Blood glucose levels before meals and after meals

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Avatar f tn The times to test are mornings before breakfast, before each lunch and dinner meals and 2-3 hours after each meal. Before meals so you can get a baseline reading. After meals so you can see how the foods you ate affected your glucose levels. Normal after meal levels are <180 mg/dl [<=less than] where some doctors want <140 mg/dl. If you go over these numbers avoid those foods. Your A1c will show how well you are controlling and managing your glucose. The goal is below 6%.
Avatar m tn Also testing two hours after meals is a good way of seeing how different foods affect your blood glucose and knowing then what is good and not so good for you to eat. So bottom line is there is no absolute time you have to test but it does provide you with important information about managing your diabetes.
Avatar n tn dont do the 3 hour GTT for diabetics but the 4-hour GTT for reactive hypoglycemia. Your blood is taken after a 12-hour fast. Then you are given a glucose challenge (a sugary drink), and your blood is taken at one hours intervals for for 4 hours. The test itself is really a pain but I am happy I did it. It turns out my blood sugar drops extremely low after meals and this is accompanied by heart palpitations.
325405 tn?1262290178 Haven't yet been in to see an endocrinologist or a dietary person to talk blood sugar levels and diet. Am having problems dealing with my insurance company who won't even cover my stupid testing strips. They basically are $1 a strip. Expensive. I had gestational diabetes several years ago (gestational diabetes was covered 100% for supplies and visits), so I am aware of how to do all the blood testing and have been doign fine about that.
Avatar n tn I have had a blood sugar test and gave a reading of 6.1 about 1 hour after a breakfast (Weetabix, Milk, Orange Juice). I have to go back and have repeat test but after having nothing to eat approx 9 hours beforehand....will this give an increased or decreased reading.
Avatar f tn The nutritonist gave me a glucose meter so I could check my bs after meals and fasting. After two months of excercise and diet change I have lost 15lbs. My blood sugar is no longer high in the mornings ( usually between 87-93) but now I've noticed it goes down to about 71-75 two hours after eating. I started checking it at one hour after eating and one time it was 139 then at the two hour mark it was 71.
Avatar f tn It is either connected to reflux, or to pancreatic insulinoma which cause a rapid rise and then rapid fall of blood glucose resulting in rapid heart rate. Apart from this it can even be due to anemia, low blood pressure, hypoglycemia, anxiety, hyperthyroidism etc. Please consult your PCP for primary examination (blood sugar, thyroid levels, hemoglobin, BP monitoring etc) followed by proper referral. Take care!
Avatar n tn My 16-year-old daughter has taken up surfing and is having the same experience. She's okay without eating before her swim-team workouts, which seem awfully intense to me, but something about the surfing (the cool water, the intensity) causes her blood glucose to drop every time. She typically has to eat both before and after to prevent lows, and sometimes still gets low. She's not on a pump, just on a nightly Lantus shot and Novalog before meals.
Avatar m tn When did you have your blood glucose tested? Was it before you ate or after? Actually, personally, I consider 125 very good on either side of eating. Just me.
Avatar f tn First, run to Walmart, and get a blood glucose meter so he can test daily at home. Without one, you're flying blind. Then until you can read up on low carb food preparation, cut all of the "white foods"; not reduce, cut! That means sugar, pasta, rice, potatoes of any kind, any starchy foods. If your grandfather is ambulatory, even a small walk is beneficial in reducing blood glucose levels. Kepp testing everyday, and with no cheating hopefully he'll see the levels decline.
Avatar n tn I have been getting weak in my legs and arms both before and after meals. I recently had a cervical biopsy which came out negative. I had pain in my hip after the biopsy but when I saw a doctor he prescribed Ibuprofen and Neurobion tablets, could this be side effects?
180395 tn?1287493997 " Are these levels normal?" First, I'm glad you posted for the chance of diabetes are greater when the parents have it. What you need to do today is change doctors and find one that will listen to you, offer advice, and not ignore your health. Unfortunately not all doctors follow their "hippocrates oath" and it appears yours is in this category. Ask your doctor to test your glucose (blood sugar) with an OGTT (oral fasting glucose and an A1c test.
208630 tn?1198414258 I have noticed that meals having higher fat contents digest much slower than meals with lower fat contents, and I can find that my glucose levels rise some after my mealtime insulin finishes working when that happens. The result is pretty much what you describe. 'Normal' eating patterns mean variety. And variety in what we eat means variety in digestion times for meals.
