I've never been diagnosed with diabetes, but I'm about 50 pounds over a heathy BMI, and I'm completely apple-shaped. My abdomen and waist form the largest bank of my body fat, by a wide margin.
Through links from this forum I found my way to "Track Your Plaque", where the author of that blog recommends not eating anything that raises your blood sugar over 120, which you test 60 minutes after the meal is done.
Okay, so I've been doing this and learning a lot, but getting the occasional weird reading, like tonight:
I had 3 small fried (in non-trans oil, I was told) salmon fillets, and maybe a very small handful (perhaps an ounce?) of french fries. This was at Ivar's, a staple here in Seattle. The fish is wild-caught salmon. I didn't have any pop or anything like that, although I did have maybe a teaspoon of ketchup (which I think has a fair amount of sugar, doesn't it?)
An hour after my meal, my blood sugar was 120. Okay, I thought that was maybe a little too high, and next time I'd make to sure to avoid the fries.
An hour after that, so now it's 2 hours post meal: blood sugar is 151. What the heck? Is that normal? Why would my blood sugar be 120 an hour post-meal, and then RISE to 151 after that? I tested this on both hands and the results were within 2 points of each other.
I'm getting concerned that I could be developing diabetes, since I've basically subsisted on sugar-like products for years and years. Bread and cereals are my staples. I've spent the last decade trying to go vegan with very little success, and am now winding around to the primal way of life after reading so much about it, and it just making a lot of sense.
Anyone know why my blood sugar would rise 2 hours after the meal? I did check it at 2 hours and 30 minutes - then it was 110, so that's good. But the spike concerns me, and I'd like to understand it.