By Angie18 Latest Reply 2013-01-26 16:28:12 -0600
Started 2013-01-20 21:55:22 -0600

Okay so my numbers have been good, but then all of a sudden they begin to go high at 5 in the morning. Idk why. Can Anyone help me? Or give me any lists or tips of things I could eat or do so that they stay steady? Please?

5 replies

Nick1962 2013-01-21 13:36:36 -0600 Report

I think Cowboy is on the right track there with the dawn phenomenon. Trouble is, I think because of your age this might be something you have to deal with for a while yet because your hormones are going to change. Not like us older folks who are pretty much done growing and developing. Obviously, get your doctor’s advice, but maybe try a before bed snack that is a little higher in protein, like a leftover chicken leg or some type of meat, peanut butter on celery, a slice of cheese.

At about 5:00 a.m., you’ve gone longer without eating than your body thinks you should and that’s partly what triggers that dump. Getting into a daily eating routine helps too. I know it’s boring, but sometime we gotta do what we gotta do.

Angie18 2013-01-26 10:18:21 -0600 Report

Thank you. My numbers have been improving since I've been eating celery with peanut butter befor bed. Thanks so much :)

Gwen214 2013-01-21 08:58:41 -0600 Report

I've had this issue for most of my diabetic life. My doc saw the pattern, so keep documenting and may have to have a food and an emotional or activity diary. I can tell you with me that my sugars get high in the mornings when I eat before I got to bed especially if it has a high carb content or if I eat a big meal and not exercise it can be anything. My doc did tell me what could be happening medically, but everybody's body is different, ill just leave the to the professionals. You may want to contact the doctors office and fax them your numbers, so they can determine what you need, if the continues.