I'm new at this too but I'll try and explain what I have discovered and been told.
Immediatly after eating, your bs will spike upwards. This is true in non-diabetics as well. However, about 2 hours after eating is when your bs should be back down in a somewhat normal range.
According to your post, your last test was still within an hour of when you ate the candy. I don't think a bs of 94 within an hour of eating some candy is bad at all. Just my opinion. Maybe someone else will jump with another opinion.
All the best...TDH
I find that aerobic exercise, weight training always raises my BG - you body is expending energy to keep your heart pumping and your muscles fueled- once your energy 'stores' (glycogen) are depleted (and you can't store very much)- your liver starts to create more glucose by gluconeogenesis - this raises your BG temporarily, and causes your insulin level to rise to escort the new glucose into your muscles- your body doesn't know that you're going to get off the treadmill in X minutes- so it keeps on churning out the fuel until the liver gets the signal that no more is needed. Meanwhilw the insulin is doing it's job of getting fuel to the muscles and helping any leftovers to go into fat storage.
A longer period of sustained (66% of your aerobic maximum) exercise (30 minutes or more) tends to sop up the glucose in your blood and start to tap into your energy stores without depleting them- (it also helps to build your muscles rather than tone your cardiovascular system) so your liver doesn't start to make glucose and your insulin level doesn't rise. You can test out your response with your meter- I had a couple of sessions with a personal trainer who specializes in diatebes related exercise routines and he taught me how to make the best use of my exercise time. I am usually able to eat enough carbs to raise my BG to about 110-120 and then exercise it down so I can ride my exercise bike for about an hour. I also carb up like this when I plan to go somewhere where I will be walking for a long time- I don't worry about going too low or having to stop and eat at an inconvenient time that way. I wind up in the high 70's or low 80's- and feel virtuous becasue I exercised-lol