After Meal Blood Sugar Spike Symptoms

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Blood Sugar Spikes In The Evening

Whether you have diabetes, insulin resistance, polycystic ovary syndrome or reactive hypoglycemia or simply want to lose weight, keeping your blood sugar levels stable can improve your overall well-being and health. Blood sugar spikes may be associated with fatigue, increased urination, excessive thirst, blurred vision and headaches, although many people do not experience any symptoms at all. Frequent blood sugar spikes can increase your risk for cardiovascular disease, stroke and type II diabetes. Moreover, these spikes often accompany a blood sugar crash, or hypoglycemic event, which can further exacerbate blood sugar fluctuations. Video of the Day Target blood sugar varies based on whether you have diabetes. For people with diabetes, levels below 130 mg/dL are the target before eating, whereas your reading two hours after eating shouldn't go beyond 180 mg/dL. If you do not have diabetes, a target of less than 100 mg/dL before a meal and below 120 mg/dL two hours after eating is more appropriate. A blood sugar spike means that your blood sugar levels go above the desired range. These spikes usually occur in the post-prandial period, or the period after your meal. Carbohydrates an Continue reading >>

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  1. Lenawooly

    Fasting blood sugar was 101... Should I be worried?

    I took an at home blood sugar test a couple weeks ago after sleeping/fasting for ~8/9 hours. It came back 101. According to the internet, I'm "pre-diabetic".... My mother said I was fine, that 120+ would be actually worrying. 23 y/o female.
    My mother and one of her brothers are prediabetic. Her other brother had type 1. Her father has type 2, as do a number of her cousins. My paternal grandfather is also insulin resistant.
    I am 5'7 and 145lbs -- so rather average. BMI in healthy range. I've lived a moderately active life, but wouldn't say that I've been SUPER health-conscious in general. I also have had a lot of issues with fatigue (especially after eating) for a decade, which has gradually worsened, even when I eat healthy and exercise regularly.
    I guess my real question is... does this mean I will likely become diabetic unless I make some major lifestyle changes? ... or is it more of a matter of me not becoming obese? Thank you

  2. qsefthuko

    After 1 test? Not concerned but perhaps motivated to check again.
    Anything that motivates us to improve our health is always good. You are young. Getting healthy and maintaining that will never be easier. If you feel you could improve ,why not do so now? In

  3. AnnC

    If you are concerned about being prediabetic, you will need to see a doctor for blood tests. That's the only way to be sure.
    Sent from my iPad using Diabetes Daily

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