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This is my second pregnancy with GD. I've learned a lot about it, but there are some things I still wonder about.
When you test an hour after your meal, is that from when you start eating or when you finish eating?
I eat rather quickly, I'm usually done in fifteen minutes. But I was reading about some things about how the bread carbs like pastas, rice, bread, etc. actually hit their high at 45 minutes and then come down.
This was proven tonight: I had 6oz of grilled pork chop, 1/2 cup of peas (1carb) and 3/4 cup of couscous (2carbs). I finished my meal about fifteen to twenty minutes after starting, and I ate the majority of my couscous at the end. I tested an hour after the start of my meal and was at 159....which seemed really high for what I ate. I tested again 15 minutes later.....100.
So if you hit a high 45 minutes after eating, then it would make sense to test an hour after your meal is finished, right?
SAHM to 4 yr. old sweet girl and 1 year old handsome little man!
JUST starting to think about TTC#3. It will take a lot of courage and prayers!
I was told by my endocrinologist to test exactly 1 hour after I put the first bite of food in my mouth. Now with my first child I tested after 2 hours, and my OB this time also wanted 2 hour readings. I go by what my endo tells me.