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Please describe the normal blood sugar level after food?

Please describe the normal blood sugar level after food?

Under 180mg: Blood sugar leevels go up after eating but typically remain under the threshold level of 180mg, above which kidney can not handle the sugar which begins to show up in the urine. That would be abnormal and indication of glucose intolerance, in other words suggestive of diabetes. ...Read more

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If the sugar level is 190 in fasting and 240 after food; and always feeling tired, please sugest a way to recover from this and to reduce sugar level.

If the sugar level is 190 in fasting and 240 after food; and always feeling tired, please sugest a way to recover from this and to reduce sugar level.

Metformin&Cut carbs!: You must have metabolic syndrome! Clearly Insulin resistant. You are almost doing a GTT on yourself, which would be diabetic. Are you? My recommendation: see your pcp; ask about metformin, which increases Insulin sensitivity; go on a low carb diet; and get a lipid profile and your hgba1c. Your BP should be checked. Good luck! ...Read more

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Why the fasting sugar 135 and after food 120?

Why the fasting sugar 135 and after food 120?

Fasting glucose: A fasting blood test is not used to diagnose diabetes (d) today. It is diagnosed by a hemoglobin a1c test (h). You're fasting glucose being elevated suggests that you have glucose intolerance. You should see an endocrinologist and have a h test done to see if you have either d or pre-diabetes. If you're overweight you should try to reduce your weight and carbohydrate intake and exercise more. ...Read more

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Today I got my blood sugar tested & found it to be 166 while fasting & 360 after food. Is this a very high or normal.?

Today I got my blood sugar tested & found it to be 166 while fasting & 360 after food. Is this a very high or normal.?

Diabetes: This is diabetes if the values are corroborated by lab glucose levels. Any blood sugar > 300 mg/dl is considered diabetes. Fasting blood sugars > 125 are also in the diabetic range. Please see your doctor right away. ...Read more

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I have my blood sugar fasting done the value is 100 and after food the value is 110 are they normal?

Stable: Most labs have fasting blood sugars in the normal range of 70-100, so 100 would be stable. After eating, a 110 level is very stable and normal. ...Read more

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How to check fasting blood sugar? Some doctors says 10hours after food. Some others says 8 hours. Which is the correct gap after food?

Blood Sugar: Three hours after eating one's blood sugar level should return to 'fasting' levels. Labs, when doing fasting sugars recommend that be eight to twelve hours. But, three hours post meal one's sugar should return to 'normal'. ...Read more

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I'm 34 & T2 diabetic for last 2 years. My Blood sugar is 150 – 160 mg/dl 90 mins after food and 120 – 130, 2 hrs after food. Is this OK?

I'm 34 & T2 diabetic for last 2 years. My Blood sugar is 150 – 160 mg/dl 90 mins after food and 120 – 130, 2 hrs after food. Is this OK?

Check sugar B4 meals: Your glucose checks should be BEFORE eating rather than after eating most of the time, because the rate of absorption and digestion is so variable that it is hard to judge your treatment based on numbers after eating. You're fasting sugar first thing in the AM should be 80-120, and your sugars before the other meals and at bedtime should be 90-130. Aim toward the low end and eat low glycemic index ...Read more

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My fasting blood sugar shows 138 and after food blood sugar shows 208. Doctor, could you please confirm if I am diabetic?

My fasting blood sugar shows 138 and after food blood sugar shows 208. 
Doctor, could you please confirm if I am diabetic?

Can't confirm: Fasting blood glucose greater than 126 confirmed on another occasion defines diabetes. Sounds like you meet part of the criteria. You should see doc to confirm and measure hemoglobin a1c. ...Read more

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My blood sugar test results was169 after food (2hrs) & I pee when ever I drink too much of water. Is it bad?

My blood sugar test results was169 after food (2hrs) & I pee when ever I drink too much of water. Is it bad?

Incomplete info: To be tested for diabetes, which seems to be your concern, you need to be tested for fasting blood sugar. Please discuss the testing with your doctor as s/he may want to do a1c testing as well. ...Read more

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I was told that my blood sugar was low yrs ago but wasn't formerly diagnosed. Now is hypothyroid why do I feel so sick after eating sugary foods?

I was told that my blood sugar was low yrs ago but wasn't formerly diagnosed. Now is hypothyroid why do I feel so sick after eating sugary foods?

High glycemic index: Very sugary foods tend to have a high glycemic index. This increases your blood sugar rapidly. Your body then reacts by releasing Insulin and you get a rapid drop in your blood sugar as glucose is moved out of the blood stream. Those fluctuations feel bad. Read about the glycemic index and try to eat foods that have a lower glycemic index and often this will help with hypoglycemia. ...Read more

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Blood sugar drops below 3.0-4.0 mmol/l every time after eating healthy foods. Only way to keep it at 6 is eat at least 150-200g of carbs. Non-diabetic?

Blood sugar drops below 3.0-4.0 mmol/l every time after eating healthy foods.  Only way to keep it at 6 is eat at least 150-200g of carbs. Non-diabetic?

why keep it at 6?: I have no idea why you want to keep it at 6. A level of 4 (or 72 mg/dl) is perfectly healthy and should not cause any symptoms. Some people will get symptoms below 3.3. It is a bit unusual but not dangerous to have levels that low. No problem eating that many carbs but still avoid sugars and starches; choose complex carbs. Consider seeing an endocrinologist and checking your Insulin levels. ...Read more

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Not food allergy/blood sugar related — -- get extreme fatigue/dry eye/soar throat abt 2 hours after eating meals- every meal.what is behind this?

