Is your fasting bs higher than your pre-bed bs? Anyone know why?

By GrOOvYGoDDeSS Latest Reply 2012-04-27 03:17:42 -0500
Started 2012-04-25 17:07:51 -0500

My fasting blood sugar tends to be higher than when I test right before bed. I don't eat after I test at night and when I test at night I usually haven't eaten for several hours. Anyone know what gives?

6 replies

Armourer 2012-04-27 03:17:42 -0500 Report

I eat a small bag of air pop popcorn just before bed and for me my morning BG is usually below 100. Before I started this my BG could be anywhere usually above 150. Eat some protein with the carb, such as string cheese.

draco59 2012-04-26 13:47:37 -0500 Report

It could be "dumping syndrom" I was told in some diabetics this happens While you sleep. I've been told many different reasons. The way I prevent it is just by eating something about 30 mins. before bed, it really doesn't matter what.
Hope this helps,

GrOOvYGoDDeSS 2012-04-25 20:08:36 -0500 Report

Thanks so much. The gestational diabetes educator told us about that. She called it the witching hour. She explained it was caused by all the hormones while you were pregnant. I had no idea it could happen when you aren't pregnant. I'm only on metformin 750 twice a day, so ill ask my gm for some med advice and I will try a high protein snack for the next few nights. Hopefully ill be lucky and it will help like it has for you. Thank you so much for the advice. I really appreciate it.

DavinaRN 2012-04-25 20:00:43 -0500 Report

My Endo said one of the things I could do to lower my am levels was bedtime snack with protein and 20-30 carbs.

ShellyLargent 2012-04-25 17:52:43 -0500 Report

You might have dawn phenomenon. I have it too. I can go to bed with a bs of 112 and wake up the next morning with 180! Here's a link to the Mayo Clinics explaination and tips on how to control it:
I found that if I ate a small snack high in protein it helped balance me out. I'm on insulin, so I can adjust my bedtime NpH dose if needed, that helps too. It's pretty frustrating to have great control all day long, but high numbers in the AM. Hope the link helps!

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