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Old 02-19-2013, 02:31 PM   #31
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I wonder what that's all about Christina?
I have heard you and others mention blood sugar 101 before, I am going to check that site out.
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Old 02-19-2013, 05:01 PM   #32
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For me, the weird thing is my 2 hour blood sugar is often higher than the one hour, which is really weird. It's supposed to be coming down.
That's that "second spike" I mentioned.
From what I understand, it can be caused by the types of food you eat and/or "delayed stomach emptying" (gastroparesis).

Also, say you have a muffin made with 2 different types of flour + a sweetener or some fruit. Each ingredient could be broken down into simple sugars at different rates and affect your blood sugar individually.

For some interesting blood sugar charts, google "Jimmy Moore Julian Bakery". (It should be the first result; I don't see a date on the blog entry but the date above the first graph is May 25, 2011.) These graphs are why I decided to test at 15-minute intervals, instead of 1-hour and 2-hour--at least when checking how a certain food affects me. One of the breads he tested caused 3 different spikes over 105 minutes!!! All of the breads caused spikes at 15 or 30 minutes, and by 60 minutes his blood sugar was close to his starting number (but continued to change over the next 2 hours).

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p.s. Jenny, I've seen somewhere a recommendation to count the hour from when you start the meal, so it will be about 45 minutes after the meal when you test?
Probably, if it takes you about 15 minutes to eat?
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