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1 Hour Spikes

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jethro Dec 19, 2012. 10 Replies

So I'm a relatively new Type 1, (10 months in as of tomorrow)and for the past few months I've been having issues with blood sugar spikes about an hour or two after eating. Lately it doesn't even seem…Continue

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Jethro replied to Carly's discussion '1 Hour Spikes'
"That's a tough issue. I can relate. If I take 8 units and eat a pc of toast (18carbs) with peanut butter (7carbs) my blood sugar will spike between 170 to 250 while driving to work then will drop low after the long walk from upper parking lot…"
Dec 19, 2012
Black Llama replied to Carly's discussion '1 Hour Spikes'
"I'll echo the sentiments of the people here, you should take your insulin earlier to counteract the spikes. Also try adding more fiber and some fat into there as well. If I eat just a piece of bread that's 18g of mostly all carbs. Now if I…"
Dec 18, 2012
Capin101 replied to Carly's discussion '1 Hour Spikes'
"Another issue you may want to consider is the glycemic index of your food: You know this idea in concept: For instance, which food digests faster applesauce or broccoli? I have found that bananas are a…"
Dec 17, 2012
sebabella replied to Carly's discussion '1 Hour Spikes'
"I would suggest testing at 2 hours as oppose to 1 hour for a more accurate measure of how your blood sugar is reacting to food. Better yet if you're so inclined one day, test every hour after you eat and track over time how much your blood…"
Dec 17, 2012
still_young_at_heart replied to Carly's discussion '1 Hour Spikes'
"In addition to trying to manage the insulin you might try to eat more fat and protein with your carbs. Adding a couple of tablespoons of peanut butter to the slice of bread or eating a chunk of cheese with an apple (rather than a cup of applesauce)…"
Dec 15, 2012
Don replied to Carly's discussion '1 Hour Spikes'
"In addition to prebolusing, you might consider using the "super bolus." (Just do a search here on the site)."
Dec 15, 2012
Stemwinder (Gary) replied to Carly's discussion '1 Hour Spikes'
"What insulin are you using? If your meal is spiking before your insulin you might try what pancreaswanted said and give it more lead time. Or you might ask your doctor to change to Apidra which acts a little faster and has a quicker peak than…"
Dec 15, 2012
Brian (bsc) replied to Carly's discussion '1 Hour Spikes'
"I agree with pancreaswanted. If you return to target properly at 3-4 hours after a meal, then the total bolus was right on target. A spike (or even a low) indicates a mismatch in the timing and/or profile of the bolus. Depending on the meal, you may…"
Dec 15, 2012
pancreaswanted replied to Carly's discussion '1 Hour Spikes'
"hi carly. how far ahead of your meal do you take your isulin? have you tried taking your insulin a bit earlier? i try to leave 25 or 30 minutes between insulin and meal. it seems to work better for me than the 5 to 15 minutes the cde advised."
Dec 15, 2012

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At 12:12pm on May 20, 2013, Linda G said…

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Carly, Happy Birthday !! Here is hoping your day is full of joy and happiness.

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