i did the test:
fasting blood sugar: 90
ate 60 grams of a fast-acting carb (oatmeal)
1 hour later: 219- measured again in disbelief: 265
2 hours later: 197-measured again in disbelief: 191
3 hours later: (after vigorous exercise): 101
from jenny ruhl's website (the same one linked below):
If your blood sugar went over 200 mg/dl (11.1 mmol/L) at any time you testedd, you just registered a diabetic blood sugar level and should consult with a doctor as soon as possible. Two random tests results of 200 mg/dl are considered diagnostic of diabetes according to the Diagnostic Criteria for Diabetes Mellitus published by the highly conservative American Diabetes Association.
since i don't want to take medicine, i'm going to see if i can control this according to dr. bernstein's target of 30 grams of carb a day plus exercise plus going leaning more to eating 2 meals a day instead of 3. he says a normal person will have a reading of 85 even right after eating, except for a very carb-laden meal. if the meter is off +/- 10 its, that means i could go up to 95, but i might be hypoglycemic at 75- so i won't strictly shoot for 75.
i shudder to think where i would be if i hadn't started my version of ef in 2009. i now know that i need to implement a much stricter version of ef. i would never have known to do this if i hadn't bought the glucose meter and if i had never found dr. bernstein/jenny ruhl. i didn't even want to buy it- my husband did. i thought he might be pre diabetic, but using the same 60 grams of carbs, this numbers were much better. At 1 hour after the 60 grams of carbs, he was 137/143, at 2 hours he was 110/111.
Because i eat lower carb, i can maybe subtract 10 points from my 2 hour reading, but even then i am over 200.