I am trying to see whether short but higher spikes are better for long term glucose levels say reaching 8.5% to 9% an hour after eating and back around 6% an hour later. Or is it better keep spikes lower but bg may not drop below 7% for a few hours. This may be related to glycemic index but I have read a few articles that all seem to contradict each other or say 'we don't know yet'. I try and keep my spikes below 8.5% but it seems that the foods that do this will also result in a higher longer term average. Does anyone have information, suggestions, results to help me with this conundrum that is wrapped in an enigma and I hope you guys can crack this for me. As a last resort I will have to speak to a diabetes dietitian that generally just give the stock answers.