O.K. I should know the answer to this but can someone tell me......

By nanaellen Latest Reply 2011-06-02 07:42:54 -0500
Started 2011-05-17 12:41:23 -0500

How can ONE tuna salad sandwhich put my BS up to 379!!!!! It was 171 before I ate AND I had my shot of humalog!!! I don't want to just STOP eating but THAT'S what it's coming down to!!! Didn't eat all day Sunday and it took all day for my BS to come down to 151!!! YOU ALL ARE MY ONLY LIFE LINE HERE PLEASE HELP!! I've frustrated myself so bad I think I'll go around the Ocean Drive and SCREAM at the top of my lungs!! (even though I don't think anyone will pay attention!) Thanks, Ellen

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berrykins0 2011-06-02 07:42:54 -0500 Report

whole wheat products like bread, pastas, wraps, flat breads digest slower because of the fiber in them.there not likely to spike your blood sugars. my favorite buns ares sandwich thin buns or the bagel thin for bagels. these products have 5 grams of fiber per item.some of the wrapes and flat breads contain 5 or more grams of fiber per serving.

rahayes82 2011-05-23 08:17:33 -0500 Report

My Dr. recommended Ezekiel bread! Worked wonders for my levels. :) You can find it at any Whole Foods or health store. It may be a little pricy per loaf but its well worth it! :)

wandoolie 2011-05-22 17:35:17 -0500 Report

Have you ever tried mustard instead of mayo ? If you like mustard you should give it a try … just saying <3

hajegranz 2011-05-22 11:53:23 -0500 Report

Depends on what you put in your tuna salad…for example the pickles have sugar in them…What Mayo are you using…Hope you are feeling alright…

nanaellen 2011-05-22 12:07:14 -0500 Report

No pickles just a little mayo! But I made the mistake of having it on white bread. I sure am gonna miss my bread! This just gets more frustrating by the day! My BS this morning was pretty good for a change though!! 144 Haven't seen THAT # in a long time! Thanks for writing! Ellen :)

whitetigress 2011-05-22 12:24:17 -0500 Report

White bread breaks down very easily and quickly (it actually starts in your mouth!) and turns to glucose (sugar) immediately. There are breads that do not break down quickly … the fiber content is important: country harvest has a great line of breads that are healthier.

nanaellen 2011-05-22 12:38:20 -0500 Report

That's SSOOOOoooo depressing to hear!! I was raised on white bread and can't eat wheat or rye or anything like that. Just can't get it down! I definitely will look for the country harvest bread, it's just that most of them are too damned expensive!! I've been trying to find soy flour so I can make my own but not having much success. Thanks for writing! Appreciate you all so much I can't begin to say how much!! Thanks again, Ellen

jayabee52 2011-05-23 08:11:27 -0500 Report

have you found soy flour in the Groc store under Bob's Red Mill label? Just ask the groc. store manager if they have Bob's red mill in their store. Or ask if they can get it. They have quite a line of specialty grains and flours. They are a little pricey. Have you looked online or in a health food or nutrition store?

CaliKo 2011-05-22 13:45:56 -0500 Report

I grew up eating white bread, too, but I switched to Nature's Own Whole Wheat bread pretty easily. Look for the kind that only has 8 grams carbs per slice. It's much better than giving up bread entirely. Good luck.

jayabee52 2011-05-23 08:20:07 -0500 Report

I for one, have ALMOST entirely given up bread (white or whole wheat) as I have found that I rarely need it. Also I have a conflict between diabetic and kidney meal plans. Diabetic says "no white bread" Kidney says "no whole grains"

At home I just use a fork to eat a hamburger pattie, and if I am out and have to eat a fast food meal, I will order it without ketchup, mustard or any sauce and use the bottom of the bun only to hold the patty. I throw the top of the bun away or feed it to the birds.

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2011-05-21 20:40:09 -0500 Report

Been there, screamed that - only it was a grilled cheese sandwhich. Meter suddenly said "You just pizza'd yourself!!!" So much for trusting my low carb bread with just cheese as a filling. Then after 3 hours being to high it dropped in thirty minutes to 54.

nanaellen 2011-05-22 12:01:55 -0500 Report

In all 6 years I've had diabetes I've NEVER had a low # like that!! My lowest has only been 144 and THAT was this a.m.! Mine has been through the roof since my gall bladder surgery last Nov.!!

