For example, the other night I ate a big bowl of rice and vegetables with breaded “chicken” (wheat since I’m vegetarian). So a nasty combination of rice and wheat in several forms. Before I was post-diabetic I would never have considered eating that menu.
The effect was a fairly high glycaemia for several hours.
It’s really just before the 4 hours mark that my levels started to go down properly. So we’re looking at a 5 hours effect on my body for that bowl of rice.
Of course, “high” here doesn’t mean dangerously high. It only means higher than I’d like to be. I never reached 140mg/dl. So technically speaking I was within the normal non-diabetic response. But it is by far the worst reaction to any kind of food I eat now. I rarely go much above 120mg/dl these days.