Q. Is the variation in PPBS after 2nd and 3rd hour of meal normal?

Answered by
Dr. Anshul Varshney
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Oct 07, 2017 and last reviewed on: May 27, 2019

Hi doctor,

I am a 49 year old female. I have been checking my PPBS at home. But, there is a bit ambiguity in my results. My PPBS after two hours shows around 210 and if I check after three hours my PPBS levels up to 140. So, kindly please let me know that which test result am I supposed to consider. My fasting blood sugar level is usually 120. I am not taking any regular medications. I have been noticing the variations since past one month. I am not prone to any diseases or surgery. My BP and cholesterol are also normal.

Dr. Anshul Varshney

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Hi,

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  • This is very normal phenomenon that you are observing as one gets lower blood sugar levels after three hours.
  • There is no doubt by these readings that you are having diabetes.
  • I would recommend you HbA1c levels (glycated hemoglobin) to see for your diabetes range. This test gives you an average of three months irrespective of your meals.

For further information consult a diabetologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/diabetologist


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