Type1Lou 2011-05-21 12:03:54 -0500 Report

Dear Ellen,
You won't get a CHANCE to better control those BG's until you discipline yourself to count those carbs. (And even then, those other health issues you're dealing with may be sabotaging your efforts.) Read the labels on your food packages and calculate the carbs in what you are eating. Has your doctor given you a ratio to use in calculating how many units of Humalog to take for how many grams of carb you're eating? (Mine is 1 unit for every 15 grams of carb but everyone is different) Your dosage also needs to take into effect what your BG reading is before you eat. (If my BG is above 120 before a meal, for every 50 above 120, I would add another unit of insulin to my meal-time dose; for example, if I was planning to eat a tunafish sandwich with 54g of carb, I would need 3 units of Humalog to handle the sandwich…but if my pre-meal blood sugar was 171, I would add 1 more unit of Humalog. My pre-meal shot would then be 4 units.)

It's a pain to do the math and takes time but is necessary to get a handle on the BG's. I'm still struggling to get back on track. I asked my husband to buy me some carb counting books last Christmas and find I use "Dana Carpender's New Carb & Calorie Counter" a lot. It also lists values for many of the fast food items.

I find the more I eliminate the carbs, the better the control. Instead of a sandwich, have the tuna on a salad…depending on the carb value of the bread, you eliminate 20 to 44 g of carb right there. I don't bake much anymore because the temptation to eat that stuff is too high. I do miss my bread and cookies and cakes and pastries. I've had diabetes for over 35 years and have some neuropathy and the beginnings of retinopathy. If I want to keep my eyesight and have a quality of life, I've got to count those carbs and eat appropriately.

Wishing you better health and the strength to make the right decisions!

nanaellen 2011-05-21 17:23:49 -0500 Report

Hi Lou,
I'm just finding out about the carb counting after having diabeties for the last 6 years!!! I was only told to watch my sugars! It's just so exhausting trying to figure this out (read below) I'm worried about my sight also but it's only gonna do more damage if I can't control and with no insurance it's getting tougher by the day!! The Dr. says it doesn't matter WHAT I eat cause the problem is in my pancreas and until we can figure THAT out I'm basically on my own here. The "specialist" wants another MRI and the hospital said no cause it's too expensive! I've been so busy trying NOT to have shots and now having to have 4-6 a day is killing me financially! Haven't been able to work since I had my gall bladder out last Nov.! And because I worked for the Navy they didn't pay into unemployment so I can't collect. And I sure can't even LOOK for work feeling like THIS!! I just wish I had found this site a LONG time ago I've learned more here than any classes I've taken!! Thanks for brightening my day! Ellen (still smiling) :)

Type1Lou 2011-05-22 12:51:30 -0500 Report

Dear Nanaellen,
One book that was a turning point for me was Dr Richard Bernstein's Diabetes Solution. He is/was a diabetic himself and went back to school to earn his medical degree to gain credibility for his approach to Diabetes. He was onto the carb connection long before mainstream medical practice adopted it. Your local lending library should be able to get it for you to read at no cost. It was eye-opening for me. I would urge you to read it.

ston3xc 2011-05-21 18:22:57 -0500 Report

Look into seeing if you qualify for medicaid. I know alot about not wanting help from the gov. and seeming to be a deadbeat to other people, but when I qualified after two years of scrounging around for my supplies, I felt a huge weight lifting off of my shoulders! I've delayed medical treatments many times in the past because of the cost, and I know your pain about the cost,OUCH!!!! It doesn't hurt to check it out. Go to the department of Family Services in your county and tell them the information they need, they'll tell you right off if you qualify. If you want more information privately email me at chicks@bright.net small. Good luck!

MrsCDogg 2011-05-20 07:55:34 -0500 Report

Eat breakfast! A good shot of protein in the morning will help you to feel full for a while. Second, watch out for the so-called lite stuff that is low fat or fat free. When fat is removed something has to replace it to give the product some flavor. Yep you guessed it they replace the fat with sugar or some other form of carbs. Also, like ston3xc said try to relax. Stress is a big factor in your blood sugar numbers. Listen to some soothing music, meditate, pray, play with your dog, do something that you enjoy. Talk to your doctor! Talk to another diabetic. Share what you are feeling with someone, anyone. It's a horrible thing to have to deal with a disease like diabetes all by yourself. There are people who truly give a darn. Coming to this forum has helped me a great deal. I know there are LOTS of folks who are dealing with the same crap that I deal with every day and it's a big comfort. We are all here for you!

