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Am I Diabetic? How To Test Your Blood Sugar To Find Out

If you have not been diagnosed with diabetes but suspect you might have something wrong with your blood sugar, there is a simple way to find out. What you need to do is to test your blood sugar after you have eaten a meal that contains about sixty grams of carbohydrates. You can ask your doctor to test your blood sugar in the office if you have an appointment that takes place an hour or two after you've eaten or, if this isn't an option, you can use an inexpensive blood sugar meter to test your post-meal blood sugar yourself at home. You do not need a prescription to buy the meter or strips. One advantage of testing yourself at home is that with self-testing you do not run the risk of having a "diabetes" diagnosis written into your medical records which might make it impossible for you to buy health or life insurance. To run a post-meal blood sugar test do following: Borrow a family member's meter or buy an inexpensive meter and strips at the drug store or Walmart. The Walmart Relion meter store brand meters sold at pharamcies like CVS, Walgreens, etc are usually the least expensive. Some meters come with 10 free strips. Check to see if the meter you have bought includes strips. If Continue reading >>

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  1. bmelikia

    Question: Blood Glucose Levels AFTER Eating

    Hello Community,
    A little background. . .I am a 29 year old male. I am not "diabetic" but my father was diabetic. I have been getting my blood glucose reading, as well as my a1c, the last several times that I've had my cholesterol checked. My fasting number have been between 100 and 110. My worst a1c so far has been 5.6. I guess I'm in the "prediabetic" stage.
    I'm curious to know - in healthy individuals without diabetes - how high does ones blood sugar spike 1 hour - 2 hours AFTER eating?
    What would be the Post Porandial blood glucose threshold that would need to be crossed to suggest that a person has a potential problem?
    I'm asking because I just started testing my blood at home and have seen that at times I've spiked as high as 186 and 238 approximately 1 hour after eating. I generally seem to go back down near 100-110 approximately 2-3 hours after eating.
    Thank you for your help

  2. angelhart1964

    People with diabetes when they don't eat it makes it go up , and if we don't watch what you eat it goes up, but when you eat it will go back to normal I hope that helps,

  3. bmelikia

    Could you try explaining that to me another way? I'm not sure I understand. Thanks

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