I’m so confused my afternoon blood glocose was 6.4mmoll

I’m so confused my afternoon blood glocose was 6.4mmoll I ran a 10km distance i had my dinner(beans soup and 4slice of brown bread) an hour after eating my blood glucose went up to 9.2mmol 😢😢 what did I do rong people

Laura Virginia Bierema I would guess 4 slices of bread

Renee Beard It’s normal for your level to rise after exercise…you may be low in a couple of hours

Keeley Sample 4 slices of brown bread!? Oh no. Too much. And yes it is normal to have sugars rise after exercising.

Nasim Islam some salad and 2 slice of bread . more fiber and low carb.

Brij Mohan Singh Try to walk atleast 5000 steps after a heavy meal. It will stimulate the pancreas to release the insulin properly, also don’t lay down after having meal. Try to take a bowl of salad before a proper meal and avoid the bread, which contain gluten. One more important thing. Just just leave to think about every time about the diabetes and the readings of glucose meter, think positive and keep mind positive, it will help you to achieve the best results.

Ye Boyang Exercise can cause blood sugar to rise, and many people do.

Christina Jordan It’s normal for to raise. But the beans and bread r all carbs. That will really raise ur sugar And to much bread. Watch how much u eat bread. Watch ur carb intake

Abhilash Shah Bread has lots of calories it take 6 hrs for a slice of bread to get digest so if you have 4 slice it is going to take 6*4 hours to get digest

ThankGod Okoye If the brown bread is not wheat bread then switch to wheat bread and be advised your sugar level rises after eating, checking should be done 2hrs after eating or fasting blood sugar more accurate.

Brooke Nance Exercise will temporarily raise your glucose and you should check your glucose 2hours after eating.

Farzaneh Ezaz You should ck exactly two hours after eating.

Anjum Amin Rather than taking 4 bread slices It’s sometimes better to add a couple of table spoons of barley oats in your soup and let lt simmer for a while so that the oats are fully cooked. It is filling and is quick to digest.

Francis D’silva you should check postprandial glucose after 2 hours post meal.

I was just diagnosed with diabetes on yesterday

I was just diagnosed with diabetes on yesterday. I’m 35. My numbers have been running 140-150. They gave me a number of 6.5 as well. I’m very ignorant about all of this. Went to the pharmacy to get metformin 500mg yesterday and when it came time to pick out a glucometer I feel apart and cried. I don’t know what meter to pick. I don’t want to press the button to stick my finger. It hurts a lot to me and my fingers don’t give a lot of blood. I’m a complete mess. Is there a machine that I can put my finger on and stick it in and it sticks me automatically?

Skip Loebig Reli-on makes a nice glucometer and finger lancets.

Angela Clark

Hi. Okay, I’m new to this since 4/2019. Please try to take one day at a time.

Just when I think I’ve figured it out, my body reminds me that I do not!

Anyway, I’ve tried two meters and I really like the OneTouch meter.

Jered Birkbeck

It’s not a fun disease but you adjust and get used to it. There probably is something out there for finger sticks like you are talking about but I haven’t seen one so I am no help on that. Stay strong. Ask lots of questions. This board is great for info. Lots of long time diabetics on this board! Good luck to you

Katlyn Stidd

I use reli on from Walmart very well priced … it’s ok to cry and to be upset give your self a couple days to be sad and then accept and conquer!

Shana Smith

Thank you all so much. I’m an emotional mess. Crying again as I read these comments. Smh. I’m going to research all of the ones you all suggest. I. Just don’t want to press that darn button. Have no problem with other folks sticking me though.

Susan Blythe

Unfortunately you will always need to check your BS.
To have to do this less your doctor can get you to use a Dexcom or a Libra so you don’t have to stick your finger as often. No one likes it but you will adjust
Hang it there.
I have been diabetic sense 1966 . I was 15 years old. Almost 68 now.

Sarah White

Deep breath! When you go to prick your fingers make sure your setting isn’t too high. I have mine set at 2. Warm hands give more blood. Don’t do the tip of your finger but rather the side. See if you can go get into a diabetic class. I know you’re feeling overwhelmed right now. It’ll get easier. You’ll always have good and bad days but you’ve got this. *hugs from Colorado *


J Hare Don’t feel bad I didn’t want to stick my finger neither. I got infection when I was told I was diabetic 1, had Dka- I look at this way right know I have to do it to save my life. To keep me in check. I hate the needles but right know that’s what I have to do

Amy Clements

Weiderer There are pointers to sticking your finger! Not on the pad in the center. I kind of use a finger tip polish on the slider if another fingertip to create a fuller and firmer area to get the specimen. You get the sample from the area between the side and the fingertip center. Be sure you don’t put the device on deep puncture! Start on the light setting and move up until you find what works for you!
If you can’t bleed enough, the are points for that too! You will learn when to test. Stress makes your glucose higher, so relax! You’ve got this! You are NOT alone!

Jill Galka Dipple

I was so scared to prick my finger but after you do it a few times, you’ll be a pro!!
I have been a diabetic for 50 years so take it from me, take care of yourself!! Good luck!!

Sheri Shade Jones

Hi Shana. You will be able to do this, we’ve got you back. One day at a time. I’m a nurse case manager and also a diabetic for three years now. Make sure you check and see if a certain meter(s) are covered by you insurance as strips can be expensive. I use the One Touch Verio which was given to me by the diabetic educator and strips are cheap. I also have the Dario to use with my phone. I love the Dario and easy to take with me. Is there a family member that can poke your finger for you until you can get use to doing it yourself? And yes, warm fingers work better and don’t press too hard. and use the side of the finger. Go slow on making changes so you don’t feel overwhelmed.

