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Wed Feb 15 13:27:44 UTC 2012

Why do I get drastically different test results even though I eat the same breakfast at the same time daily?
Asked By: pseudolatin  

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I was recently diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes. I'm approx 31 wks and maintain by tracking food & testing 4x daily. I generally have the same meals as the previous day if I had gotten good test results but my test results aren't even close to the previous time I'd eaten an identical meal.
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2012-03-24 17:47:36.0

Diabetes is a very dynamic disease as you are discovering. You can eat the same meals day after day and may get very different results. This is because what you eat is only a part of what makes blood sugars fluctuate. What you have eaten the night before can even affect your morning blood glucose as the food gets digested, especially if it is a fatty meal. If you were active one day, you may see a decrease in blood sugars over the course of that day and maybe even the day after. Stress also affects blood sugar, causing it to rise. Being pregnant, you have many hormones being released in your body and they are not always constant; this too may be affecting your blood sugars. Hang in there and realize things can change and that is just the nature of the beast. Lots of testing will help you balance this out. Take care, and Congats on the baby!!
Answered By: susan sloane
Accreditations: B.S.,Rph.,C.D.E.,Nutritionist
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