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Taking bg readings at 2.5 hour mark

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by millenium, Jul 21, 2019.

  1. millenium

    millenium Carer · Well-Known Member

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    I remember reading Jennie Brand Millers saying the bg of a diabetes peaks later than a normal person. Does that make sense to measure at 2.5 hours mark instead?
     
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    ert Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    It depends on what you eat. Sweets, white bread, rice, pasta, and potatoes tend to trigger post-meal spikes. I suggest you experiment with a glucometer. Good luck.
     
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    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    The peak can be any time from about an hour after first bite to any time after the 2 hour mark. It depends on the contents of the meal, the amount of fat, the type of carbs, and your own personal metabolism. When I was testing out meals I often tested at an hour, 90 minutes, 2 hours and if I wasn't coming down then I tested half hourly until I did. In my case, my peaks are somewhere between an hour and 90 minutes. It depends on whether you want to catch the actual peaks or see how long it takes to start dropping or reach your base level.
     
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