post prandial glucose numbers

Posted by evittan @evittan, Tue, Jun 18 8:58am

Lately after some meals my glucose numbers rise to 185-194. They go back down after a couple of hours. How long do I monitor this before doing something about it?

Hello @evittan

This is an interesting question. Can I assume that you have been diagnosed with Diabetes? If so, how long ago and what meds are you taking now?

I found articles on this topic. Here are some links to some information that you might find helpful,
https://www.everydayhealth.com/hs/type-2-diabetes-management/postprandial-glucose/
and https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/glucose-challenge-test/about/pac-20394277

Have you contacted your doctor about your concerns? If not, please do so.

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I failed to mention I am not diabetic. I am a 57 year old woman. Great grandmother, grandmother, aunt and cousin are all diabetic.

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@hopeful33250

Hello @evittan

This is an interesting question. Can I assume that you have been diagnosed with Diabetes? If so, how long ago and what meds are you taking now?

I found articles on this topic. Here are some links to some information that you might find helpful,
https://www.everydayhealth.com/hs/type-2-diabetes-management/postprandial-glucose/
and https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/glucose-challenge-test/about/pac-20394277

Have you contacted your doctor about your concerns? If not, please do so.

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Ps. I emailed my doctor, and he said to watch it.

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High carb meals seem to be worse. I spike within minutes.

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Hi @evittan

I am glad that you posted again and provided some more information. It is good to hear that you are not diabetic. I can certainly understand why you are concerned, though, in that you have so many close relatives with diabetes.

I was just wondering, do you have any symptoms when your glucose numbers spike? I'm thinking of symptoms like dizziness, fatigue, nausea, etc.? Are your A1C numbers within the normal range for your age?

Do you have a regular exercise routine? Do you try to eat a healthy diet or are many of your meals high in carbs?

I am glad to know that you have contacted your doctor regarding your concerns. If you have more concerns you should certainly check back in with your doctor.

Will you post again and let me know how you are doing with your concerns?

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Thank you, Teresa. I usually exercise, but slowed down lately. I eat lots of meat and vegetables, organic whole food. On this particular day I had glass noodles with chicken and fried rice when I felt my heart working kind of hard. Took my bs and found it at 194. I've been experiencing dizziness, fatigue and nausea lately too. It's been a while since I've had an A1C, but it's usually normal. Thank you again for taking the time to help me.

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@evittan

Thank you, Teresa. I usually exercise, but slowed down lately. I eat lots of meat and vegetables, organic whole food. On this particular day I had glass noodles with chicken and fried rice when I felt my heart working kind of hard. Took my bs and found it at 194. I've been experiencing dizziness, fatigue and nausea lately too. It's been a while since I've had an A1C, but it's usually normal. Thank you again for taking the time to help me.

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@evittan Keep noting the symptoms and try to get more regular exercise. I have those same problems.

There is diabetes in my immediate family in that most family members were serious diabetics by age 50. I did not have abnormal A1C numbers until much later in life, so I've done better than most. Exercise is the key to most health problems, I plan it like I do taking meds. It is all part of the prescription for a healthier lifestyle.

When will you see your doctor about another A1C?

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@evittan I am curious, why do you test your blood glucose and have A1c tests if you are not diabetic? Are you considered to be pre-diabetic, or is because of the family history? I found the articles that @hopeful33250 included links for to be very informative, even for me who has been a controlled diabetic for a number of years now.

I think up to 180 is considered to be OK when you test two hours after a meal. I know that exercise helps so I reserve having breakfasts that have more carbs for days when I exercise early in the day. Occasionally my numbers run high but most of the time they are in decent range. I tested this morning before eating and it was only 77 but my endo wants me to test after various meals also. I do not test daily.

I presume that glass noodles have a lot of carbs in them, and certainly rice does also so that could account for your higher numbers. I eat very few starches, there are other ways I prefer to use up my carb allowance, as in fruit.

Good luck with this. I hope your A1c continues to be in the normal range.
JK

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@contentandwell

@evittan I am curious, why do you test your blood glucose and have A1c tests if you are not diabetic? Are you considered to be pre-diabetic, or is because of the family history? I found the articles that @hopeful33250 included links for to be very informative, even for me who has been a controlled diabetic for a number of years now.

I think up to 180 is considered to be OK when you test two hours after a meal. I know that exercise helps so I reserve having breakfasts that have more carbs for days when I exercise early in the day. Occasionally my numbers run high but most of the time they are in decent range. I tested this morning before eating and it was only 77 but my endo wants me to test after various meals also. I do not test daily.

I presume that glass noodles have a lot of carbs in them, and certainly rice does also so that could account for your higher numbers. I eat very few starches, there are other ways I prefer to use up my carb allowance, as in fruit.

Good luck with this. I hope your A1c continues to be in the normal range.
JK

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JK,
I began testing it when I got sick a few years ago, trying to figure out what was going on with my body. My autoimmune #s indicate something, but I don't know what. The highest pp #s I've recorded so far is 194. That was the high carb meal at lunch. I don't usually eat that high, but I was hungry that day. LOL. I will continue to eat more veggies and protein. p.s. I am not a diabetic, just watching it.

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@hopeful33250

@evittan Keep noting the symptoms and try to get more regular exercise. I have those same problems.

There is diabetes in my immediate family in that most family members were serious diabetics by age 50. I did not have abnormal A1C numbers until much later in life, so I've done better than most. Exercise is the key to most health problems, I plan it like I do taking meds. It is all part of the prescription for a healthier lifestyle.

When will you see your doctor about another A1C?

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Okay, I will add the exercise back in. Thank you!

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Good to hear that you will get back to exercise, @evittan. When we are trying to keep from developing Diabetes exercise is an important factor.

What exercise do you enjoy, @evittan?

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@hopeful33250

Good to hear that you will get back to exercise, @evittan. When we are trying to keep from developing Diabetes exercise is an important factor.

What exercise do you enjoy, @evittan?

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@evittan @hopeful33250 Exercise is so important, they are saying now that it helps your brain too, not just your body, and that leading a sedentary life is as bad for you as smoking. I went too many years being too sedentary and too overweight. I am glad I have changed that and so are my husband, son, and daughter. My son and daughter and I all have Apple watches and share our activities. Yesterday when I got done with a workout at the gym I got a "that's the ticket" message from my son! The last few weeks I have not exercised much due to some other circumstances but I am getting back to it now.
JK

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