Fasting Number

By medic673b Latest Reply 2011-11-03 08:24:45 -0500
Started 2011-10-30 23:59:08 -0500

my fasting number this morning was 124 how worried shold i be it has stayed there nearly all day witout eating anyhing oout of lline

10 replies

Gracie40 2011-11-01 09:01:25 -0500 Report

I'd say, unless you are on the pump, it is extremely difficult to gain real tight control. It does't happen daily and you know in your heart of hearts that you were rigorously faithful to your plan. There are hundreds of us in here that would dance a tango if our fasting b.s. were that low. God Bless. g40

Type1Lou 2011-10-31 17:51:57 -0500 Report

There is something called "The Dawn Effect" or the "Dawn Phenomenon" that causes our blood glucose to rise in the early morning hours. This is due to the release of growth hormone and cortisol during that time and the effect may vary by age…so the answer is "It depends…" I prefer to see my fasting BG around 80-90 but have been experiencing higher am readings too…more tweaking of my. pump settings no doubt are needed.

valentine lady
valentine lady 2011-10-31 16:39:23 -0500 Report

Dear Medic73b; My BS is always at atleast at 124 every morning, fasting. More often though it's at 127 to 133. That's a might bit high for mornings, but my DR. says it's normal and in normal range. So I wouldn't worry. Hugs…Valentine Lady

nanaellen 2011-10-31 15:51:52 -0500 Report

Mine was 135 this a.m. and I thought that was pretty good but I'm used to getting #'s like 279 or more!! And it went up to 175 without eating anything! Finding out that you have to take in all the variables such as…what was it the night before…are you feeling sick or stressed at all…did you have a midnight snack (like I did) the night before??? lol Good luck! Ellen :)

pixsidust 2011-10-31 11:43:54 -0500 Report

I agree with James (jayabee52). Isn't it wonderful to have people like him who can fill us in on what they know!

JoleneAL 2011-10-31 09:58:22 -0500 Report

I wouldn't worry about it. Drink a nice cold glass of water and go about your day until the next check.

jayabee52 2011-10-31 09:18:19 -0500 Report

Howdy Michael
Since 124 is on the high end of normal, I wouldn't worry too much about it. When one has continuous BGs of 140 and above for an extended period of time that, I am told, is where complications start to happen.

medic673b 2011-10-31 14:31:08 -0500 Report

that is what i thought but i was thrown by the fact its never been that high first thing in the morning

IMUA 2011-11-03 04:48:39 -0500 Report

We will never be normal consistantly,we have the betes!!!!!!!uNDER 140 Keep on rolling!!!!!

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