The good news is that such a high level of testing is not necessary for very long as the personal food-effect data-base grows from the results. I discuss that in detail in I'm a New Type 2. Do I Really Have to Test so Much? But for a new person the initial high testing load I suggest can be quite daunting.
In my own case I tested pre-meal a few times in the first couple of weeks but soon found those tests became boringly predictable, apart from the odd crazy result. Later I started to understand why some of those results weren't crazy. Many factors, not just food, affect the pre-meal level: dawn phenomenon or liver dumps; exercise; stress; other medical conditions and medications; infections and illness; or excessive time since the last meal to mention just some. The same carbohydrate input at the same time of day may cause quite different rises if the pre-meal test was affected by those factors because the ingestion of the food may cause other reactions in the body as well as some becoming blood glucose. As a personal example I suffer from dawn phenomenon. My post-breakfast one-hour level is often lower than my fasting level because the low-carb meal stopped the liver dump without adding to the load.
Cheers, Alan, T2, Australia.
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