Hi. I had a chance to try the FreeStyle Libre and noticed high spikes after breakfast. I’m trying level those off, but no longer have the benefit of a sensor, so am testing with a finger prick.
I bolus at about 7: 30 am and start eating at 8. What is the best time to test so that I am getting a reading when the blood sugar level would peak? I realize that this is a very subjective question, but I’m trying to limit the amount of finger pricks in order to fine tune this measurement. I’ve read that one should test 2 hours after a meal, but because I’m delaying eating, should that be 2 hours after I bolus or 2 hours after I start eating?
My blood sugar does level out by lunch time, so figure that pre-bolusing is a good place to start.
I know that if I ask my diabetes team, they will probably say that high 10’s (mmol - so approaching 200mg/dl) or low 11’s are ok as long as I’m ok by lunch time. I however, would like to improve on this. And at this point, I’m not willing to give up my oatmeal. My typical breakfast is 0% plain Greek yogurt with blueberries and quick oats with fruit, usually apples and hemp seeds. I aim for about 30 grams of carbs. Would steel cut oats be better? I’ve been trying to stay away from bananas, but 8-10g CHO from a banana doesn’t seem to make a big difference.
Any advice would be welcomed and appreciated! Thank you.