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What's your post lunch blood sugar level this afternoon?

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by add, Aug 29, 2015.

  1. oldman1954

    oldman1954 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Some thing going on today had a pre lunch of 7.7 and post of 7.5 even pre dinner was 7.4 :(
     
  2. DawnPhenomenon

    DawnPhenomenon Other · Well-Known Member

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    6.8 2hrs after 5.8 four hours after
     
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  3. ButtterflyLady

    ButtterflyLady Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I feel tempted to respond in depth and ask lots of questions re some posts, so if people could start new threads about issues they are having, that might be better. Then I can ask away to my heart's content without fear of taking this thread off topic. Thanks :)
     
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  4. Sirmione

    Sirmione Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    My highest reading today almost 3hours after a very carb laden brunch was 5.6
     
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  5. add

    add Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    5.1 today....
     
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  6. DawnPhenomenon

    DawnPhenomenon Other · Well-Known Member

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    7.5 one and a half hours after (6.8 pre lunch)
     
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  7. Robbity

    Robbity Type 2 · Expert

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    I spend a lot of my time higher (low to mid 7s) than I'd prefer, but if I'm not spiking post meal, I'm reasonably happy - I'd rather this than bigger ups and downs. I also spend some days quite high until dinner time and later when it goes down again.
    I'm on pretty low carb diet, and I think sometimes my liver does a nice big dump to top me up for the day...:eek:

    Robbity
     
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  8. 13lizanne

    13lizanne Type 2 · Expert

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    Good stuff! That's low (& in normal BG range). My reading 2hrs after lunch is 6.1
     
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  9. Robbity

    Robbity Type 2 · Expert

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    Errm - to be really useful/helpful I think we need to see both pre and post meal levels - one figure on its own doesn't really tell very much (about spikes) even when it is a nice low one...:wideyed:

    Robbity
     
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  10. 13lizanne

    13lizanne Type 2 · Expert

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    O.k. Robbity, my previous lunch reading was 5.2 lunch was 2 slices boiled ham & 1/4 frittata + garden salad 6.1 after
     
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  11. Robbity

    Robbity Type 2 · Expert

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    I'm ashamed to admit that I can better(!) @oldman1954 's high readings:
    8.2 pre lunch -> 7.9 post lunch

    I've been extra high all day - starting with a high fasting level due to naughty midnight snack, high pre meal reading due this plus a walk to the post office liver dump, and back to 8.2 before dinner but down a bit to 7.0 post dinner. So nice and flat like his but at much too high levels...

    Robbity
     
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  12. ButtterflyLady

    ButtterflyLady Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I think I read somewhere on the forum that the liver only dumps glucose after 5 hours of fasting. My hunch is that a high carb snack or meal probably keeps things high for about a day? I also think that your levels may come down as you lose weight, as that's what happened with me.
     
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  13. 13lizanne

    13lizanne Type 2 · Expert

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    Today I was 4.8 before a lunch of 2 Turkey&chicken burgers and a hard-boiled egg then 6.0 after
     
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  14. Munkki

    Munkki Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I missed measuring before, as I came home super hungry after a good run in the park and then 3 hours of shopping in the city (including walking all the way up to my home with heavy shopping bags full of veg, meat and shoes ;)). I ate a really large meal and got to 4.9 a bit more than two hours later, and after a little nap.
     
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  15. Interaud

    Interaud Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Mine was 3.7 (was very active houseworking after breakfast - 5.1 pre-brekkie) so had a bit more than usual at around 11.50 am (slice of wholemeal bread with LO carb content spreading cheese, organic yoghurt and couple of teaspoons Mocha). Rose to 7.4 prior to tea. Next check due before bed and I hope it's back to the 5ish mark!
     
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    4ratbags Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I actually remembered to test my BS after lunch yesterday and it came in at 5.5 so I was happy as I was feeling down all day and I ate a lot of things I shouldn't have.
     
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  17. 13lizanne

    13lizanne Type 2 · Expert

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    Today it was 4.2 before lunch and 5.1 after
     
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  18. Emma158

    Emma158 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Mine was 4.2 after a lunch of salmon, salad and 2 slices of wholemeal bread.....
     
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  19. 13lizanne

    13lizanne Type 2 · Expert

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    Monday morning was stress central pushed levels up I think
    Pre lunch 4.8 after lunch 6.4 back down to 5.4 an hour later
     
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  20. 13lizanne

    13lizanne Type 2 · Expert

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    5.6 before 5.8 after
     
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