nanaellen 2011-05-21 16:50:23 -0500 Report

Thanks for sharing! And I agree that talking to other diabetics is a stress reliever all by itself!! THAT'S why I love this site so much! I've found more info here than anywhere else!! Still having a really hard time eating breakfast. I haven't had breakfast (except for hospital stays) since I was a kid!! And I rarely ate 3 meals in one day! Mostly cause I was a cook for the past 25 years and all we did was sweat our butts off and cooking all that food was a turn off for me!! So I never ate at work. Would just have dinner at home. Now trying to change all that is a bigger job than I anticipated!! It's exhausting trying to figure all the mess out!! The one thing I can always count on is that every time I come to this site I leave smiling and that just feels so good right now!!!!Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! Ellen(still smiling) :)

ston3xc 2011-05-19 17:29:49 -0500 Report

I think you need to relax a little! My gosh! you're putting a lot of stress on your system, and that alone can affect your bs. Please, eat breakfast every day, believe it or not, but eggs and turkey bacon is a good start to your day. Yogurt and fresh fruit are good if you can afford the fresh fruit. A source of protein with your meals is the best way to keep hunger at bay. Limit condiments like ketchup and especially mayo, or use lite or sugar-free. It's all a matter of being informed and keeping on track. If you keep having trouble with your bs being too high, then a trip to your dr might be in order, I hope you have a dr that can put your concerns at rest. Good luck!

nanaellen 2011-05-19 18:33:56 -0500 Report

It's funny you should mention breakfast, my Mom just yelled at me for not eating!! I guess I'm just going to have to resolve myself to the fact I'm going to HAVE to have more shots a day than I want!! I didn't know about the ketchup! I have switched from mayo to mustard but never even gave the ketchup a second thought!! Thanks for sharing and I may have to break down and go see my Dr. Again thanks! Ellen

ston3xc 2011-05-21 18:03:23 -0500 Report

Don't feel bad about numerous shots a day. I give myself 5 on a normal day. It's not that bad after you get used to it. It's the best way to keep my body in check. Hugs to you!

sNerTs1 2011-05-18 22:43:54 -0500 Report

I can tell you what I do, what helps me and maybe that might help out? I dont eat my meal right away if my BS is above 120. If its ever there before a meal, I take a short walk or exercise and drink a bottle of water. That seems to bring it down to where it needs to be. Why 120? That is the magic number that is in everything I have read and the dietitian told me about.

Before meals you should run anywhere between 80-120
After meals you should be anywhere around 140-180 (2 hours after meals)

BUT, we are all different and this is where it can get tricky for you until you can understand what foods do what to your system. Toppled by the fact that you have pancreatitis which is what I call our Insulin bank. Until you get this fixed, I wonder if your levels are going to be erratic, I am not sure as I am not a physician so I would question it when you see yours next.

I am lucky because I am able to eat high grain breads without my sugars going nuts afterwards but I also dont make it a habit of eating them very often as I know myself and I tend to be a bread eater if I allow myself to be.

I also am a type II diabetic so I know nothing about Insulin and how it affects you when you eat, before/after, etc. so I could very well be off on this. It seems to me that exercise and water are HUGE in the whole scheme of diabetes, so I tend to fall back on those and by no means am I a great exerciser blah! I need to be though.

As overwhelming as it is when you first try to figure out everything that is going on within your body, just try to take a deep breath in and make a log of what foods you ate and how they affect you. From there, you can make "good"decisions on your food choices so you dont see as many sugar spikes and that awful feeling.

I hope I helped, its just what I do. If I can help more, let me know. For now though, I will keep you in my prayers for it to get easier for you.

