What happens when you eat?
Your body breaks down everything you eat and absorbs the food in its different parts. These parts include:
- vitamins and other nutrients
The carbohydrates you consume turn into blood sugar. The more carbohydrates you eat, the higher the levels of sugar you’ll have released as you digest and absorb your food levels.And so because of this ,being a diabetic, its not ok to check your blood sugar levels after 30 minutes.
Carbohydrates in liquid form consumed by themselves are absorbed more quickly than those in solid food. So having a soda will cause a faster rise in your blood-sugar levels than eating a slice of pizza.
Fiber is one component of carbohydrates that isn’t converted into sugar. This is because it can’t be digested. Fiber is important for health, though.
Protein, fat, water, vitamins, and minerals don’t contain carbohydrates. Carbohydrates have the greatest impact on blood glucose levels.
If you have diabetes, your carbohydrate intake is the most important part of your diet to consider when it comes to managing your blood-sugar.
If you test soon after a meal, your blood sugar reading will probably be high. Even in people without diabetes, blood-sugar readings after a meal can be as high as 180. If you want to check your blood-sugar to see how a meal affected you, check about 1 to 2 hours after eating.So this the reason for checking after 2 hours afer a meal