Avatar m tn I always take 2 or 3 pulkas or chapathis during night every day and i dont eat rice during night.. But whenever i check the blood glucose levels with the glucometer, i find that the fasting values are not within the range of normal values viz 110 for fasting. but the post lunch levels always within the normal range of viz 140.The random levels always varies from 125 to 150. Kindly advise me whether i am diabetic and do i have to take medicine for diabetes?
194838 tn?1303428544 My two cents worth is that for a few weeks you should perform intensive testing and log all your foods, and meds, taking an effort to each a balanced small meal with a specified number of calories. Take sugar levels upon awakening, before breakfast, two hours after breakfast. Before eating lunch and two hours after eating lunch. Before supper and two hours after eating supper. And at bedtime. Experiment a bit and fast during the morning.
910435 tn?1296748610 People with this type tend to rise in the morning with higher than normal blood glucose levels, and after eating may have a drop in blood glucose levels. I call it a reverse spin cycle [no pun intended]. A lot of doctors have not been made aware or just do not know how to treat LADA. Frequent testing before meals and after meals to see how foods affect your blood glucose is a must. Bad carbs and starches are bad guys so pay strict attention to the intake. Do you have a home glucose meter?
Avatar f tn What are crumpets? Lol and isnt porridge the same thing as oatmeal? In the states things are pretty different. I personally think its neat.
Avatar f tn Random testing has no meaning. Before meals and 2-3 hours after meals are test times. If it was 2-3 hours after a meal you are normal. That look could have been "I don't know?". "constant fatigue, lightheaded.. etc" The only way to now for sure is testing. Its possible you are experiencing Adrenal fatigue.
Avatar n tn Here is some more information on blood glucose ranges and blood sugar testing for you from and the Sugar Sense app. If you enter enough data over enough days, our app gives you an average A1C -- this is your 3 month average amount of glucose in your blood. It's likely a better measure than the daily averages from your meter, as Mindmaster points out. Here's a little more about the A1C: http://www.medhelp.
Avatar f tn My husband has been feeling tired, sleepy and thirsty for about a month. I checked his sugar for about a week and went to see our fam dr. He said everything was fine. 2weeks later, I checked his sugar for about a week again.He has some normal readings but he also have some few high readings and that's before meals like 149, 163, 2 on the 200s, etc. family dr. keeps saying that this is normal for his age (60) that he's working too hard or too much.
Avatar n tn s glucose ranges from 70-126 when fasting. I have read that after meals, glucose levels can go up to about 146 before a person is considered in the diabetic range. So your glucose readings thus far sound like they would be considered in the normal range of values except for the on at 61. As a diabetic, I know that I can actually start to feel bad when glucose is in the lower 70's even though 70 is considered the lowest level of normal.
Avatar f tn The times to test are mornings before breakfast, before each lunch and dinner meals and 2-3 hours after each meal. Before meals so you can get a baseline reading. After meals so you can see how the foods you ate affected your glucose levels. Normal after meal levels are <180 mg/dl [<=less than] where some doctors want <140 mg/dl. If you go over these numbers avoid those foods." Testing one hour after a meal results in a false positive. Questions: 1.
Avatar f tn The medical community has since lowered that number and now your fasting blood glucose levels should not be over 100. The doctor I have now, tells me that two hours after meals, should not be any higher than 120-135. That's MY doctor. Other doctor's may say something else. If you really feel that your levels are higher since you started Metformin, tell your doctor the way you feel. He/she should be more than willing to talk things over with you.
Avatar f tn If a nutritionist is not an option, ask your doctor about any diabetic meal plans that they recommend. You can also try eating smaller, more frequent meals. This will help keep your blood sugar levels a little more steady and prevent the peaks and valleys that can lead to hunger.
Avatar f tn Because an A1c averages blood glucose levels for the previous 3 months, your blood glucose levels have to be going high quite often to get that high an A1c; apparently, you aren't catching them.
Avatar n tn Before meals, a range of 70-126 is considered normal. After meals, glucose levels up to 140-something are considered normal. Your little one was probably crying so hard when his glucose levels were low because he felt bad... when glucose levels drop below about 70, we feel pretty awful. The high reading over 200 certainly is way above where the normal level should be, so I agree that he should be checked by a pediatrician.