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New to BG testing..

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by auburn, Jun 21, 2015.

  1. auburn

    auburn Type 2 · Member

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    Hello,

    I have recently been diagnosed with T2 diabetes and have decided to test my blood sugar levels to find out what foods are causing me issues. For the past 2 months, I have eaten what I thought was a healthy balanced diet, and lost a bit of weight, but I got my monitor a week ago and my fasting BG is still high, rarely under 11mmol/L in the morning, and my other symptoms are not really getting better. I still get monster headaches, drowsiness, and feel really thirsty a lot of the time.

    I'm starting to test to find out what foods affect my levels and in what ways, but I just wanted to ask...
    What should I be looking for, 2 hours after eating? Today I was 10.1 before my breakfast, I had poached eggs on a toasted soda bread roll, and 2 hrs later I was 13.8. I'm not sure what the "ideal" case is? Should I expect it to be almost back to my "before meal" reading, or not really? I should have taken the 1 hr reading too, I think. Oops.

    I don't want to punish my pancreas any longer, poor thing!
     
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    auburn Type 2 · Member

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    ooh I just found there's a Blood Glucose Monitoring bit of the forum, off I trot to read there!!
     
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