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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

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

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. ...Read more

Blood Sugar (Definition)

The blood sugar concentration or blood glucose level is the amount of glucose (sugar) present in the blood of a human or animal. The body naturally tightly regulates blood glucose levels as a part of metabolic homeostasis. Glucose is the primary source of energy for the body's cells, and blood lipids (in the form of fats and oils) are primarily ...Read more


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What is a normal blood sugar level approximately 4 hours after eating breakfast?

What is a normal blood sugar level approximately 4 hours after eating breakfast?

Should be < 140mg/dL: You're best off looking at a 2 hr post meal blood sugar because by the time 4 hours have gone by, blood sugar may have come down from a much higher value. ...Read more

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Blood sugar of 110 about 4 hours after eating.. Is this a sign of diabetes ?

Blood sugar of 110 about 4 hours after eating.. Is this a sign of diabetes ?

No: That is a normal blood sugar. The diagnosis of diabetes is made when your fasting blood sugar is greater than 126 mg/dl or a random blood sugar is greater than 200 mg/dl on 2 separate occasions unless accompanied by symptoms of diabetes. Symptoms of diabetes can include increased thirst and urination. Unexplained weight loss, fatigue, blurred vision, or increased hunger. ...Read more

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Will my blood sugar be too low after fasting? It is 4.8 after eating a lot of sugar, (my colleague was 6.4 after eating the same). If i fast 12 hours will it be too low?

Will my blood sugar be too low after fasting? It is 4.8 after eating a lot of sugar, (my colleague was 6.4 after eating the same). If i fast 12 hours will it be too low?

No, your: Body is smarter than you are. Fasting doesn't drop blood sugar below normal because your body is very protective and keeps dumping glucose into your blood stream to maintain a normal glucose. Otherwise you wouldn't be able to survive sleeping at night, would you? There is no hypoglycemia unless on diabetes drugs. ...Read more

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Will my blood sugar be too low after fasting? It is 4.8 after eating a lot of sugar, (my colleague was 6.4 after eating the same). If i fast 12 hours will it be too low?

Need more info: Are you a diabetic on medication? It you do not have diabetes, your blood sugar is regulated by a number of hormone systems to keep it in the normal range regardless of whether you are fasting or eating. People who starve do not die of hypoglycemia. If you are medication for diabetes that causes release of insulin, then you have the potential for low sugars to occur. ...Read more

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Is a blood sugar of 125 one hour after eating ok?

Yes, but: There are no normals for one hour after a meal, only for fasting and two hours after eating. If it's a finger stick glucose, your real blood sugar was probably higher than the value you got. ...Read more

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Blood sugar 1 hour after eating. Does it go up or down?

Blood sugar 1 hour after eating. Does it go up or down?

Goes up: It goes up usually. Shouldn't go up too much though unless you have diabetes and its not well controlled. ...Read more

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What should your blood sugar be 1 hour after eating dinner?

What should your blood sugar be 1 hour after eating dinner?

Are you diabetic or : No.
Your blood sugar starts to rise soon after you start to eat and is at its highest 1 to 2 hours after your meal

normal "after eating, " glucose levels are 120 mg/dl and below for non-diabetics, 159 mg/dl and below for those with prediabetes and 180 mg/dl for diabetics.
Other wise check it out. ...Read more

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Blood sugar was 238 after eating lunch an hour later. Is this bad?

It definitely: Indicates diabetes. Hopefully you are receiving education, diet, exercise, weight reduction and medication to bring your sugar back to normal -- plus other measures to prevent problems in the future. ...Read more

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Blood sugar was 70 almost 2 hours after eating. Is this something to worry about?

Blood sugar was 70 almost 2 hours after eating. Is this something to worry about?

Sounds normal: It is not clear why you were testing it, but that is a nice normal glucose. Many normal people do not really elevate their glucose much after eating. It means you have good insulin-producing b-cells in your pancreas that respond to the meal quickly. ...Read more

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Blood sugar 185 1 hour after eating but normal at 75 two hours after. Is this normal??

Less than 140 is OK: Normal blood sugar 2 hours after eating is less than 140. See https://www.reference.com/health/normal-adult-blood-sugar-level-e0e0ec8c8029030?qo=cdpArticles ...Read more

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Recently blood glucose of 109 two hours after eating (postprandial)?

Recently blood glucose of 109 two hours after eating (postprandial)?

That would be normal: If from a vein, finger-sticks aren't fully accurate. Normal 65-105 when drawn out of a vein while fasting. Various authorities have different "normal" levels. There are, however, no exact cut-offs, it's all a continuium. Two hour post meal should be less than 130-140, and any glucose >200 at any time suggests diabetes. An a1c >6% is also suggests diabetes. ...Read more

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Can you please define normal blood glucose numbers three hours after eating?

