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April 24th, 2009, 01:43 PM
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Hi! I'm new here and I'm so happy I found an active board for gestational diabetes!

I was diagnosed earlier this week and just started testing my blood sugar yesterday. I'm a little surprised, because I'm checking it 2 hours after every meal and snack and it's been between 78 and 93 each time. Isn't it supposed to be high given that I am diabetic?

I didn't start the carb-counting until after my first test yesterday, and I really did eat quite a bit of sugar in the few hours before the test (Pop Tarts - my last ones ). I was just expecting it to be high, and the test came back at 93. After eating low-carb for the rest of the day, each of my tests came back at 92 or 93.

I was just expecting to see much more fluctuation...what are your thoughts?
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April 29th, 2009, 07:15 AM
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Well, I'm wondering about the timing of the testing. I'm new to this as well so please forgive me if I'm way off... maybe someone else who's dealt with this much more or your doctor could give you more info...
but, What I was told was to test 1 hour after my last bite or drink of carbs for that meal.
So, I may have started to eat my meal at 8am for breakfast but not finish the meal until 8:30. I would then test my blood sugars at 9:30am. For the first couple days, I tested 1 hour after and also 2 hours after just because I was very curious as to what happens to my sugar levels over that next hour. There was one day I ate terribly and my sugars were 143. one hour later, it calculated 101. drastic change.
I would check with your diabetic coach or doctor to make sure you are testing at the right times.
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