Hi - I'm new here (Type 2) - have a question :)

Proud Army Mom
By Proud Army Mom Latest Reply 2012-08-16 07:16:18 -0500
Started 2012-08-14 07:51:00 -0500

Hi everyone,

I have been making really good progress with my #s after cutting way, way back on carbs, losing weight, and going to the gym an hour a day 6 days a week. My A1C readings are between 5.5 and 6.3 on average most days (they were in the 8 range), and I am working to get them down even further, and I know I will :) I am taking Januvia, Glipozide, and Metformin (500 mg now, cut back from 1500 :)).

Here's my question - my fasting/first morning reading still is running high (130's, sometimes, 140's), and I am wondering if it could be because I have been eating a piece of fruit (red grapefruit, no sugar added - love it, or nectarine or plum) right before bed. I gave up dessert months ago, but enjoy a piece of fruit as it really satisfies my sweet tooth. But maybe I am eating it too close to bed time (I usually go to bed at 11 and I eat the fruit at like 10 or 10:30)…

Would love your insights/feedback about this and anything else that is working for you all to get/keep your BS in the low ranges. Thanks everyone, and nice to "meet" you all! :)

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Proud Army Mom
Proud Army Mom 2012-08-16 07:16:18 -0500 Report

So I wanted to thank everyone for their suggestions - I got my fasting BS down to 88 this morning woohoo!! Progress! Last night at around 9:45 I had a nectarine and a LF cheddar cheese stick - seemed to work out fine. I will experiment with different combos, etc. but it seems like if I throw in a protein I am ok. The funny thing is my BS had been running a little high for me all yesterday because I had a little stomach bug - but today everything seems back to normal :)

Have a great day everyone! <3

Caroltoo 2012-08-14 16:32:01 -0500 Report

An apple (for fiber) and some almonds (for protein and fiber) are a combination that works for me. I also use low fat string cheese as an alternative. Sometimes I add a glass of iced water with juice of one lemon, if I've been a little higher than I like to be. That's also my "go-to" drink during the daytime, unless I'm drinking iced tea with lemon.

Nick1962 2012-08-14 07:57:38 -0500 Report

Yes, i think you might be experiencing a little "Dawn Effect". We just had a discussion about this last week and my explanation is here toward the bottom of the thread
Try something with more protein in it that will stay with you better through the night. Oh and hey, welcome to the party!