How worried should I be with the results of my home fasting glucose tolerance test completed with a sweet potato?
I tested because I feel much better with carbohydrate intake (perhaps around 100gram/day), but I'm not sure if I can tolerate it or not. I did have increased carbohydrate intake the previous few days (which is why I decided to take the test today), perhaps 150gram tops. I'm not sure how disconcerted I should be about the 1 hour mark, if the two hour seemed healthy.
Fasting BG: 86* all values are averages based on multiple measurements.
420 gram skinned, steamed sweet potato in 4 minutes (86.1 grams carb, 14 gram fiber, 27.3 sugar, 29.6 starch)
15 min: 118
30 min: 146
45 min: 179
1 hr: 169
2 hour (immediately after 5 min hot shower): 95
2.5 (ran to store to get new strips): 99
3.5: 86* *I intended to go on for 6 hours to catch any reactive hypoglycemia, but got pretty hungry, perhaps because I am not used to having a fat-free breakfast, very low protein breakfast, or perhaps because I was approaching reactive hypoglycemia.
Anyone else try this and want to post results for comparison?
asked byPaleoGal_1 (110)
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on March 19, 2012
at 07:06 PM
Reactive hypoglycemia is most relevant with non starch carbs. Your levels are on the high end, considering you ate carbs on the days leading up to the test. It could mean nothing or perhaps inadequate carb adaptation (more days needed!). I doubt that you have IR since your fasting BG levels are pretty perfect and you return to fasting levels within 2 hours.