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
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
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
http://www.diabeticconnect.com/discussions/16...
Try something with more protein in it that will stay with you better through the night. Oh and hey, welcome to the party!