By JoleneAL Latest Reply 2011-06-03 14:26:45 -0500
Started 2011-06-03 12:03:14 -0500

Recently I started experiencing massive spikes. At that time I was on 2000 mg metformin (1T x2 daily) and 10u Lantus.

I went to the doctor because I'd basically ignored my diabetes other than taking my meds. No more gym, not testing or eating correctly.

So he gave me Novalog to take 5u before meals and as needed.

Here is what has happened the last couple days that I'm asking about. I get up about 5am each day. I have only coffee until I leave for work, where I eat breakfast. My morning readings have come down to normal so far. But - 3 hours later when I'm ready to eat breakfast they've spiked to over 200! So usually I have to take 10u Novalog to cover the spike and breakfast.

I figured it might be the creamer I'm using and bought a non-dairy, coconut creamer yesterday. This morning started the same 106 out of bed. But, three hours later before I ate it was 211! 10u of Novalog and 2 hours after it was at 160. I had a glucerna snack and didn't bother it with insulin. Just now before eating I checked and its 77.

So - brains smarter than mine - does it sound like I'm having a liver dump of glucose those 3 hours between out of bed and breakfast?

Thanks! (new here this week and loving all I'm finding!)

2 replies

Harlen 2011-06-03 14:11:32 -0500 Report

Your wating to long to eat and your liver is dumping sugas into your blood.
Down afect
We have seen this a lot here.
Something small and high fiber befor you leve for work may help you ???
Best wishes

JoleneAL 2011-06-03 14:26:45 -0500 Report

Thank you Harlen - it seemed obvious but it helps to have others back you up on it. I'm hoping that I can wrangle myself back in control to where I won't need to rely on the fast acting insulin any longer. Great day! Thanks!