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Overreacting? Need Some Feedback!

Discussion in 'Newly Diagnosed' started by maitai, Sep 6, 2018.

  1. maitai

    maitai Type 2 · Member

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    So i've been pretty bang on with my diet and i've finally achieved a FBG range from 4.5-5.3, since being diagnosed late july of this year. I've gone from a ~7 average to an overall average of 5.3! Never thought i'd see the day (as expressed in my previous posts)!

    But today, I let myself go. I had a before meal blood glucose of about 5. Then I ate like 2 pieces of fried chicken (*gasps*) and a salad and two and a half hours later my BG is 6.7. Which sent me in a full on panic, certainly not the highest number i've seen on my BG monitor but first "high" one i've seen in awhile.

    I don't know, is that a crazy high number after eating or am I just overreacting...

    (i'm currently on a pretty strict low carb diet and take 1000mg of metformin a day)
     
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  2. Indy51

    Indy51 Type 2 · Expert

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    It's a perfectly normal number. Maybe taking a bit longer than usual to return to your base level, but not really awful. It would have been a better option to measure what your level was at 1 and 2 hours. Unless the chicken was heavily floured/coated, it's unlikely to have caused your level to rise too much.

    Well done on your progress so far.
     
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  3. JoKalsbeek

    JoKalsbeek Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Relax. It was a one-off, and not exactly an extreme one. You're okay.
     
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  4. Rachox

    Rachox Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    As @Indy51 says was the chicken coated in something carby, because chicken and salad wouldn’t cause a rise, in my experience? Other things to consider, did you wash your hands before the test? Did you retest straight away, it may have been a dodgy strip? What did you do between eating and the post meal test, we’re you stressed? Did you exercise? It’s not just food that can raise readings.
     
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  5. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

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    What they ^^^ said.

    Our bodies are not machines and do not always comply with our wishes, sometimes there's just no rhyme or reason. Keep an eye out just in case you're brewing an infection otherwise just put it down to 'one of those things'. Smashing improvement on your numbers btw, keep up the great work.
     
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    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    6.7 is an excellent hiccup.
    Wish mine hiccuped in such a way. :)

    Well done.
     
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    Mel dCP Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    That’s a perfectly normal level, it’s probably the protein in the chicken that caused the rise as you’re very low carb.
     
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