Justin Delgado is husband to Kacie Doyle-Delgado, diagnosed at age 11. After more than a decade together, he considers himself to be an expert carb counter and Dexcom inserter. He graduated with his Master of Science in Finance from the University of Utah in 2013 and has been working in commercial banking since then. He attended his first Friends for Life conference in 2015 and is looking forward to volunteering with the teens.
April 17, 2000
Diagnosis and Symptoms
Question from Columbus, Ohio, USA:
How high should a non-diabetics blood sugar rise 1-2 hours after eating a meal? I'm concerned that I am developing Type 2 since my blood sugar has been about 170-190 after eating dinner (I test myself sometimes since my daughter is has Type 1).
In general, it is reported that most people without diabetes will maintain a blood sugar of less than 140 after eating. I said, in general. My experience has shown that people, testing on a hand held meter, vary from this point at times. If you are at all concerned about your risk of type 2 diabetes, I would suggest you discuss with your doctor having a lab-drawn blood sugar after drinking 75-100 grams of Glucola (a special carbohydrate drink). This would be a sure way to see if your pancreas is able to meet the demand of this large dose of sugar.