Ok, glucose smart mamas (cough*Shannon*cough)- HELP!
What does it mean if my blood glucose goes *down* after a meal? Admittedly, it wasn't a very carby meal, but I did have a big glass of juice with it (Odwalla Superfood, ~25g sugar/30g carb.). I tested 1 hour after eating. My fasting test this morning was 104 (slightly out of the healthy 'normal' range), and after breakfast it was 96/93 (I tested twice).
And then I tested DD, which was a little more than an hour after she ate. She had eaten some honey about 10 minutes before, but from what I've read that shouldn't affect blood sugar so quickly. Her first reading was a 147, so I retested and got 167!
When was the 147? In the morning/evening? after eating or on an empty stomach? were you stressed? eating food triggers? try taking your blood sugar for a few days, fasting in the morning, and after various meals, and you'll get a feel for what it's doing. You can also play with when you take it after a meal, 45 minutes, an hour, two hours after.
I'd blame the honey and retest dd later.
I think the 147 was around 4pm. And yes, eating food triggers I believe. Would that mess with blood sugar?
Today, my fasting rate was 104, then after breakfast it was 96/93 (1 hour) and 86 (2 hour). After a carb-y lunch it was 119 (1 hour).
And yeah- I'm blaming the honey now, because we just rechecked her and it was 88. But still- 147 is a pretty high spike, isn't it? What I'm reading is that a healthy person should *never* go over 140 (and not over 120, ideally.) Maybe she just had some honey on her finger where I poked it.