I have spent the last few days at my sister's house, eating small meals and only 25 total carbs per day. I have been testing my blood sugar now and then, and it is always between 83 and 118, which is pretty normal, but could be lower for better health.
Tonight, I just had that feeling that I had to know one way or another what would happen if I ate something high in carbs. So, after a normal, low carb day of eating, I ate a hot fudge sundae. I don't even know the last time I had something like this. Looking at Fitday.com, my best guess is that it contained around 70 total carbs. I tested myself, one hour after eating the sundae, with my glucometer, and it said my blood glucose was 176.
So I have been freaking out for the past hour, reading everything I can, and now, two hours after starting to eat the sundae, my blood glucose is down to 117.
Everything I have read tonight has said that normal one hour postprandial blood glucose is less than 140. It was as high as 176, then dropped pretty quickly back down to 117. I have no idea what all of this means. It's Sunday evening, so I can't call anyone (like a doctor) to find out if I am in trouble.