Tag Archives: postprandial

Post-meal blood sugar spikes

Contrary to the popular belief, a spike in blood sugar after eating also known as postprandial hyperglycemia is not uncommon and typically not dangerous. Unless advised otherwise, most folks with diabetes don’t even have to check their blood sugar after … Continue reading

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My Morning Fasting Blood Sugar

It was a whopping 116. I couldn’t believe my eyes as this hasn’t happened in a long time. Lately my fasting numbers were fairly close to a 100, sometimes even 99 that was super normal for me. And now this. … Continue reading

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How often to check blood sugar?

Checking blood sugar is an important part of diabetes management.  But how often to do so is a good question.  In this context, I am talking about type 2 diabetes. Ever since I was first diagnosed, I was instructed to … Continue reading

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Today’s Prompt: OBVIOUS. Target blood glucose levels for Type 2 Diabetes

Setting goals in an important tool in managing diabetes.  Target blood glucose levels are one of them. ADA suggests the following targets for the nonpregnant adults with Type 2 Diabetes.  (border is mine) I was dumbfounded when seeing these. What’s … Continue reading

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A Quarter Cup of an Ice Cream

Earlier today I went to do grocery shopping and somehow have ended up in the frozen food isle. There I was looking for a small size ice cream as I eat it only once in a blue moon, a quarter … Continue reading

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Order in which food is eaten may affect postprandial blood sugar

Diabetes Self-Management reports a study done at the Cornell Medical College.  The researchers picked 11 overweight people with type 2 diabetes who were on Metformin. On 2 separate days a week apart, the participants were given a meal of vegetables, … Continue reading

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