United Kingdom (Great Britain)
A 24-year-old female asked:
My blood sugar 4 hours after eating is 80 and 5 hours is 99 why did it go up? i'm not diabetic just curious if my readings
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Terri Washingtonanswered
Endocrinology 18 years experience
Normal variation: Both numbers are in the normal range and there is variation no just in the blood sugar but in the readings of the bs meter. Each meter can vary by up to 20% in number even if youi check blood sugar back to back.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
5.1k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Sep 29, 2016
People also asked
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $44!
50% off with $19/month membership
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.