BG Levels Overnight

camerashy
By camerashy Latest Reply 2011-07-10 07:37:12 -0500
Started 2011-07-09 23:33:20 -0500

I have heard from more than one diabetic that their blood glucose levels drop during the night, or when they have long naps. I had a friend who would wake up with her glucose so low that she couldn't function. When I sleep, my glucose level goes UP. Every time. No matter what it is when I go to bed, it's always over 150 in the morning.

What am I doing wrong?


2 replies

berrykins0
berrykins0 2011-07-10 07:37:12 -0500 Report

i had been told this your stores sugar in your to release at night. but can release to much that your pancrease can't keep up with it. so there for you have high blood sugars in the moring.afteri was put on metforin. and lost some of weight i needed to lose things seem to get better for me .it seem to help me out alot.i started at 8.2 ac1 april 2009 i'm currently at 5.4. iwas tooken off 1 of the metforin about yr ago. currently on 1 tablet day.i never thought my moring blood sugars would be under 100 in the moring. i was very suprised.i never have any blood sugars under 70 in the moring or even at night. i'm pretty much level with mine.i did manage to lose the rest of the weight i needed to. i do have thyriod problems that mostly how i got in trouble with my weight. thyriod problems can be a challenge just like diebetes can be.thyriod controls how your body burns calories and manages your and course other things to. try not to feel frustrated to much. i ve been throught i know what is like.

JoleneAL
JoleneAL 2011-07-10 05:11:49 -0500 Report

Hi there! First off, please first stop thinking you are doing anything wrong. That just adds to the frustrating. It just means a bit of trial and error to figure out what your body is doing at rest.

Do you test before you go to bed? What it sounds like is dawn phenomenon, where you levels go up over night.

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/dawn-effect/...

Mine work a bit differently; they are normal upon rising, but spike within an hour after I'm up if I don't attack it with fast insulin.

Several people eat a high protein, slow carb snack before going to bed to keep their levels even overnight. I'm sure some great folks will come along with some suggestions that have worked for them.

And again - you've done nothing wrong. ((( hugs ))