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    I was doing low carb diet for a little while, but the past month or so I havnt really been watching my carbs, I’ve just been eating less. Not eating a **** ton of snacks like I used to if that makes any sense. I started taking B1 and magnesium everyday because I was told it would help with my blood sugar and after being on that for about two months surprisingly I felt a lot better. So then I stupidly started eating worse because I felt like a B1 deficiency might have been why I was having insulin isssues in the first place. I’m going to start eating better again and I’m also going to get a glucose tolerance test to see if anything shows up.
     
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    Yea I’ll do that! I’ll make a food diary also, thank you !
     
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    Thank u for your feedback! I’ll do that
     
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    I’ll remember that thank you ! Yea I really need to start eating better
     
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    That’s what I was thinking! And I actually isn’t really have any symptoms of low blood sugar that night, or a drop. I just got really tired then about three hours after eating I went to bed. It did have ALOT of sugary stuff in the ice cream. Syrup, sprinkles, brownie. Yea it was stupid of me to eat that lol. I was just surprised after two and a half hours it was 150. I’ll get a glucose tolerance test and try that to see if anything is going on.
     
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