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When to monitor

I have been pretty successful about managing my diabetes but am puzzled by something. The difference between 1 1/2 hours and 2 hours after meal is big. This morning after a light breakfast 1 1/2 hour reading was 210 and 2 hr reading was 81. This seems strange to me.

  1. Hi @4cstripper, thanks for your question – how interesting! We're not medical experts and everyone's bodies are different, I would recommend checking in with your doctor if you haven't already spoken with them about it!

    However, we do have some information you might find applicable. For your first question in the forum header about when to monitor glucose levels generally, here's an article that explains when to monitor that you might be interested in

    As for your glucose reading, here's an article on troubleshooting high glucose levels that might be helpful: This particular portion seems applicable: "If you’re checking sooner than two hours after eating, that reading – it’s not telling the real story."

    Also, if this is only happening for breakfast in the morning after you first wake up, you could look more into the dawn phenomenon:

    I hope you're able to find some answers soon!

    Minel (Team Member)

    1. Thanks, I'll do that before and 2 hours after for a week. I realize I might not be typical for this group as I have been able to lower my A1C with diet and weight loss. I currently take no medication at all. But I still worry and want to see what individual meals are best by measuring so I can maintain where I am as long as possible.

    2. Nice thanks Minel, thanks for the recommendation. I usually do that an hour and half after. But I will try 2 hours after this time.

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