Morning numbers

By CaliKo Latest Reply 2011-06-29 11:09:38 -0500
Started 2011-06-27 13:46:12 -0500

Hello, I'm just wondering… I know why morning blood glucose numbers are maybe the hardest to get under control, and I know my doctor prefers that I keep that number under 100, but this is my question: If damage doesn't even begin to occur until at least 140 or so, than why does it matter if my morning number is 100-125 ? All my other numbers nice and low, its just that pesky morning number if I forget to have a bedtime snack, or sleep late. If I do everything right and get up at a decent hour, my number is usually between 85-100.

15 replies

melissa5786 2011-06-28 08:16:55 -0500 Report

I wish my morning numbers were as good as yours are! My AM readings are always high. And no matter what I do the lowest I can get them is usually 130. I have some days where it's about 115-125, but not often.

I'd asked your doctor next time you see them. But it sounds to me like you're doing the best you can and it's sounds pretty good to me.

fabmom3 2011-06-29 11:00:27 -0500 Report

my morning numbers are always high too. i read a artical some time back that our bodies go through some kind of change early in the morning hours(4'ish) that can make them read higher. can go to bed with a 115 and wake to a 140.

Copperchef 2011-06-27 19:05:15 -0500 Report

Ok, is this doctor a GP or a Endo. Sometmes a GP has great intentions, but really needs an Endo's input to see the picture.
My Endo is pleased with my 110 in the mornings. I then run 85-110 during the rest of the day. So, he fills my GP in on everything and the two kibitz and formulate my action plan. For me, stabilization took almost 6 mos. and yes, I have days when it still seems to have a mind of its own.

CaliKo 2011-06-27 19:19:12 -0500 Report

He's an internist. I'm doing well with diet and exercise, so I hadn't had a reason to go to an Endo. Thanks for your answer, nice to hear your Endo is pleased with 110, sounds like your numbers are about like mine.

Duel 2011-06-27 18:50:26 -0500 Report

Those are nice numbers and are in the normal range for sure. If I remember correctly the median for diabetic used to be 140.

CaliKo 2011-06-27 19:21:00 -0500 Report

Thanks Duel. I try to keep the carbs low enough to stay below 140.

Duel 2011-06-27 20:06:05 -0500 Report

CaliKo, 140 was the median. It's now 125 so please do not make 140 as your ref. You're doing very good as you are. I was just informing you how good your numbers are compared to yesterday's standards…your figures are still good to today's 125.

Harlen 2011-06-27 17:51:05 -0500 Report

I dont know ??? Did you ask them ????
they look good to me
Best wishes

CaliKo 2011-06-27 17:58:41 -0500 Report

I plan to ask my doctor the next time I go in. I forgot to last time. Thanks Harlen

Harlen 2011-06-27 18:03:27 -0500 Report

Let me know what they sey ok.

Ridgewalker 2011-06-28 21:32:32 -0500 Report

Most experts say don't worry about high am blood sugars, long as they come down for the rest of the day. The A1C test gives you an average for the last 90 days or so. This is what's significant, your average over time. If you are averaging say 200, then this is something to worry about. If your A1C is 6.5 or less, this is pretty good!

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