Hugs ~ Cheryl

northerngal 2011-05-21 09:00:25 -0500 Report

Thats good except that 80-120 are readings for people WITHOUT diabetes. For us, under 150 is the goal, but as we all know, it's easier said than done. I haven't produced insulin for many years, but still have fluctuations as any normal person would. You need to count the carbs you are eating and adjust the dose. Whole grains are better because they absorb slower and don't spike the bs immediately. I would recommend speaking to a dietician who can give you better understanding of what foods are best for you and yes, log everything. Mine is on a scale calculated based on the number of carbs I'm eating. After some initial stumbles, its worked great. I have other issues that had nothing to do with diabetes, but affected the control a lot. Good luck and keep at it. It does get easier, (or more normal).

nanaellen 2011-05-19 18:43:58 -0500 Report

I had to laugh when I read this just for the simple fact I haven't see a 120 number in the last 7 months!! Seems that the Dr.s don't agree on how to treat the pancreatitus and 1 said it won't matter what I eat it's just a matter of when the pancreas WANTS to act up!! The "specialist" wants another MRI and the hospital refuses cause it's too expensive and I have no Ins.!! My biggest problem at the moment is trying to afford my test supplies so that I CAN regulate my sugars!! And NEEDING more shots a day is killing the pocketbook!!! For the most part I'm down to veggies and meat but I haven't eaten 3 meals a day since I was a kid and meat and veggies don't sound very appettizing first thing in the a.m.!! LOL I'm still trying though!!! Hugs right back at cha'!!! Ellen

Gimpalong 2011-05-22 12:52:11 -0500 Report

Ellen, have you ever asked your doctor if he has any sample medications that he an give you. My doctor gives me my Novalog and Levemir whenever I need it. He tries to help those of us on Medicare. Also, there are pharacutical companies that may be able to help you with our meds. It would be worth a try, especially with no insurance, and struggling to get meds. Ask your doctor for help, all he can say is no! You have to be able to take care of you, so you an enjoy your husband and grandchildren. Lots of hugs and prayers.

EJMac 2011-05-21 10:33:09 -0500 Report

I have Activia light and a graham cracker every morning. My digestive system needs the yogurt. It's quick and seems to keep me going until lunch. You might want to try it.

jayabee52 2011-05-21 04:58:51 -0500 Report

What about a hard boiled egg in the AM? That is what I eat. My BG#s are rarely over 120 when I do my AM fasting #.

blueeyes33 2011-05-21 02:33:54 -0500 Report

Hi :) I am new to this site. I am right there with you when you say I haven't seen a BS of 120.Everything i eat no matter what it is…up goes the blood sugars!! I can't even eat eggs..real or fake w/o my bs going up to 300! Protein and veggies are boring i agree. :)

susiemaeemily 2011-05-18 21:01:18 -0500 Report

Hi Nanaellen
I was wondering how long after you ate did you test your BS? Did you wait at least 2 hours before you tested. That might explain why it was so high. Also when you have any infection your BS tends to rise. But general follow the advise given no bread, and watch what you drink. Don't use too much mayo or try fat free and watch sweet pickles.

Trudie Ann
Trudie Ann 2011-05-20 02:29:04 -0500 Report

nanaellen, I was told whole wheat or whole grain bread is better for you than white. My favorite is made by Oroweat, it is called oatnut, & my husband likes healthnut. It was suggested to me to eat / nibble on several small meals instead of three big ones, and that has helped.
You can scream here on DC all you want to and we do listen and try to help.
I would also like to suggest asking your DR. if he could recommend a diabetic nuitricionist./ counceler.

nanaellen 2011-05-19 18:48:32 -0500 Report

Thanks for writing and yes I waited for 2 hours before I tested and actually tested again before I went to bed and it was still in the 300's! I've already switched from mayo to mustard but I sure am gonna miss my bread!!! :( Love your name by the way!! It just seems to flow off the tongue! Thanks for writing! Ellen :)

frustated 2011-05-18 20:30:46 -0500 Report

well i did you eat the tuna with bread? if so the bread turns into sugar i eat mine with crackers and i found out my sugars don't go up so much.i am learning alot even though my mother was a diabetic and most of my brothers and sisters are too we all have different types. we all eat different and take different meds so we can only compare our different ways of doing things

nanaellen 2011-05-19 18:53:28 -0500 Report

Yes I had my tuna on white bread the lowest carb one I could find. Already tried crackers and even the wheat ones put my #'s up! Guess I'm gonna have to give it up. :( I've had this for 6 years already and still feel like I know nothing. Thanks for writing! Ellen

ravenmoon33 2011-05-19 02:02:20 -0500 Report

low carb tortillas are good too…crackers make my bloodsugar spike for some reason. I use whole wheat carb smart tortillas for my "sandwiches"

Bunny Cakes
Bunny Cakes 2011-05-19 08:13:40 -0500 Report

I find that I can have crackers and bread as long as they are whole wheat or whole grain. My body is sensitive to white flour. I can have four slices of Nature's Own sugar free bread or even regular whole wheat bread and my blood sugar at 2 hours barely moves but one single slice of white bread and you'd think I had eaten a truck load of carbs.

