Non Diabetic Blood sugar Spikes

Posted by amoreenap @amoreenap, Dec 1, 2021

Hi, I have suffered with reactive hypoglycemia since childhood. It's diet controlled.
I have been noticing within the past few months my fasting blood sugar is around 100 when it used to be always around 80.
I felt weird one day after eating so I took my blood sugar just to be safe and it was 178 about 45 mins after the start of a meal of rice corn and chicken. I know the 2 hour post meal levels are what you're supposed to check.. but is it normal for a non diabetic to spike that high at ANY given time? I feel like if your body is working properly, it shouldn't be able to spike that high.

It always comes back down..but I do feel worried about the spike at 45 mins.

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Hi @amoreenap, I think if your insulin level is too high it can cause your blood sugar to spike. Here is an article you might be interested in:
https://drcederquist.com/insulin-resistance/symptoms-of-insulin-resistance-tired-after-lunch. Also, there is another discussion you might find helpful — High insulin levels: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/high-insulin-levels/

Have you had a fasting insulin test along with a fasting glucose test?

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@johnbishop

Hi @amoreenap, I think if your insulin level is too high it can cause your blood sugar to spike. Here is an article you might be interested in:
https://drcederquist.com/insulin-resistance/symptoms-of-insulin-resistance-tired-after-lunch. Also, there is another discussion you might find helpful — High insulin levels: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/high-insulin-levels/

Have you had a fasting insulin test along with a fasting glucose test?

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I have just had fasting glucose blood tests. I haven't done a glucose tolerance test or anything. I'm just wondering if it's normal for an average person to spike to 178 at any given point.

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@amoreenap

I have just had fasting glucose blood tests. I haven't done a glucose tolerance test or anything. I'm just wondering if it's normal for an average person to spike to 178 at any given point.

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I think it depends on when you last ate but I'm not sure and I have no medical training or background. Here's a blood sugar chart that shows for non-diabetics the target range is 72–99 mg/dl before a meal and less than 140 mg/dl 2 hours after a meal. —- What are the ideal blood glucose levels?: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/317536

Here is an article that explains blood sugar spikes — https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/317215

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@johnbishop

I think it depends on when you last ate but I'm not sure and I have no medical training or background. Here's a blood sugar chart that shows for non-diabetics the target range is 72–99 mg/dl before a meal and less than 140 mg/dl 2 hours after a meal. —- What are the ideal blood glucose levels?: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/317536

Here is an article that explains blood sugar spikes — https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/317215

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Thanks for all your help, john!

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