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Not sure about testing after meals

Discussion in 'Blood Glucose Monitoring' started by AllieRainbow, May 6, 2018.

  1. AllieRainbow

    AllieRainbow Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I am very newly diagnosed, and I have just started testing my blood glucose today.

    I tested when I woke up, and before meals - I also tested two hours after the first bite - is this right or should it have been 2 hours after finishing the meal?

    I was a very slow eater today, in both cases taking an hour to finish because I am eating a lot of vegetables - I am testing at the right time if I test 2 hours after the meal started, or do I need to push it back until 2 hours after I had finished?

    I am feeling slightly confused, and would love some feedback on this from more experienced members.
     
  2. Tipetoo

    Tipetoo Type 2 · Expert

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    It's two hour after the "first bite".
     
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  3. AllieRainbow

    AllieRainbow Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thank you, I thought so but then I started to doubt myself. There is a lot to take in at the moment.
     
  4. Mr_Pot

    Mr_Pot Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Officially it is 2hrs after first bite but that doesn't make sense to me for a really long meal. The idea is that your BG should have to returned to within 2mmol/l of the before meal level to test the suitability of the meal. If that is a typical length of your meal why not test 2 hrs after first bite and 2 hours after you finish as an experiment to see if it makes much difference.
     
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  5. shelley262

    shelley262 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I test two hours after I finish as I eat high fat very low carb and find I peak later. Most important thing I believe is consistency so I always test two hours after and compare results of different meals that way that’s what works for me! ,
    Maybe if you were eating more carbs peak would be earlier.
     
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  6. AllieRainbow

    AllieRainbow Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I will give you the figures:

    Before the meal: 6.8
    2 hours after first bite: 9.7 (60 mins after last bite)
    + 30mins on previous time - 90 mins after last bite: 8.5
    + 30 mins on previous time - 2 hours after last bite: 7.7
     
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