Hi there, what is a normal blood glucose level 1 hour, 2 hours and 3 hours after eating? How fast should it go down after eating and how high is the highest peak supposed to be after eating? Thanks so much!
Much of the data we have determining the normal values are from glucose tolerance tests(because people's diets are so varied, it would be difficult to just pick one diet and use that as standard).
Any post-eating glucose should be less than 140, that is completely normal. Values between 141-199 are considered pre-diabetes.
The lower limits and rate of drop are not well defined. In practice, some people have post-prandial glucose levels down to the 60's and this can still be normal. But post-eating values of less than 50 should be evaluated by a specialist.
The rate of drop depends on what was eaten and how brisk the insulin response.
Sorry some of this couldn't be more specific. Hope this helps a bit.
Copyright 1994-2018MedHelp.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Vitals Consumer Services, LLC.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. MedHelp is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.