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What Should Blood Sugar Be 1 Hour After Eating

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Normal Blood Sugar Range After Meals

Monitoring is the only way to tell if your blood sugar is consistently staying with in range. Even non-diabetics should check their blood sugar every once in awhile to catch the potential development of the disease early. For non-diabetics, checking post-meal blood sugars is a good way to keep an eye on the potential developing disease. For diabetics, keeping an eye on after meal blood sugars is critical for to make sure the correct amount of insulin is being administered with meals. Video of the Day Blood sugar describes the molecule glucose that circulates in the blood. Glucose is the energy source that we get from the food you eat, specifically carbohydrates, and required by the body’s tissues to perform all of its basic functions. Insulin is a hormone secreted by the pancreas that allows cells to take in glucose from the blood to use as energy. The tissue cells do not take in all of the sugar in the blood though; there is a specific amount that bodies like to keep in the bloodstream, according to the Blood Sugar Diabetic website. How Food Affects Blood Sugar When you eat, digestion breaks down food into smaller molecules to be absorbed into your tissues. Even before you take Continue reading >>

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  1. DiamondAsh

    Lilliepop said: ↑
    Well I'm totally confused now. I thought I was doing so well keeping my BS controlled but now I see I'm not. I took my BS an hour after eating and it was 9.5 that's hight for me. So what is the result you worry about one or two hour test? This is the first I have heard of the one hour test. I'm a worrier so got more to worry about now. I have read a lot of things about diabetes and never seen this. That's how I felt when I realised about this... but as it is a high sugar spike I wondered if it might be harmful in some way. It's a well known fact of Diabetes that PROLONGED high sugar levels cause damage, so I wasn't worried about this 1 hour point. I decided to research my belief and this is what I discovered (outlined above) BUT, I wouldn't worry too much about it, as anyone with an intolerance to sugar will get the same results.
    In my case, it's the Bad carbs, or the fast-acting carbs that cause a 1hour high, which I believe, tells me to eat the better Good carbs for my health.

  2. pavlosn

    So, in simple terms,so that even I can understand it , what is the target 1 hour glucose level we should be aiming for.
    Just tested 1hour after breakfast and I am 151 mg/dl (8,2 mmol/l in your currency). Is this good or bad?
    Pavlos
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  3. mo1905

    There's a fine line between being careful with your BG levels and becoming obsessive. The 1 hr test is an indication of how much a certain food can spike you but if it is back to acceptable levels within 2 hrs I wouldn't start getting overly worried with it. Some have a hard enough time as it is and many have to self fund their strips. Try to eat lower GI foods if you can and lower carbs to an acceptable level and this should help.
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