Dawn Phenomenon

By wiggleworm Latest Reply 2011-03-27 12:18:55 -0500
Started 2011-03-26 13:20:33 -0500

Does anyone know how to take care of this kind of thing? My BS is high every morning. :(

5 replies

pixsidust 2011-03-27 08:31:12 -0500 Report

My blood sugar seems higher in the morning too. Higher for me was the 122 reading I got yesterday. I tried the peanut butter, MewElla suggested last night before bed and woke up with 107.

MewElla 2011-03-27 07:28:47 -0500 Report

If my blood glucose is below 100, and it always is before bed, I have a graham cracker with a little pnt butter on it. I was told the pnt butter is slow to digest, and so it works thru the nite and drops my bg# in the fasting range in the morning. This always works for me.

Kirla 2011-03-26 13:43:00 -0500 Report

I have found that following a low carb diet and eating some low carb vegetables (I think Broccoli and cabbage works the best) and drinking 8 glasses of water every day helped bring my numbers down.

I also started to eat my biggest meal at lunch. For supper I usually eat a salad with red wine vinegar or if I use some other low carb dressing I will drink a shot glass of red wine vinegar. Then will eat some chicken or beef. Just a small serving.

I try and eat my dinner before 5pm. I find when I eat later my morning blood sugar will be higher. At night while watching my TV programs I like to snack on 1-2 serving of almonds.

Like everyone here says were all different. We all need to experiment with and try different things until we find what works for us.

Good luck

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2011-03-27 04:02:43 -0500 Report

I snack during the evening or before bed seems to help keep my BG lower in the morning also. Usually some nuts or cheese does the trick. Sometimes I have a few crackers with the cheese. Or half an apple along with the nuts or cheese if my supper was lower in carb than other days.

Kirla 2011-03-27 12:18:55 -0500 Report

I have found if I eat my supper late or if I snack on something other than my raw almonds or walnuts my morning numbers will be a little higher than normal. Most nights I eat 2 serving.

Don’t eat more than that because I’m starting to get fat again. When diagnose my weight was dropping. Then when diagnosed I didn’t eat much. I think its one of the side effects of the Metformin. While taking the meds I wasn’t hungry at all. Had to force myself to eat some fish or chicken just to get my calories above 1200 a day.

My weight dropped to 190. Once I mentioned to my mom that I wanted to get it down to 180. She said I shouldn’t lose any more weight. Didn’t look to good. Since stopping the meds my weight has gone up ever so slowly. After 2 years I’m at around 120-130. My belly is back. But the extra weight doesn’t seem to affect my blood sugar much as long as I stick to my diet

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