Not food allergy/blood sugar related — -- get extreme fatigue/dry eye/soar throat abt 2 hours after eating meals- every meal.what is behind this?

System response: This does seem unusual. It may be that your system is becoming more cholinergic to foods. This means that there is an enhanced "fight or flight" response resulting in your symptoms. I would recommend smaller meals with simpler foods non-complex carbohydrates and simple proteins. Using simple antihistamines such as loratadine may be helpful if there is a histamine response to foods. I would also keep a food diary to determine if any foods or worse triggers and others. Deafly share this with your physician. ...Read more

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95 sugar level 2hours after a meal is normal?

95 sugar level 2hours after a meal is normal?

Yup!: Normal blood values for a 75-gram oral glucose tolerance test used to check for type 2 diabetes in those who are not pregnant: Fasting: 60 to 100 mg/dL
1 hour: less than 200 mg/dL
2 hours: less than 140 mg/dL
Ref: https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003466.htm ...Read more

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What should my sugar levels be after exercise. Mine stays at10.4 even after eating?

What should my sugar levels be after exercise.

Mine stays at10.4 even after eating?

Units of measure: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, 10.4 does not comport with blood glucose measurement in either mg/dL or in SI units. ...Read more

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Why would my blood sugar level drop after eating?

Why would my blood sugar level drop after eating?

Reactive: Hypoglycemia. Please consult this site for info: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/diabetes/expert-answers/reactive-hypoglycemia/FAQ-20057778 ...Read more

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How many hours after eating should a diabetic check their sugar level?

How many hours after eating should a diabetic check their sugar level?

Generally 2 hours: The standard time for checking your blood sugar after a meal is considered to be two hours (although if you are on insulin or trying to sort certain problems other times may be helpful as well). A good rule of thumb is if well controlled the 2-hour sugar should be back to within 40 mg/dL of the premeal blood sugars. If this case is not for you, 1 post meal checks are usual in gestational DM. ...Read more

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What's a normal / good blood sugar level after eating?

Post prandial: A normal 2-hour post prandial blood sugar is defined as < 140 mg/dl. ...Read more

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Is a blood sugar level of 4.8 just after eating normal?

It depends: Upon how long after eating, but is probably normal. Fasting or two hour post-meal is easier to evaluate as there are scientific standards for these time points. An a1c will evaluate glucose over past 3 mos. No matter what your blood sugar, if you're overweight begin a program of education, diet, exercise and weight loss. ...Read more

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Hi, I have blood sugar level of 445 after eating. Is it very dangerous?

Concerning, yes!: Hopefully, you are seen by a doctor who needs to know this info and can guide your DM management. Even as a rare spike, this is not good — but serious damage will result if it is more common. Don't delay — call today! Proper care will help and may avert really bad problems. ...Read more

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Is an isolated incidence of blood sugar level 215, 1 hr after dinner significant? Unheard of w/me. Rarely gets to 150. 2 hrs after dinner it was 120

Is an isolated incidence of blood sugar level 215, 1 hr after dinner significant? Unheard of w/me. Rarely gets to 150. 2 hrs after dinner it was 120

No: The one-hour level does not mean much. The 2-hour level may be borderline. A hgb a1c level would be more helpful in establishing whether you are prediabetic or not if you are concerned. ...Read more

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Can blood sugar levels fluctuate (even go up) during fasting? I checked 2 hours after dinner and it was 70. But 8 hours later (fasted) it was 81.

Can blood sugar levels fluctuate (even go up) during fasting?  I checked 2 hours after dinner and it was 70.  But 8 hours later (fasted) it was 81.

Blood sugars: Your blood sugar goes up and down in response to what you eat, how active you are, and how your body responds to each. When your blood sugar falls, your body's response is to stop releasing insulin (the hormone that makes your sugar fall), and release glucagon, a hormone that makes your blood sugar rise. ...Read more

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When does the blood sugar levels reach its highest after eating chocolate?

When does the blood sugar levels reach its highest after eating chocolate?

Blood sugar aftr eat: Two hour after it will be highest, it depends on how much chocolate you eat. ...Read more

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What is the normal blood sugar level after a meal?

What is the normal blood sugar level after a meal?

Under 120: Independent of what they eat, the blood sugar of a truly normal person is:

Under 120 mg/dl (6.6 mmol/L) one or two hours after a meal.

Most normal people are under 100 mg/dl (5.5 mmol/L) two hours after eating. ...Read more

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Will metformin clear high blood sugar levels if it's taken after eating to many carbs?

Will metformin clear high blood sugar levels if it's taken after eating to many carbs?

Not very well: What's needed to help clear glucose from the blood after a meal is insulin. Metformin does not increase the amount of Insulin secreted, so it won't help much. It may help some, because it makes cells more responsive to whatever amount of Insulin is present. The best way to keep after-meal sugars down is to stick to the meal plan!. Light exercise may be helpful. ...Read more

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Wat is a normal blood sugar level for a 106 lb 24 year old before n after eating?

Standard: Less than 120

less than 200 after

Ask your doc about hba1c — measures average over 6 weeks with one test. ...Read more