It's the same for crackers, I can have my fill of whole wheat crackers and be fine but few saltines or regular Ritz and there goes my blood sugar through that hole it made in the roof again.

nanaellen 2011-05-19 18:59:58 -0500 Report

I HATE wheat anything but I HAVE tried it and it does the same as white bread…#'s through the roof!! I'm gonna miss my white bread!! It's been a friend to me my whole life!!! TRYING to find soy flour to make my own but not being very successful!! Ellen

northerngal 2011-05-21 09:06:34 -0500 Report

Sounds like your Dr needs to readjust the doses. You aren't getting enough insulin for the carbs you are eating. There is a formula to figure out, which is why they should request a few weeks of meal plans. Everything you eat, at what time and how much insulin and at what time. They may also decide to change the type of insulin, to prevent the spikes. Do you use long and short acting? Just oral medication? It all makes a big difference and your Dr should be asking for results.

Bunny Cakes
Bunny Cakes 2011-05-19 19:05:50 -0500 Report

Be sure you're reading the ingredients and getting true 100% whole grain bread, the cheaper brands will sneak in white flour and it will do just like you said and raise you just as much as white bread.

I've seen soy bread around here but at $4.00 a loaf I can't afford to eat it and the flour is just as bad, probably just another thing from living in a small town though. Anything out of the ordinary here is expensive, I just happened to get lucky and find my Sugar Free Nature's Own at the Dollar tree where it's only $1.00 a loaf, the store right down the strip sells it for $3.00.

nanaellen 2011-05-19 19:48:05 -0500 Report

Yeah, I know what you mean about the prices!lol By the loaf here it's $4.89 for the "healthy" bread! We do have a dollar tree here though I'll have to try there! Thanks! Outta here for tonight my son's glaring at me cause he wants on the computer!! lol Thanks again, Ellen

LauraS 2011-05-18 10:08:33 -0500 Report

You said you have pancreatitis. The pancreas function is to help regulate blood sugar levels. Sounds like until you get the pancreatitis under control you BS will probably be all over the place. It's hard to deal with but it doesn't sound like it's anything you are doing wrong. Take it easy on yourself and if you need to sream go right ahead. Better to let it out than keep it all bottled in. Hope you can get on a program and get the meds you need soon.

Kirla 2011-05-17 16:52:49 -0500 Report

I find I can’t eat any bread. Doesn’t matter what kind. Even whole grain bread will spike my blood sugar. I have to eat my tuna fish out of a bowl. No bread. Haven’t eaten any bread in 2 years. Did you drink anything with your sandwich or just eat it alone. With out knowing what else you ate it’s hard to determine exactly what’s going on. I used to drink orange juice at lunch time. Found I can’t drink any juice anymore also. Now I mostly drink water. Water will not spike your blood sugar.

I also found that eating lots of low carb vegetables helps lower insulin resistance. I now eat several cups of low carb vegetables every day. I have a cup or so at lunch of broccoli, cauliflower, spinach or something similar. But most of the time broccoli. At supper time I eat about 2-3 cups of salad every day. I use a low carb dressing and it works ok for me.

I found that following a low carb diet like south beach or atkins works great for controlling my blood sugar. I think following a low carb diet is what has helped me a lot in controlling blood sugar and not needing the meds anymore. After cutting carbs a lot I was able to get my numbers down to normal levels in just 6-8 weeks. Got rid of the meds in 7 weeks and my A1C went from 14.1 to 5.9 in less than 4 months. All A1C’s since have remained below 6. I figure it was cutting carbs or dieing slowly. I decided cutting carbs was better.

berrykins0 2011-05-18 16:59:28 -0500 Report

this works very well i use alow carb diet too it helps keep my blood sugars in normal range. i went from april 20098.2 to 5.6 in five months september 2009. i do take 1 tablet medforin a day to.i had my blood sugar checked in april 20011 my ac1 now is 5.4.amazoning what a low carb diet can do for you. like to also eat a salad a lunch time and dinner time to and somtimes veggies too.veggies are even good at snack time too.

