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.
November 24, 2003
Meal Planning, Food and Diet
Question from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA:
What happens to the blood sugar level when a couple of cookies are eaten? How long does the sugar stay in the body? How long before I rid myself of the "treat"?
It depends on the amount of carbohydrate and fat in the cookie. The carb will break down quickly in the first hour but the breakdown will last longer because of the fat content. The best way to answer your question is to check your blood sugar before eating the cookie and every hour until your blood sugar returns to normal.