Morning Numbers

ruth88
By ruth88 Latest Reply 2013-04-05 05:26:40 -0500
Started 2013-04-02 23:47:07 -0500

I'm high in the am. Any advice to lower these numbers are much appreciated.


12 replies

Chopstix
Chopstix 2013-04-04 22:02:30 -0500 Report

Try having a little snack before bed and check your numbers in the morning. Look also into taking supplements. Since I've been taking magnesium my numbers are between 100 and 118. Who knows, you may not be getting enough trace minerals in you diet. Research, research…

rowl
rowl 2013-04-04 07:20:43 -0500 Report

yea i have the same problem high in the am but after im up for awhile i get them down most of the time

jayabee52
jayabee52 2013-04-04 09:49:01 -0500 Report

often the solution to that problem may be found in taking your Blood Glucose (BG) levels just before you go to bed. If you are around 130 before bed you'll likely be OK but if you are much lower you may have a hypo at night and your body automatically dumps glycogen into your blood stream to keep you safe and functioning for the remainder of the night. If you need something to eat just before bed, eat something with a slow acting carb and a protein, to give you a long slow source of glucose through the night.

Gabby
GabbyPA 2013-04-04 06:55:14 -0500 Report

Our bodies naturally give us a boost of glycogen to help get us up in the mornings. But sometimes we drop during the night too low and our bodies kick in and give us the glycogen to compensate and we end up high. There are many discussions on Dawn Phenomenon that may help you understand the problem. http://www.diabeticconnect.com/search?query=dawn+phenomenon

There are several things you can try.

  1. Testing at about 3:00 am is usually when our bodies start to go up or down.
  2. Eating a small protein snack before bed such as nuts or cheese may help.
  3. Exercise in the evening may help keep levels more stable.
  4. Get a good night sleep. Getting up often or not resting can cause numbers to increase.
  5. Relax and try to eliminate low level stress.

Pick one to try and do it for a week or so and then try another or a combination as you go. Keeping a log book can help.

Gwen214
Gwen214 2013-04-04 20:41:14 -0500 Report

It's different for everyone, I use to be that way. I was a guinea pig or a lab rat for awhile, my doc didn't know what was going on. They ended up changing the type of insulin. I did everything, exercise before bed to get my BG to decrease in the morning, I was even instructed to give myself insulin in middle of night. I'm type one, but also going through insulin resistance. So now I'm on u-500

CJ55
CJ55 2013-04-05 00:50:16 -0500 Report

Gwen214.. Hi.. You mentioned you were using U-500 insulin. I am a T2. I started using U-500 about 5 months ago after years of trying different oral meds and different insulins and nothing was working. The U -500 works great for me. What about yourself? How are you doing with it? I take 10-12u 2 x's a day and 1 shot of 1.8 Victoza a day. My BG is great.. I am never over 160 (after meals) mornings average 100 or so. My A1C last month was 5.3. Finally after 7 years of struggling with meds, wrecking my kidneys, gaining weight with Actos etcetcetc… I am feeling like normal again. You are the first person I have heard of taking U-500.

Gwen214
Gwen214 2013-04-05 05:26:40 -0500 Report

Same here, it works well with me. I'm on a pump. I'd've been using it for about 4 years now. It's the only diabetic medication I'm taking. I take Metformin, but for a different disorder.

Chopstix
Chopstix 2013-04-04 22:06:18 -0500 Report

Did doc ever check thyrod, chromium, magnesium levels? Ever try cinnamon, flaxseed oil, fenugreek, aspirin?

1rahrbunny
1rahrbunny 2013-04-03 05:38:46 -0500 Report

If you were normal before bed and high in the morning you might be dropping too low during the night and not waking up for it which will result with morning highs. You can test this by setting your alarm for three times during the night .. every few hours and checking your bg each time to gain an understanding of what is happening during this time frame. If you do this a few nights in a row it will give you better info to make decisions on how to address the problem.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2013-04-03 01:36:13 -0500 Report

What was your Blood glucose (BG) level just before you went to bed? That would be good to know so a suggestion may be made.

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