nanaellen 2011-05-17 19:39:17 -0500 Report

First off I didn't have anything to drink with lunch JUST a tuna salad sand. I've been trying to watch the carb counting but I HATE spending 45 minutes to LOOK for it in the stores!! It seems the harder I try the further behind I go! Ya know what I mean?! LOL I caN'T get med. cause the whole system is screwed up at the "office" or so I've been told. So I'm here to learn from all of you cause I sure as hell have screwed everything up trying to do it by myself!! I eat fresh veggies all the time even switched from my beloved mashed potatoes to mashed cauliflower!! I'm trying to get away from the butter and mayo switched to "Butter Buds" no carbs no calories no sugar & "I can't believe it's not butter" spray.I switched from diet pepsi to home made iced tea (first with 2/3 c. sugar per gallon then to 1/2 c. splenda) STILL trying to find soy flour to make my own bread but haven't had any success YET! Last time I was in the hospital the Dr. said right now it may not be what I'm eating it may just be the pancreas. And they want to do another MRI and with no Ins. the hospital said no! So until I hit the lottery or something I'm goin' it alone with all of you! btw my last A1c was 6.9 is that good? My daily #'s are between 171 to 379. Thanks for your help! Ellen (tryin' to smile today)

blueeyes33 2011-05-21 02:42:09 -0500 Report

Butter buds are really good.I use the powder.I eat a sweet potato(small one) with butter buds and sometimes brown suger splenda for a treat! Hope this helps..:)

LabRat90 2011-05-17 15:58:20 -0500 Report

Do you think you could have an infection? My mother-in-law was having similar BG problems. I let it go for about a week but then I had to get her to the doctor. It was approaching 500 and nothing I told her to do brought it down for very long. She's on Humalog and Lantus. She had Diverticulitis. Dr .gave her an antibiotic and her BG was back to normal within 2 days. Infections will raise BG. You may not even realise that you have an infection. Good luck!

nanaellen 2011-05-17 19:41:36 -0500 Report

I haven't been sick at all except for the pancreatitus. And I've been real lazy lately not a norm for me but that's it no infection or anything. And thanks I'll take all the luck I can get! Ellen

jayabee52 2011-05-18 00:20:55 -0500 Report

It could be that you are fighting off an infection of which you are unaware.
BG#s raise to help fight those off too.

Praying for you!


nanaellen 2011-05-18 11:08:05 -0500 Report

Thanks James, it could be but I really don't think it's an infection. I'm usually pretty healthy at least until I had my gall bladder out! It's been a downward spiral ever since! But Thanks anyway! Ellen

jayabee52 2011-05-19 08:30:04 -0500 Report

Well I have had mysterious BG#s like that too. My bride's endo told me it could be from fighting off an infection of which I was not aware. Often our bodies fight off infections without our knowing about it. That's why you're "pretty healthy" (I'm glad one of us is pretty! LoL! —-It shore aint me!)

RAYT721 2011-05-17 15:43:37 -0500 Report

Going without food is not going to help your bg levels at all. While there are no real answers to your question because everybody's metabolism is different some people find drinking water and/or walking may help to lower the high glucose levels. I am neither a doctor nor dietician but one of the two should be able to help you figure out what to do or not do… but I am pretty confident that going without food (needed by your body and organs) just might keep the levels higher.

Cookie Roma
Cookie Roma 2011-05-17 14:48:18 -0500 Report

I'm still a work in progress but I'm finding that I'm getting better at getting my insulin dosage right. Yes my doctor gave me a equation to figure out the amount and I pretty much stick to that. Lately, I find that besides my equation I pay attention to how my body is feeling at that time. Early on I was so set on not injecting too many units that I was actually not using enough. I'm still refining it but I'm doing much better with it.
I think it's safest say that we all get your frustration. Just hang in there. You will get better at it.

Te Ja
Te Ja 2011-05-17 13:46:20 -0500 Report

don't feel bad last nite my bs was 147 in the a.m. was 212 and I ate nothing. Hang in there!

vvanata 2011-05-17 23:32:32 -0500 Report

That's called dawn phenomenon. My blood sugar will go up in the morning too if I dont eat and have no insulin going either. If you take insulin and your bs is above 110 you might taking a little bit of insulin. If not take a little more long acting insulin. I am on a pump so I have to set my pump to offset those affects. Doesn't make sense but it just is. Frustrates me all the time