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May 9th, 2011, 09:46 PM
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Quick question for you all...

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?
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May 10th, 2011, 05:33 AM
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I was told to test one hour after starting (seems they want to catch the high numbers).
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June 20th, 2011, 02:38 PM
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im living at the hospital and they test me one hour after i start eating

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June 22nd, 2011, 10:22 AM
Just_Marie's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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I was told one hour after starting, also

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June 22nd, 2011, 07:45 PM
Hazel's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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This is my second time with GD and both times I was told to test two hours after I finished eating
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June 22nd, 2011, 07:53 PM
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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.

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June 29th, 2011, 06:05 AM
~Angela~'s Avatar Mommy to 3
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Ditto to the 1-hr after starting.
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June 29th, 2011, 11:12 AM
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i have to test exactly 1 hour after the first bite

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