Fasting normal: 65-105 when drawn out of a vein while fasting. Various authorities have different "normal" levels. There are, however, no exact cut-offs, it's all a continuium. Finger sticks are not accurate enough for diagnosis. Two hour post meal should be less than 130-140, and any glucose >200 at any time suggests diabetes. An a1c >6% is also suggestive and needs further evaluation. See diabetes.Org for info. ...Read more

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What can I do if my blood sugar was 124 three hours after eating, is that high?

No: But it is in the higher range of normal. Never decide what do do on the basis of one lab result. If you're overweight with a positive family history of diabetes, start a regimen of diet, exercise and weight reduction. Check w/ your doctor. ...Read more

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What can I do if my blood sugar is 160 an hour after eating sweet stuff. Was worse before. Why?

Because: You're overweight and have Insulin resistance or prediabetes, or maybe even full diabetes. You probably have a positive family history for obese relatives with diabetes. Your body is trying to tell you what you've done for the past 38 years isn't working. Eat less, exercise, lose weight and see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have meter just because. I didn't feel right so I checked my blood sugars. 120 blood sugar level 3 hours after eating. Is this normal?

I have meter just because. I didn't feel right so I checked my blood sugars. 120 blood sugar level 3 hours after eating. Is this normal?

Just because: This is not an appropriate forum for curiosity. The blood sugar monitor is a medical device and should only be used for proper medical reasons. 120 after 3 hours is wnl. ...Read more

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If my blood sugar is 160 two hours after eating dinner, could I be diabetic?

If my blood sugar is 160 two hours after eating dinner, could I be diabetic?

Not diabetic but: If your bs exceeds 200 then you may have diabetes, however, you can have possible pancreatic beta cell dysfunction if your carb load (60-70 grams) and bs fall within 140-199 at 2 hours post ingestion. ...Read more

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Why is ppbs test for blood sugar done 2 hours after eating and not before that?

Why is ppbs test for blood sugar done 2 hours after eating and not before that?

Insulin action: We usually check blood sugars two hours after eating to reflect the status after majority of the rapid acting Insulin that one has taken to cover that meal or snack is gone from the body. By the time it is two hours after the meal once one's blood sugar should've returned to the target range. If not then a different dose of medication may be necessary to achieve better control. ...Read more

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What is the healthy, normal blood sugar range for a non-diabetic adult 2 hours after eating a meal?

What is the healthy, normal blood sugar range for a non-diabetic adult 2 hours after eating a meal?

Blood sugars: In a non-diabetic, the blood sugar should be less than 140 two hours after a meal. If it is higher than that, you should consider seeing your doctor to be evaluated. Good luck. ...Read more

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Non-diabetic with a blood sugar reading of 234 about half-hour after eating candyshould I be scared?

Non-diabetic with a blood sugar reading of 234 about half-hour after eating candyshould I be scared?

No need to be scared: However, your bs did exceed the threshold of what we consider abnormal and may represent the early stages of beta cell dysfunction in the pancreas/ diabetes. I advise you to start adopting a healthier life style that includes stress reduction and best if you proceed with an endocrine evaluation as early intervention can make a huge difference. Good luck. ...Read more

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My blood sugar can be 90-130mg/dl sometimes then 2-3 hours after eating can drop to 60-70mg/dl. I am not diabetic either?

My blood sugar can be 90-130mg/dl sometimes then 2-3 hours after eating can drop to 60-70mg/dl. I am not diabetic either?

4 reactive hypoglyce: Eat only meat or fish or cheese or eggs or poultry and low starch veggies, drink only water. In other words avoid all carbs, carbs will only briefly raise your sugar levels and then your Insulin levels. The fats in the meat or fish or cheese or eggs or poultry will act like a "log on your metabolic fire" to keep your blood sugar stable for hours without raising insulin. ...Read more

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Why does my blood sugar drop after eating? One hour before eating it was 126 and right after eating a turkey wrap it went down to 79.

Why does my blood sugar drop after eating? One hour before eating it was 126 and right after eating a turkey wrap it went down to 79.

Insulin secretion: Our bodies anticipate and secrete things as needed, in addition to basal rates. A prandial secretion of Insulin easily explains why your blood sugar falls to 79 after eating; if you have no symptoms, i wouldn't worry about it unless you are taking diabetic medications that would artificially affect Insulin levels. ...Read more

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My blood sugar can be 90-130mg/dl sometimes then 2-3 hours after eating can drop to 60-70mg/dl. Is there a chance I have hypoglycemia?

My blood sugar can be 90-130mg/dl sometimes then 2-3 hours after eating can drop to 60-70mg/dl. Is there a chance I have hypoglycemia?

Meat and veggies : Eat only meat or fish or cheese or eggs or poultry and low starch veggies, drink only water. In other words avoid all carbs, carbs will only briefly raise your sugar levels and then you will get hungry again. The fats in the meat or fish or cheese or eggs or poultry will act like a "log on your metabolic fire" to keep your blood sugar stable for hours . Healthy blood sugar 90-99. ...Read more