I have tested my daughters and husband right along with myself before meals and at the 1, 2, 3, and 4 hour mark. They have all been tested for impaired glucose metabolism at my insistence and expense ( their doctors refused to give them a glucose tolerance test because their fastings were fine- despite data that clearly shows that the fasting number is the LAST thing to show problems. They were all within normal ranges- but now there is a baseline for comparsion!), so I'm confident that when I sample them- the results are true.
They all have a significant rise at 1 hour and are almost back to premeal by 2 hours. That's because they have a good initial insulin response (insulin resistant type 2's do not), and an excellent secondary insulin response- so the glucose gets cleared out fast. Case closed. It doesn't matter if it is higher or lower than mine- their bodies take care of business, and the insulin level and blood glucose level drop back to normal pronto.
I see a slower rise that is far more sustained than my kids. I have a higher level of circulating insulin due to insulin resistance (dangerous in itself- lots of new evidence shows this is as damaging as sustained glucose levels). It takes longer to mount an even higher insulin response to get rid of the carbs - more potential for damage to occur. That's why a low carb diet is so good for type 2's- if there are low or no carbs being ingested, insulin demand is lower. Proteins provoke insulin response, but do not elevate blood glucose levels- so eating low carb is not a ticket to eating huge steaks etc. Fats are the only substance which do not affect blood glucose levels or provoke insulin response. This is contrary to conventional wisdom- but look where following conventional wisdom has led us- to diabesity!