Wow, I did not expect that. Yesterday I moved quite a lot .15000 steps, That is about three times of my daily average. And I ate late because I was on a workshop in the evening and was not able to eat beforehand.
My glucose was at 86 mg/dl at 11pm so I thought a small pizza could do no harm. Well, at midnight I went to bed and my glucose had a fiesta.
It stayed FIVE hours above 150!
Normally a load of carbs spikes my glucose for about one to two hours. But during sleep you get a lot bang for the bug. And my HB A1C will log that five hours of high glucose, you bet.
But why that long? I guess it has two reasons:
- Digestion is slow: the carbs enter the bloodstream slower and for a longer time
- Metabolism is slow: glucose has a lot of time to flow around before it is burnt or stored as fat
- No or only little carbs before going to bed
- Walking before eating does not “help”. I have to walk my glucose away after eating.
Thank you Freestyle Libre. Without you I surely would have missed that.