Posted 4/26/2018 3:22 PM (GMT -6)
I don't know if the chart I copied is correct for this situation but it says after one hour that the insulin level should be between 18 and 276 - but again, I am not familiar with insulin levels. You could ask a pharmacist if your doctor is hard to ask.
In any case, do you know what your blood sugar was before you ate the bagel? If so, that would clarify things a little. The 102 is not bad though and it's not low by any means.
When someone is diagnosed with reactive hypoglycemia, the doctor normally tells that person to eat smaller and more frequent meals in order to keep the blood sugar levels more even and not bounce high and low. The issue with having RH (my short form) is that the blood sugar drops too low after eating. This sometimes happens in many people when they overeat carbs, like at Thanksgiving, and then feel like they have to take a nap after dinner. It's not detrimental in that case, but it does make you sleepy. If this happens routinely after regular meals, though, I would suggest seeing an endo for a diagnosis.
If this is a concern (well, of course it is if you're asking these questions!), then again, I suggest seeing a doctor and also testing your own blood sugar right before you eat and then about 1 and 2 hours afterward. Keep a journal of these readings and also what you eat. This will give valuable information to the doctor/endo. If you feel you can pursue this with your own doctor, please do. If not, see if you can make an appointment with an endo.
In the meantime, I highly suggest that you keep a log of your blood sugar that you take. Do you have a meter?
I understand about having anxiety because that can mimic a lot of health problems and that makes us more anxious, a vicious cycle. I do know that understanding more about my health has helped that, too. So, if you can take your own blood sugar before and after meals, then you will see if there are problems with your blood sugar or not.
Very often RH may be a forerunner to diabetes later on in life. And diabetes type 2 more often than not, runs in families, if you have any family members who are diabetic, then getting a grip on this early is good.