From Jackson, Wisconsin, USA:
I have type 2 diabetes treated with pills, and usually test first thing in the morning and then two hours after meals, so I can see what effect my diet was having on my blood sugar levels. When is the best time to test?
Good for you for testing when you do! You are correct in testing first thing in the morning (fasting) and then two hours after meals. These after meal [postprandial] tests give an indication of how your meals affect your blood sugar as you described. Remember, two hours after a meal is two hours from when you begin the meal, not from when you finish it.
I encourage patients with type 2 diabetes to use the result of after meal testing to learn what foods raise their blood sugars more and then to make dietary changes that might help reduce the blood sugar.
Original posting 11 Jan 2002
Posted to Blood Tests and Insulin Injections
Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:30
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.
This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents. Our mission is to provide education and support to families living with type 1 diabetes.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2016. Comments and Feedback.