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Test readings

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Sotouring, Nov 15, 2017.

  1. Sotouring

    Sotouring Prediabetes · Newbie

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    Hi can someone tell me if a reading of 6.7 is high low or normal after testing two hours after eating
     
  2. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Depends what it was before you ate and what you ate I'm afraid.
    As a stand alone it's kind of ok although I aim for lower.
     
  3. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

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    Hi there, what was your reading before your first bite?
     
  4. Sotouring

    Sotouring Prediabetes · Newbie

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    Ah I didn't take a reading hi havnt been told anything on how to go about readings etc
    All the nurse told me was diet exercise and I need another blood test next week I saw her on Monday after they got my results
     
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    Sotouring Prediabetes · Newbie

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    I am at a bit of a loss trying to understand it all
     
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    Deanoh Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Sotouring Prediabetes · Newbie

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    Thank you so I need to take a reading before and after eating
    Now that makes a lot of sense
     
  8. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Master

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    Aye, take a reading before your first bite then two hours after your first bite. The difference should be no more than 2mmol but less than that is better.
     
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