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What is postprandial blood glucose?

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If you're trying to manage diabetes, you already know it's important to keep track of your blood sugar levels. That said, how do you handle a spike that comes after you eat? This is called postprandial blood glucose, and if you take some simple steps, you can get it under control and help avoid health problems.

SOURCES:
Diabetes Self-Management: "Postprandial Hyperglycemia."
Johns Hopkins Medicine: "Get Off the Blood Glucose Roller Coaster."  
American Diabetes Association: "6 Steps to Avoiding Blood Glucose Spikes."
Diabetes Self-Management: "Dealing With High Blood Sugar After Meals," "Strike the Spike II."
Bozzetto, L. Diabetes Care, April 2016.
Jakubowicz, D. Diabetes Care, July 2015.
Park, Y. Journal of Nutrition, March 2015.
Manohar, C. Diabetes Care, December 2012.

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on October 19, 2020

SOURCES:
Diabetes Self-Management: "Postprandial Hyperglycemia."
Johns Hopkins Medicine: "Get Off the Blood Glucose Roller Coaster."  
American Diabetes Association: "6 Steps to Avoiding Blood Glucose Spikes."
Diabetes Self-Management: "Dealing With High Blood Sugar After Meals," "Strike the Spike II."
Bozzetto, L. Diabetes Care, April 2016.
Jakubowicz, D. Diabetes Care, July 2015.
Park, Y. Journal of Nutrition, March 2015.
Manohar, C. Diabetes Care, December 2012.

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on October 19, 2020

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