I've been playing with a glucose meter lately, and after eating a piece of fish, three baked potatoes, and butter about 30 minutes ago for dinner, I'm getting values around 200. Is this a concern? I believe the usual test with pure glucose is 2 hours after ingestion -- I'm wondering what "normal" values are right afterwards. Any idea?
asked byArchie (149)
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on February 22, 2013
at 12:31 AM
Hold on ??? no need to scare yourself! Three baked potatoes can have 200 g or more of carbohydrate, and that's a lot for anyone's body to handle all at one time, diabetic or not. If it's only been 30 minutes since you ate them, it's no wonder your glucose is so high! Anybody's would be - it doesn't necessarily mean you're diabetic. I am, so I know something about this.
If you're really interested in tracking your glucose response, check it several times at 30 minute intervals and see how long it takes to return to your normal fasting level (for non-diabetics this is usually around 85-ish, but everyone's a little different). If it's still 200 or more after a couple of hours, yeah ??? I'd check in with your doctor.
on February 21, 2013
at 11:39 PM
the three potatoes might have something to do with it, but it appears you're diabetic.