High Morning Blood Glucose

By Bluegill88 Latest Reply 2013-04-17 00:38:34 -0500
Started 2013-04-16 16:02:06 -0500

I am taking Metformin,1000 twice a day with a meal. When I take my last pill with a meal at bed time, I wake up with a High Morning blood glucose reading.
Is there any other medication that one could take that will not have a high blood reading in the morning?
I am to see my Dr. on the 9 May 2013.

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jayabee52 2013-04-16 18:47:27 -0500 Report

Howdy Bluegill!

There is no pill or medication of which I know which would ensure your normal fasting BG (blood glucose) reading when you get up. However, there is something which can possibly be done at bedtime to affect your normal BG reading upon arising.

That involves taking you taking your BG level before you go to bed and if it is below 120, have a light snack of a complex carb and a protein. Example: some apple slices slathered with peanut butter. The theory behind that is the carb raises the BG slightly and the protein digests slowly and will provide a relatively constant flow of glucose from the digestive tract, and so the BG stays above the liver dump threshold (whatever it may be for a particular person).

What may be happening is that if you go to bed with a BG which is still in the normal range, and you don't eat for several hours, your body burns through your BG for body and brain functioning. At a certain point with nothing in the tummy a signal is given that you are starting to go low and your body needs to be fed with glucose, so the liver dumps its store of glycogen (stored form of glucose) and restores your BG level. It is sort of an emergency thing, which most people have (both PWDs {persons with diabetes} and those who have no diabetes). PWDs seem to notice it more as we monitor or BG levels. Unfortunately the liver when it dumps dumps indiscrimately and we get a big flood of glucose all at once.

I pray this has been helpful for you


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