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.

 

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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.


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Dr. Anshul Varshney
M.B.B.S., M.D. MEDICINE
Critical Care Physician, Diabetology, General Medicine, Internal Medicine, Medical Gastroenterology,

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

We are here to help you.

  • 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.

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