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   Posted 6/30/2009 5:12 PM (GMT -7)   
I've been testing my BG today at some times I usually don't test. I tested 2 hours after lunch (chick peas, a little rice and a turkey patty that had oats in it) at 2 hours it was 133 at 3 hours it was 88 and at 4 hours it went back up to 104.

I never had anything to eat in between, so it's almost like a mini fasting test I guess.

Is the fact that it went back up after going down to 88 something that would happen to someone with normal glucose control, or is this a sign that something is wrong?

I'm trying to figure out some patterns and get some information together for when I see my GP for a physical in a few weeks. Thanks.
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   Posted 7/1/2009 5:00 PM (GMT -7)   
As far as I know, nobody around here is a doctor but from my experience, I would say that the "chick peas, a little rice and a turkey patty that had oats in it" had enough carbohydrates to raise your 2 hour reading a little high.
The 4 hour elevation, I think, is normal.  Fat and sometimes the fibre (in the oats) tends to slow down the absorbtion of carbs but probably not in an even, regular manner.
Other factors that can affect your BG are medications and exercise.
You might want to try a few low carb meals (no grains, pasta, milk, ... read the old messages around here) and then do your tests.
The Nothing White Except Cauliflower, Cottage Cheese & Eggs diet does wonders when it comes to levelling out your readings :-)
By all means, report everything to your doctor.
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