i have started tracking my glucose levels in my quest to find out why I am so so incredibly tired after meals.
I’ve read that it’s normal for a spike to occur between 30min to 120min after a meal and also that it can be biphasic curve. What if the spike occurs much later? In my case 4 hours after my meal.
Let me tell you a little more about my day. I measured glucose levels every half an hour.
11.00 am: First meal of the day was a chocolate croissant, a sandwich (white bread) with cheese, and an apple with peanut butter (I didn’t track calories but assume is about 700-800kcal).
My glucose before that meal was 4.8 mmol/l or 86 mg/dl, having fasted for 13+ hours.
11.30 am: Glucose at 5.2 mmol/l or 94 mg/dl
12.00 am: Glucose at 6.1 mmol/l or 110 mg/dl
12.15 am: I had a small cup of coffee with 250ml of sweetened soy milk.
12.30 am: Glucose at 6.2 mmol/l or 112 mg/dl
1 pm: Glucose at 6.3 mmol/l or 114 md/dl
1.30 pm: Glucose at 6.5 mol/l or 117 mg/dl (first spike)
2 pm: Glucose at 6.3 mmol/l or 114 md/dl
2.30 pm: Glucose at 6.9 mmol/l or 124 mg/dl
3 pm: Glucose at 7.0 mmol/l or 126 mg/dl (second spike 4 afters my big meal and 3 hours after coffee)
3.15 pm: Glucose at 6.2 mmol/l or 112 mg/dl
3.45 pm: Glucose at 6.4 mmol/l or 115 mg/dl
4.15 pm: Glucose at 5.7 mmol/l or 103 mg/dl
4.45 pm: Glucose at 4.9 mmol/l or 88 mg/dl
5.15 pm Glucose at 5.0 mmol/l or 90 mg/dl
5.45 pm: Glucose at 4.7 mmol/l or 85 mg/dl
Then I stopped tracking as I was back on baseline.
What do you think about this? Have you made similar experiences?
Have a nice day.