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Testing times!

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by IanJGouGh, Apr 9, 2017.

  1. IanJGouGh

    IanJGouGh · Member

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    We have been testing my wife's blood before and after our main meal. I know you test two hours after eating but should you test immediately before eating or say half an hour before?
    Many thanks
    Ian
     
  2. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Guru

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    You need to test immediately before you eat and then 2 hours after first bite. The rise from before to after will show you what that meal has done to her levels, which gives her the opportunity to change that meal in some way if the rise is too great.

    There are no set rules. You can also test an hour after, and 90 minutes after, and 3 hours after, or whenever you like, plus first thing in the morning after fasting all night, and bedtimes. It is up to you. However, if you want to learn from it, you need to keep a food diary including portion sizes and record these levels alongside so you can study the reactions and watch for patterns emerging.
     
  3. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Master

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    If you're not eating/drinking anything or doing anything dramatic like a run then it shouldn't make a heap of difference. Most people tend to test right before the meal I guess and then eat as the first test will give you the start time for the 2 hour test.
     
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    Rosiegough_ Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi this is my darling hubby xxx
     
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    bulkbiker Type 2 · Master

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    And welcome darling hubby..
     
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  6. Jaylee

    Jaylee Type 1 · Expert
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    Hi @IanJGouGh ,

    Welcome to the forum!

    Lol, I was puzzled & was about to ask which spouse was the D..? :D
    To be fair. I have experimented with my wife & a meter in the past..
     
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