Bedtime snacks to help morning #s

By RockyMtnGal Latest Reply 2011-06-16 15:44:35 -0500
Started 2011-06-13 15:16:39 -0500

Hello All — I am unfortunately in full swing with my second bout of gestational diabetes. It reared it's ugly head at only 16 wks (usually they don't even test till 26-28 wks, but with my previous hx they tested early).

Well I'm now 21 wks and doing okay with just diet and exercise through the day, but my morning numbers are hovering high. My nutritionist suggested having a bedtime snack to help bring those numbers down. I have been eating something around 20g carbs (small bowl of cereal, crackers n cheese), but it doesn't seem to help.

Any suggestions on good snacks? Do I need a little more carbs? Little less?
Any feedback is greatly appreciated! Thanks!

6 replies

RockyMtnGal 2011-06-15 22:36:33 -0500 Report

Thanks everyone! Yeah, I think I'm going to need to reduce the carbs, but they're going to put me on a little insulin just to make sure. I'm still going to work on it so hopefully I won't have to have too high of a dose.

RAYT721 2011-06-13 20:42:13 -0500 Report

I am also prone to high morning numbers regardless if I snack or not before bed (note: I do NOT have gestational diabetes although I do have tummy fat that you'd think I do) so I'm not the best to answer your question. However, the book, "1001 Tips for Living Well with Diabetes" suggests setting an alarm to wake yourself in the middle of the night, say 2-3 a.m. and test??? You can then munch on something or not and have a better understand on how carbs do or don't help.

Cheryl*G 2011-06-13 15:42:10 -0500 Report

I have a snack around 10 g and not after 9 pm! My sugar in the mornings are between 86 and 92.

JoleneAL 2011-06-14 13:16:59 -0500 Report

Mine can be that low in the morning right out of bed - then an hour later wham - 200! The only way to stop it is get up test and then take 5u Novolog and hope I don't crash before I can eat. Sucks.

majikinfl 2011-06-16 15:44:35 -0500 Report

EAT something before you take the insulin. thats what my md told me. Just 1/2 cup milk can hold you while you make your breakfast so you don't have to rush. Good luck