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Spikes and averages

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by jwillyf, Nov 17, 2017.

  1. jwillyf

    jwillyf Type 2 · Active Member

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    Some contributors on this forum have clearly done quite a lot of research.
    I am just three days into my trial of the Libre, and fascinating it is.
    I have had a couple of days away from home and thought that for the first time since my diagnosis four months ago, I would eat rather irrationally whilst being able to monitor the effect with the Libre. That involved a Chinese with sweet and sour, rice, beef curry and starter spring rolls and chicken wings. Glucose before the meal was 4.9, rising to 10.4 an hour after the meal and falling to 6.1 after three hours. There was obviously no significant effect on average glucose with this one event of indulgence.
    It got me wondering whether regular spikes from injudicious eating were more important than average glucose levels, or vice versa, in preventing the complications of diabetes. Perhaps both matter. Anyone come across data that clarifies this?
  2. Art Of Flowers

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

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    Short duration spikes don’t impact average blood glucose levels much, but are harmful to health as they can lead to inflamation of the arteries which can cause heart disease and strokes in the long term.
  3. tubamanandy

    tubamanandy · Well-Known Member

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    Just finished my 2 week trial with the Libre - what a very useful piece of kit for a T2D
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