Type II testing no medication 113 this morning at 08:30 am CST

By manager2 Latest Reply 2011-10-13 04:52:03 -0500
Started 2011-10-08 08:59:37 -0500

Type II testing no medication 113 this morning at 08:30 am CST

17 replies

lambchop0903 2011-10-12 10:19:34 -0500 Report

my BG was 135 this morning, not where I would like it to be. I have found that I can go to bed with BG at 110 and wake up with 135-160. I was diagnosed in July. I am not on any meds, and I usually have Bg before meals around 110-120 and even as low as 91, after meals 120-140. Here is the question does anyone else have issues with high morning fasting BG?

jayabee52 2011-10-13 04:08:32 -0500 Report

I used to have morning highs. Some have called it the dawn effect. Here is a discussion from 2009 which tells very well all about it: http://www.diabeticconnect.com/discussions/28...

What can one do about it? I asked my PCP years ago and his suggestion was to take my BG reading before bed (something we all should do) and if it was under 130 to eat some protein to raise my BG numbers just a little bit and it will keep my BG slightly up throughout the night as the digestion of protein lasts a long time.

Some have eaten a whole grain bread spread with peanut butter. It is something one has to play with a little bit till one gets it right for themselves.

KE5ICS 2011-10-13 04:35:09 -0500 Report

The dawn effect is a killer for me and it is always in the same range around 150 consistently has anyone ever found a good way to combat this?

jayabee52 2011-10-13 04:49:21 -0500 Report

I have taken my PCP's advice and have eaten protein before bed if my BG is close to 130. (see my post above).

As there is varying responses to the same foods, you may need to "play" with the food you use as your protein source until you find something which works well for you.

I pray that you find something which works well for you.

KE5ICS 2011-10-13 04:52:03 -0500 Report

That sounds beautiful i think i will have to dig in a try something to that effect. THANKS!

valentine lady
valentine lady 2011-10-11 16:14:00 -0500 Report

CONGRADULATIONS-you've done great work-be proud of yourself, you deserve that, it's just awesome…Valentine Lady
P.S. What's your A1C?

Heather44118 2011-10-08 13:29:35 -0500 Report

im jelouse. i was 150 this am and that is on meds :(

neenersmom 2011-10-10 08:14:43 -0500 Report

hi heather, my bs was also 150 this am. it is frustrating also but i know it is due to less activity on my part.

thr3ddzgirl 2011-10-08 13:41:01 -0500 Report

Heather, the liver dumps BG all night long. I was at an education class Wednesday, and 150 for first thing AM isn't bad! Get you a good breakfast, go for your brisk walk, and in two hours I'll bet you're right on track! Don't feel bad about one slightly high #, keep with the program and watch your A1C, that is much more telling of how you are really doing.

Heather44118 2011-10-08 20:28:32 -0500 Report

thanks, only been doing this for 8 days. such a struggle.

hughsbayou 2011-10-12 23:10:42 -0500 Report

Keep at it, it takes more like 5 or 6 months to get things under control. When I changed my diet to a low carb regime for a couple of weeks they kept trying to call me back. i could hear them in the kitchen saying "come eat me, you'll feel better" but now, after several months though still using the Metformin my BG is in the normal range most of the time. I've lost a bunch of weight and am getiing to the point where I don't want to lose anymore. But I do feel better so it can happen. It's hard at first but it does get easier. When you feel better you won't want to go back, believe me.

jayabee52 2011-10-08 22:07:37 -0500 Report

Heather, please stick with us here and you should be pretty much a pro at it in no time.

It is rocky at first being a new PWD, but it will smooth out once you get used to it. At least you know of a place where you can come to learn and to receive support and encouragement.

I wished that DC would have been around in 1995 when I was first Dx'd. Maybe I would not have had the complications I do now.

Yes it is a struggle sometimes. But, life is sometimes like that.

Kirla 2011-10-08 10:35:03 -0500 Report

My fasting at 6 am was 98. Used to be better but lately blood sugar has been up a bit.