Im having a moan

Lyn VP
By Lyn VP Latest Reply 2013-04-09 23:08:38 -0500
Started 2013-04-05 07:29:34 -0500

I'm wondering if I will ever get a handle on my diabetes. my numbers during the day after breakfast are ranging from 97 to 126 so I'm happy with them at the moment. Its the bloody morning one I just cant seem to get down. it can be as low 112 first thing ranging up to 136. I have tried eating a small protein snack before bed, not eating before bed. I have tried crackers, nuts cheese but still cant manage to get the morning numbers to stay lower than I would like. Its frustrating to get a low number one day then the next a high one and I do or eat nothing more or less than I did when I got a low morning reading. I have read all the information I can find about the "dawn effect" so sort of understand what's going on. OK moan over thanks for reading

16 replies

MoeGig 2013-04-09 17:36:05 -0500 Report

Don't drive yourself nuts…you're doing great. I've always aimed for BG's between 80-180, and that results an A1c for me in the 6's. Perfect. Hope all is well.

jayabee52 2013-04-09 23:08:38 -0500 Report

when someone says to me "Don't drive yourself nuts" I tell them "don't wanna waste the gas, its only a short walk! "

valentine lady
valentine lady 2013-04-06 15:28:26 -0500 Report

I think your numbers are good. you don't want to to be so low that you take the chance of dropping real low during the night. It's your A1C you want to keep low. Or should I say try and keep low. Good luck and try not to worry so much. Hugs, Valentine Lady

Set apart
Set apart 2013-04-06 06:31:35 -0500 Report

I agree with everyone these numbers aren't bad at all, a while back I had an infection was waking up between 140-170, not good! There is also the dawn phenomenon to consider, but 136 is not bad at all!

AllyshaKaty94 2013-04-05 20:49:10 -0500 Report

I was just diagnosed with type one Feb. of 2013 and have finally gotten my numbers to a fairly normal range. I would wake up in the 200s so you're lucky with having low numbers. I'm currently sick so everything is high right now and it really sucks.

CaliKo 2013-04-05 12:57:14 -0500 Report

When I was first diagnosed, T2 and diet-and-exercised controlled, too, I got on my meal plan and had numbers similar to yours. That morning number is the hardest to control. After I lost my extra weight, 40 lbs, and stayed on a daily exercise regimen, that morning number finally got down under 100. It takes constant work, though. And sometimes its up for no apparent reason. I do better with a night-time snack, and 15 grams of something whole grain with a little fat seems to be best. Like a small serving of brown rice with a little butter. Keep up the good work and good luck.

tabby9146 2013-04-07 13:17:53 -0500 Report

I am like you, as you know controlling by d&e right now and the last few yrs. and I try to keep numbers under 100 in the morning, and I am getting to be such a perfectionist about it, that I can't stand to see mid 90s! of course sometimes I will have numbers like that when I eat after dinner, if I get a snack so I try to avoid that. You are right, it takes a lot of work!

jayabee52 2013-04-05 07:56:32 -0500 Report

If as high as you are going is 136 fasting upon awakening, I wouldn't sweat it. At least you are not awakening with a Blood Glucose (BG) of over 140.

Lyn VP
Lyn VP 2013-04-05 08:18:16 -0500 Report

"sigh" I know, I guess I'm in the 'feeling frustrated" stage with this. I want to be in control I guess I'm trying to micro manage. I have diabetes it doesn't have me.

Chopstix 2013-04-06 15:14:22 -0500 Report

You sound a lot like me when I first found out. I started web researching every chance I had and came across a lot of good information. Also found a few books you may be interested in reading. Try 'Diabetes without Drugs', 'What you don't know may be killing you,' and Eat Right For Your Blood Type.' I found them to real good reads…

jayabee52 2013-04-05 08:28:31 -0500 Report

absolutely agree, Lyn. You have diabetes it doesn't have you, but it seems like every now and again Diabetes gives one a kick in the tooshie to let us know it is there and we have to pay attention to it.

Roxannescott 2013-04-09 17:57:32 -0500 Report

Dont let yourself get too crazy is right! We all go through stages of wanting perfect BSugars but I. Think your numbers are excellent! Keep up the good work!!!