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Blood sugar levels right after eating

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created February 21, 2013 at 10:47 PM

Hello,

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?

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on February 22, 2013
at 01:25 AM

3 potatoes!!! Amount of protein most likely too low to amount of sugar from potatoes, which caused increase in blood sugar.

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on February 22, 2013
at 12:51 AM

And he tested 30 minutes after. Give the insulin some time to work.

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on February 21, 2013
at 11:43 PM

your blood glucose levels should be between 140-160 mg/dl after 1 hr and 110-120 mg/dl after 2 hours. those numbers could be a bit off; going from memory here.

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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.

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on February 22, 2013
at 01:25 AM

3 potatoes!!! Amount of protein most likely too low to amount of sugar from potatoes, which caused increase in blood sugar.

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on February 21, 2013
at 11:39 PM

the three potatoes might have something to do with it, but it appears you're diabetic.

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

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on February 22, 2013
at 12:51 AM

And he tested 30 minutes after. Give the insulin some time to work.

3bab738ed59d08549c63e3b26a5fa834

on February 21, 2013
at 11:43 PM

your blood glucose levels should be between 140-160 mg/dl after 1 hr and 110-120 mg/dl after 2 hours. those numbers could be a bit off; going from memory here.

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on February 21, 2013
at 11:44 PM

It is a concern, it's a doctor you ought to be talking to now. You might need to stop eating potatoes.

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