How to control my blood sugar level in the morning

By inneedofhelp Latest Reply 2011-04-11 20:19:55 -0500
Started 2011-03-31 21:33:00 -0500

I can't seem to control my blood sugar level in the mornings. It seems to be high like 220 or sometimes higher. Would like to know if there any sugar free snacks or juices that I could take that wouldn't affect my blood sugar in the morning?

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WendyFR 2011-04-11 20:19:55 -0500 Report

are you waking up with high blood sugars or is this after you eat breakfast? I use to have that problem as well, the waking up with high blood sugar levels. It actually had to do with the type of insulin I had. My body build a tolerance for insulin and my doc changed my medication. If your blood sugar is high before you wake up, are you eating a snack before bed time?

Erin P
Erin P 2011-04-04 19:34:33 -0500 Report

I eat cherrios, 110 bagel thin, peanut butter and yogurt, but I do take short and long acting insulins to control my morning sugars. I also don't eat before bed, which I need to do. Have found sugar free snacks have higher carbs than regular food, I don't buy them. My favorite are the 100 calorie snacks. They have tons. I hope I've been some help.

donna62M 2011-04-03 08:59:03 -0500 Report

when my sugars get like that…I switch to having porridge for b"fast…and I find that within a week they start to come down…

GabbyPA 2011-04-01 06:27:14 -0500 Report

The answer might be more in what you do before you go to bed. I have what is termed dawn phenomenon. It is where I can go to bed with a wonderful 113 and wake up with a 200. What happens is the liver dumps some glycogen into your system to make sure you wake up and are ready to go until you get your first meal.

I find if I eat a carb before bed that has fat or fiber in it, it helps me the most. Trouble with me is that I tend to avoid the late snack. So when I am high in the morning, I try to eat a very low carb breakfast and drink a lot of water. Then by lunch I am doing pretty good.

RAYT721 2011-03-31 21:43:35 -0500 Report

I can tell you that every body is different and what works for one person may not work for another, which is why your meter means much more than the answers you will get from this discussion. Some people can eat bagels or (insert item here) while others cannot. My favorites for morning breakfasts include Dannon Light & Fit Yogurt (no, I swear to you I am not on commission from promoting the products) and Atkins bars. They don't spike my BG and are both tasty morning jump starts to my day. I can't say that either will work for you. I can only say that I live by them. And yes there are plenty of sugar free snacks and juices but make sure to read the food labels… sometimes sugar free doesn't mean carb free.

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