Tracy Pridemore

– Wilson Some of those little finger jabbers seem to have a tighter spring than others. So try several.
But if you really want to make things better on yourself buy a Genteel. It let’s you take blood from anywhere on your body so you can really spread it around and use areas that are less tender.
You got this!!!

Karen Gurney

I like the Accu-Check FastClix Lancing device. It’s the absolute most comfortable I’ve used. It fits in a regular testing kit. It takes its own unique Lancet cartridge, but each cartridge contai,s 6 lancets. You can get the device on Amazon for $12.00 and a box of tbe Lancet cartridges (200) for $12.00 (So that’s 1200 uses). All things considered, it’s very affordable.

Patricia Frantz

Accu check Auto clix will help. Sides of fingers, wash hands, don’t use alcohol wipes. Check out the book by Adam Brown called Brightspots and Landmines. It will help a lot. This site your on has a lot of info, check out American Diabetes Association online. It’s overwhelming, take one day at a time, try to walk some each day. Good news is an A1c of 6.5 isn’t all that bad. You can do this, we are all here to help.

Jeanni Day Dancy

I use the Delica lancet device. Tiiiny lancets. And you can dial how deep it goes. I was diagnosed 2 years ago. I went through an emotional adjustment period. I think we all do. But it really does become easier. This site is GREAT. Lots of really good info archived. It’s funny tho: show me 10 diabetics and I’ll show you 10 different meal plans, 10 different meters, 10 different meds…lol. Try to find a nurse or nutritionist that specializes in diabetes education. Your insurance website is actually a good resource. Most of them have programs for people with chronic diseases where a nurse or pharmacist will contact you periodically to offer help, see if you have questions, give you tips, etc. The ins company saves money if you stay healthy so they’re motivated to help you.

JR Miller

Keep your head up and prayers for you lifted up! Seek out your primary care doctor and nutrition is key.

***Mommy and Daughter*** both Type 1 diabetics

***Mommy and Daughter*** both Type 1 diabetics.
None of us sign up for this.. but I will say if it was a choice I would in a heart beat, to feel what my daughter goes thru daily. I’m 42yrs old , Mikala now 22yrs old, she was diagnosed at 7 yrs old. I had to keep positive about Diabetes, I had to set the example for her.. I made it fun competition on who had better blood sugars throughout the day.
We make the best of what we are given, we do everything together.
In July we decided we both needed to drop weight, Mikala is down 19 pounds, Me 14 pounds so far.
I couldn’t imagine living with diabetes without my best friend. We celebrate (17yrs) and (15 yrs) as Diabetics…. but who’s counting…

Gorgeous inspirational Ladies

Very touching story congrats.Gods grace be

You are amazing!! My son & I are both type 1 Diabetics as well

Beautiful mom a d daughter pic. My son and I are both T1. His diagnosis has motivated me to get control of my diabetes so I can be an example for him.

How did u lose the weight..sometimes it can be frustrating..I’m good for awhile then I start to eat again..

I’m 38 and was diagnosed at age 29. I’ve always wondered the likelihood that my kiddos be diagnosed. Doctors have always told me I have nothing to worry about. What do you all think?

I also have a 14 year old and endo diagnosed her as type 2 at 11 years old.

Love the healthy competition (pun intended!) Of who’s got the better blood sugars!

Beautiful! I wish I had my mom to do my journey with. She was type 1 and very brittle and passed away at 37 in 1986. I’m a type 2 44 and diagnosed in December.

awwww! I love this! My daughter and I are both T1 too. We call ourselves “Diabuddies” we heard that once ans it stuck! I am so happy to be able to be right by her side and help her with everything. Honestly with her being diagnosed I was able to relearn from my childhood what was told to me which was insane considering all the new stuff. We both wear dexcoms and we also try to have the best morning numbers and the best A1C’s. We have made it fun and with that we cannot complain at all. Best of luck with your weight loss. You gals look fabulous!!!

Great job ladies. I wished I had someone to do this with as it is hard doing it alone. I am Type2 for over 10 years. It has been a struggle but I am doing it. I am down 13+ pounds in 3 months. We have our ups and downs, our highs and lows, our good and bad days. We have days were we struggle and days were make strides. We are champs and we will continue to fight.


Hi I really need help on a good list of veggies to eat raw and cooked of course no carbs?

Hi I really need help on a good list of veggies to eat raw and cooked of course no carbs?

Sandra Fingerut

Radishes are good and I guess you can cook them and they taste like potatoes but I have not tried that yet. Look up how to cook them because I don’t think you want to boil them but rather saute.

Zucchini and yellow squash I’m digging lately, a little olive oil and s&p, delicious!
Broccoli is so good so many ways
Celery with peanut butter. I learned at 39 that you can “shave” the really tough part off the out side of celery….. So much easier to eat
Salad of course
Some say no to carrots, but I eat baby carrots, in moderation
Green beans

Earl Studivan

Zucchini noodles with spinach, onions, garlic, olive oil, Parmesan cheese and Red Pepper Flakes.

Vietnamese Spicy Cucumbers or similar type things – multiple options on internet.

Carrots with cream cheese for a snack

Salad eat…

Marshall Hungness

I have replaced chips with raw green beans. They’re crunchy and taste great with anything you’d normally have with chips.

Maiitsoh Melanie

Hey! I’m sure you know this but felt like I should share just in case since we need to all look out for one and other. All veggies have some carbs (other than cucumbers and lettuce). Probably you meant recipes with no extra carb ingredients?

Stephenie Tucker

Asparagus. I eat it straight out of my garden. I bet the store-bought kind is good too, just cut off the dried out end.