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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

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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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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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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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

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

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

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

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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After eating earlier, my blood sugar was 108, which seemed low. Is this okay? It used to go up to around 180 after eating. Could the drop be dietary?

After eating earlier, my blood sugar was 108, which seemed low. Is this okay? It used to go up to around 180 after eating. Could the drop be dietary?

It is normal.: For non diabetic person Fasting Blood sugar is usually 80 to 110 sometimes upto 120.
After 2 hours of eating BS again comes back to normal level. If BS is checked with 2 hours of eating, it can be as high as 200.
Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How long after eating should I check my blood sugar?

How long after eating should I check my blood sugar?

2 hours: Check blood sugar 2 hours after eating for a post prandial value. Fasting blood sugar is usually checked 8-12 hours from the time the last food was consumed. ...Read more

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How soon after eating should I check my blood sugar?

2 hours: A good post prandial testing time would be 2 hours following a meal. ...Read more

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

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

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

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I just tested my blood sugar it says its 42 what does that mean its about 2 hrs after eating?

I just tested my blood sugar it says its 42 what does that mean its about 2 hrs after eating?

No problem: Hi. Finger stick blood glucoses aren't that accurate at the low end of the normal range. Nevertheless, that result does not suggest a problem to me. Are you overweight? Prediabetic? Many such patients have a brisk insulin response where we can see this. It's NOT "hypoglycemia". ...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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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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Why is my blood sugar low after eating?

Why is my blood sugar low after eating?

What did you eat?: If your blood sugar is confirmed low within a few hours of a meal, it often suggests that a high sugar or starchy meal was ingested without protein. It is commonly seen in the teenage girl who only eats chips and sugared soda for lunch and in people with Insulin resistance who may have diabetes or prediabetes. Also ifpatients take too much Insulin or don't eat enough protein after taking insulin. ...Read more

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My blood sugar after eating a apple was at 126 is that good?

Hard to judge: Your glucose level after a meal varies with what you ate, how fast, the speed of your GI tract at digestion, etc. It is hard to comment on that value, although I would not think an apple would get you to 126. If you are testing your sugars because you have diabetes, or are worried about diabetes, best to check fasting and pre-meal, and also follow your a1c. ...Read more

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2hours after eating peach cobbler why is my blood sugar still 171?

2hours after eating peach cobbler why is my blood sugar still 171?

It should be: 140 mg/dl. So it is elevated. See your doctor to get checked for diabetes. ...Read more

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Can you suggest how to lower my blood sugar after eating a bunch of candy?

If you don't: Have diabetes, your body will do it for you. If you have diabetes, it will gradually return to it's prior levels. The only way to solve this problem is not to start eating the candy in the first place. Otherwise, there is nothing you need to do. ...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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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