Please can anyone help me, I am having a problem with my morning B/S being above 160

By coquet Latest Reply 2011-07-31 22:21:02 -0500
Started 2011-07-31 14:16:00 -0500

My sugars for the most part have always been good until about 2years ago, and now they are out of control. I have had several doctors and noone has helped. I got the pump and it seemed to work but then my inusrance stopped, and now I have a new doctor that is awesome and I am having insurance problems again. My doctor is keeping a very close check on my levels and has put me on a slidingscale which seems to be working, I need to find another insurance. I am thinking that maybe my diet is off. My morning surgars are high and i am not understanding why? I think that I am eating good, I do veggies, fruit, salads, chicken turkey fish no sugar by choice no sodas I drink lots of water regular and flavored, but there is something that I am doing wrong, anyone have any suggestions.

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Cookie Roma
Cookie Roma 2011-07-31 16:58:28 -0500 Report

I've only been a diabetic to a little over 2 years so take this for what it's worth. For a long time I struggled with my first morning bs. After asking many diabetics what could be the cause I heard one answer several times. Although it sounded so wrong to me, they suggested that I have a nighttime snack. So I started having some nuts or a piece of cheese at night. Fairly quickly my morning nunbers came down. I continue to run between about 97 to 102. Just FYI.

realsis77 2011-07-31 16:45:24 -0500 Report

Hi. Their is something called dawn effect. ( I might not have the name exactly right) it. Is a abnormal increase in morning bs. It is caused by a night time release of a hormones that cause an increase insulin resistance . You can look up the dawn effect in diabetics to learn more about it. It could be possiable that your morning highs have something to do with this! I would look into it and see if it fits what you are expirencing. Its possiable that this is what's happening to you. If so id mention this to my doctor. I hope this helps you. Take care and God bless!

Type1Lou 2011-07-31 14:47:16 -0500 Report

Sounds like you and I have very similar issues. In the last 18 months, my control has slipped. Part of the reason was I had become lax in controlling the carbs in my diet. I was feeling my way through them rather than truly counting them every meal. Currently, I'm on MDI of Lantus and Novolog but soon to begin using a Medtronics insulin pump. I think our aging bodies are a factor in how we metabolize the insulin. I went back to an endocrinologist in December to get a better handle on this problem. I need to keep better records of what I eat and how much insulin I use to figure out what is causing the dips and spikes in BG. Luckily, I'm on a good insurance plan…we'll see how well the pump works for me. Good luck!

coquet 2011-07-31 15:10:36 -0500 Report

Yes the pump is good and I have one just not the inusurance for supplies. You are right I probably need to count my carbs more, the pump does this for you, so I probably got lax in doing so, It is nice to know that I am not alone.