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GD - 1 hour after I start or finish eating?

Had my class this morning and this question didn't occur to me until just now when I am actually going to be testing my sugar for the first time.  Should I start my 1 hour countdown from the time that I start eating, or the time that I finish eating? 
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Re: GD - 1 hour after I start or finish eating?

  • My doctor said 2 hours after I finish eating.  Not sure if it's the same for 1 hour.
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  • You'll probably need to call and ask. I have to test one hour from the start of my meal, but I know others are 1 hour from the finish.
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  • I would suggest calling.  I was told 2 hours (though some do 1 hour) after finishing my meal at the first practice I went to.  When I switched practices I then tested 2 hours from the time I started eating.

     Depends on the OB/ Dietitian.   Call to be sure! 

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  • Well I know I'm supposed to be testing 1 hour - my question was whether it should start from when I start eating, or finish eating.  Because sometimes it takes me a good 20-30 min to finish a meal.  Anyway, I called and they said start timing when I finish eating so I have my question answered.  Thanks.
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  • I was told that your first bite starts the clock. I also test at one hour.
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  • Well now you ladies got me wondering Wink

    I've been testing 2 hours after I start eating, but if I am supposed to test 2 hours after I finished eating that could make a difference in my numbers.

    Guess I should email my dietitian and ask her!  

     

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  • I have to test 1 hour after my first bite. Generally I eat in 30 minutes. If there is more than 15 minutes between courses (such as at a restaurant) I can test 2 hours after my first bite but the levels have to be lower.
  • I am supposed to test an hour after taking my last bite.  I'm glad because it gives me plenty of time to get a walk in after eating without rushing too much.
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  • Does anyone else find it incredible interesting/disturbing how different all of our treatments/testing routines are for essentially the same condition?
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