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Need advice please as I'm a little confused!

Discussion in 'Newly Diagnosed' started by Starfish18, Feb 12, 2019.

  1. Starfish18

    Starfish18 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I test before meals and 1-2 hours after the first bite. Some meals peak within 1 hour and some peak at 2 hours. Is it the 2 hour test that's the most important to see if levels are coming back down, or to make sure levels haven't gone up 2mmol? What if after 1 hour my levels have gone over 2mmol is that still a bad spike even though my levels are coming down again by 2 hours?
    Hope this makes sense o_O
    Tia
     
  2. Grazer

    Grazer · Well-Known Member

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    Your BGS will peak about 1 hour after eating, so it is quite likely you will be more than 2 mmols higher at that stage. If at 2 hours after its within 2 mmols from the start, that's good.
    What are your typical start, 1 hour and 2 hour readings? Although there may well not be a "typical" at this stage!
     
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  3. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Legend

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    Have you ever tested after the 2 hour mark to see if you really are coming down, or staying up there, or even still climbing? At the beginning I believe it is better to ignore the 1 hour level and work out what your BS is doing from 2 hours onwards. The longer it takes to come back to where you started, the worse it is.
     
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    Starfish18 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    My typical start is mostly in the 6s (most I've spiked since testing is up 2.3 mmol that's when I've had a carbier meal and that was 2 hours after testing, I didn't test at 1 hour post meal unfortunately. The most I've gone up recently is 1.6mmol either at 1 hour or 2 hours
     
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    Starfish18 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes I have and its always coming back down luckily
    Right, thank you. I'll just stick to testing 2 hours after the first bite for now
     
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    Grazer · Well-Known Member

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    That's sounding good Starfish! You're heading for a good HbA1c test next time. In time your starting numbers will probably come down a bit, providing you don't snack between meals, so your peak readings will be lower even with the same amount of increase. Well done so far!
     
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    Starfish18 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you. I am starting to see some 5s before meals now too mainly 6s though atm
     
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    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Legend

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    You are doing really well and are learning which foods affect you the most. That is a good way to go. Your base line levels will start to come down. Well done. :)
     
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    Starfish18 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you
     
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