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tonymuljat
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Definition of "spike"?

Geez, I feel like a bit of an idjit galoot:smileytongue:

 

I see folks speaking about spikes, and I guess after all this time, I'm not sure exactly what that means... If my FBG when I wake up is 96, and I eat my breakfast and test at 60 minutes and 120 minutes, what amount of blood sugar rise is considered a "spike"?  I realize the Diabetes Associations say post-prandial should not rise above 180 (and wow, to me that would be a spike!)....  There are no dumb questions, right?:smileywink:

AC1 - Diagnosed 10/6/10 - 10.8
1/26/11 - 6.8
7/8/11 - 7.5
1/14/12 - 5.6
Next bloodwork 3/12, for LDL only
Triglycerides 134 as of 1/14/12.  Metformin 2 x 850 mg.  Glipizide 1 x 10 mg, twice daily.  The glip I have down-dosed myself.  Also on Metoprolol (2x 100mg), Fenofibrate (taken off 1/14/12)(160mg), Simvistatin (20mg), and Lisonopril/Diurectic combo(20-25mg).  Morning BG's seem to be highest of day in general, but are improving. Very low carb diet.
I don't want to eat just one piece of bread, I want four.
Long Term Goal:  5% club.  Short Term Goal, improve my next Triglyceride number and continue my modest exercise program (exercise not going so well 9/28/11).
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carlking2
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Re: Definition of "spike"?

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No Tony not stupid....

 

I have been guilty to using the term spike when I was really referring to a rise that was unexpected.  I prefer the term rise unless it is a sudden and rapid rise in BG...for me to put a number on it would be something along the lines of 100 to 150 in one hour..Then I just MIGHT scream spike.

Thanks Rick

Diagnosed T2 4/4/2011
04/04/2011, A1c 11.2
06/27/2011, A1c 5.6
10/07/2011, A1c 5.7
1/14/2012, A1c 5.4
4/17/2012, A1c 5.4
7/27/2012, A1c 5.3
01/30/2013, A1c 5.2
08/26/2013, A1c 5.3
01/26/2014, A1c 5.5
07/25/2014, A1c 5.4

Lipids TC 203, LDL 110, VLDL 20, Triglycerides 100, HDL 73
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ikitty
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Re: Definition of "spike"?

For me, I use the term spike as any rise in BG. lol :smileyhappy:

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lizzylou
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Re: Definition of "spike"?


Ikitty wrote:

For me, I use the term spike as any rise in BG. lol :smileyhappy:



Bad bad Kitty, a normal amount is a rise, a higher than normal amount is a spike.

 

 

 

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alan_s
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Re: Definition of "spike"?

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tonymuljat wrote:

Geez, I feel like a bit of an idjit galoot:smileytongue:

 

I see folks speaking about spikes, and I guess after all this time, I'm not sure exactly what that means... If my FBG when I wake up is 96, and I eat my breakfast and test at 60 minutes and 120 minutes, what amount of blood sugar rise is considered a "spike"?  I realize the Diabetes Associations say post-prandial should not rise above 180 (and wow, to me that would be a spike!)....  There are no dumb questions, right?:smileywink:


We don't all agree on this. To me, a spike is any blood glucose level higher than I am comfortable with.

 

I am less interested in the delta, or rise, than I am in the level reached. In my opinion a jump to 11(200) is going to hurt me just as much whether I started at 5.5(100) or 8(144). Others disagree, so you'll have to decide for yourself.

 

Your goals and definition of a spike may change depending on your current situation. When I first started following Test, Test, Test I considered any test result over 8(144) as a spike and did what I could to minimise those. Eventually I was able to achieve that regularly so I changed my own goal to 7(126). I don't always succeed, but I do most of the time.

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ikitty
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Re: Definition of "spike"?


lizzylou wrote:

Ikitty wrote:

For me, I use the term spike as any rise in BG. lol :smileyhappy:



Bad bad Kitty, a normal amount is a rise, a higher than normal amount is a spike.

 

 

 

Lizzy


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debit202
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Re: Definition of "spike"?

Spike to me is the name of my beta fish :smileyhappy:

 

 




Every time I hear the dirty word 'exercise', I wash my mouth out with chocolate.

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yellocanoe
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Re: Definition of "spike"?

My personal goals determine when I spike.  My goals are never to go above 135, and never to rise more than 40pts from my last reading.

 

Tom

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LilMissDaisy
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Re: Definition of "spike"?


tonymuljat wrote:

Geez, I feel like a bit of an idjit galoot:smileytongue:

 

I see folks speaking about spikes, and I guess after all this time, I'm not sure exactly what that means... If my FBG when I wake up is 96, and I eat my breakfast and test at 60 minutes and 120 minutes, what amount of blood sugar rise is considered a "spike"?  I realize the Diabetes Associations say post-prandial should not rise above 180 (and wow, to me that would be a spike!)....  There are no dumb questions, right?:smileywink:


To me, the term "spike" is when my blood glucose is at the highest after a meal before it starts going back down.

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Re: Definition of "spike"?

To me, the term "spike" is when my blood glucose is at the highest after a meal before it starts going back down.

 

The true term for that would be "peak".

 

 

Lizzy

 

 

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 All About Carbs

Resources For The Un-insured and Discount Medicine and Equipment

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