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Non-diabetic getting high blood sugar after eating pasta

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by laylakate98, Jun 17, 2017.

  1. laylakate98

    laylakate98 · Newbie

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    hi, I'm a thin and active 19 year old girl who hasn't been feeling great, so I've been testing my blood sugar as diabetes type 2 runs in my family. I've noticed that for up to an hour and a half of eating bread and pasta, my blood sugar is as high as 180. It's always below 140 after 2ish hours, sometimes even back down to 110. I haven't found other foods that cause this, just white carbs. Is this cause for concern? Thanks!
     
  2. himtoo

    himtoo Type 1 · Well-Known Member
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    hi there @laylakate98
    I can understand your concern with Diabetes running in your family.

    those numbers are not really an issue as long as your before meal is below 100 and 4 hours post meal is back around the 100 area.

    best bet if you are really concerned is to get to your doctor and have a glucose tolerance test -- that should let you know for sure.
     
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  3. Totto

    Totto Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    What was you baseline?
    I think you are right to be worried. The sensible thing to do is to stop eating starchy and sugary things, and keeping a keen eye on how your blood sugar behaves. I come from a diabetic family too. I developed diabetes just before 50, before that I rarely had BG above 5.6. The good thing is that monitoring BG is so easy these days, which helps a lot.
     
  4. azure

    azure Type 1 · Expert

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    You're obviously worried @laylakate98 as you've posted a similar thread about meal results.

    The best thing to do is to see a doctor and get some proper tests.
     
  5. Art Of Flowers

    Art Of Flowers I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    If eating bread and pasta is making you feel bad then avoid eating it. Some of your numbers seem to be OK, but you might find you are pre-diabetic if you have a HbA1C blood sugar test.
     
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    CherryAA Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Many of us who are diabetic try to keep our blood sugars under 7.8 at all times because that seems ti be the level that damage begins . It would seem logical for everyone to heed those levels diabetic or not . So maybe cut back the white carbs
     
  7. NoCrbs4Me

    NoCrbs4Me I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Well, stop eating that stuff!
     
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  8. Kristin251

    Kristin251 LADA · Expert

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    180 & 140 are far out of my range. I agree with @NoCrbs4Me. Stop eating it. We all need to stop eating some of our beloved foods if we want good numbers. There are other very tasty foods and alternatives that work Micah better.

    Try lettuce wraps instead of bread and cauliflower rice instead of pasta. Or just eat the food minus bread and pasta.
     
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