morning blood sugar

By JadeyJ Latest Reply 2013-07-25 07:56:19 -0500
Started 2013-07-22 15:13:21 -0500

Last week i got a testing kit to measure my bloods as i didnt have a clue whether i was eating right or not. My bloods were a shocking 14-17,(250-300) but i have since decreased this number to adjusting my diet and cutting the carbs.

Yesterday my bloods were 10 (180) and as low as 8 ( 145) before bed, but this morning i am back up to 11.1(198) and after my normal breakfast 13.1(250) *sighs* this is so disheartening. why do my suagrs rise so much in the night, is it dehydration? .. i dont snack and i stick to 3 small meals a day and i dont feel hungry

24 replies

JadeyJ 2013-07-24 21:26:50 -0500 Report

I tried the 6 smalle rmeals yesterday but the results were more less the same and besides i find it harder to keep track of what im eating. So have gone back to the 3 meals today, but im struggling today feeling hungry .. this mornings BG was 185 and again at lunchtime 180, so seem to have stabalized abit but will wait and see my evening reading… im still high but thats low for me.

peggy1255 2013-07-24 17:44:38 -0500 Report

I think my husband and I may be experiencing liver dump at times also will have to try the protein see if that helps:)

eberrios343 2013-07-23 14:46:21 -0500 Report

You may need to take medication or even insulin shots to control you're blood sugar even though you are eaten right. Some people need medication and some people don't to control the blood sugar.

Mamawiggles 2013-07-22 23:33:08 -0500 Report

With regards to your high levels, it can take several months of close monitoring by a good endocrinologist to get you leveled out to what is normal for you. There really is no right or wrong answer. Keep in mind that there are other factors that affect sugar levels. Diet is one component but exercise and stress also play a part. The more active you become the better your levels should be. We are finally getting results with dads sugar and we've been battling high levels (200+ to 300+) since December 2012.

bbchen68 2013-07-22 21:11:52 -0500 Report

Alwaysknitting, I have a dr appt tomorrow and will ask about that. Sounds really interesting. Thanks!

alwaysknitting 2013-07-22 16:38:21 -0500 Report

Hi JadeyJ,
I'm not a Dr but I can tell you what works for me. I don't really eat meals. I've learned to eat every 2 hours or even sooner. I'm T2. My breakfast is always the same. An Atkins breakfast bar with peanut butter & coffee. During the day I "graze" on veggies, almonds, dried apricots, lean meat, cheese, apple slices with peanut butter, etc.

I avoid anything made with wheat, potatoes & rice. I feel so much better without breads!

When I ate 3 meals a day plus snacks, my BS stayed high. I learned what is best for my body. We are all different. Experiment to see what works for you. But check with your Dr first. You may have another medical condition that requires a certain # calories or nutrients.

I drink lots of water. No artificial sweeteners of any kind. I won't eat canned peaches sweetened with an artificial sweetener. Occasionally I add a tiny bit of sugar to my tea. My endocrinologist told me tiny amounts of sugar are much better than the artificial sweeteners. But you need to listen to what your Dr tells you.

When I ate reg meals my BS stayed around 399
Now that I eat the same foods through out the day, my BS stays near 95. I don't understand it. I just know it works for me.

I'm praying you & your Dr will find what works for you. ( i usually have a bedtime snack too. A little bit of peanut butter, cheese or 1/2 breakfast protein bar) good luck to you. I know it's not easy. But you can do it. Cookie cutter solutions don't work for all of us. Team up with your Dr & things will get much better!! Sending hugs. Keep in touch. Cathy

JadeyJ 2013-07-22 18:04:03 -0500 Report

I have another question, how long does it take for your glucose levels to drop to the *normal* level. am i being too impatient? Im guessing it will take months to get them down?

JadeyJ 2013-07-22 17:53:14 -0500 Report

thanks thats a very interesting answer and one i will look at trying
bedtime snack? do u eat it right before you hop into bed? lastnight i ate 2 brazil nuts before bed but still high in morning, it sjust frustrating as i havent a clue about complez, and low things all i know is ive lost a lot of weight doing what im doing but the glucose is still high, but thanks so much for your reply

DeanaG 2013-07-22 16:29:05 -0500 Report

It maybe that you are experiencing liver dump.
I have found eating some nuts and cheese at bedtime or something else high in protein really helps my morning blood sugars.

JadeyJ 2013-07-22 17:54:06 -0500 Report

thanks for this, any sort of info i will find helpful. I want to beat this, but sometime si feel its steps forward and 3 back

AG1980 2013-07-24 21:36:38 -0500 Report

I'm with you Jadey, i wanna beat this too. I have two little girls and they need a healthy dad. They are my motivation and i hope u have a motivator too. Good luck to u, take care

JadeyJ 2013-07-25 04:43:01 -0500 Report

Thanks AG, sadly i am on my own battling this, noone in my family has ever had diabetes and so im pretty much on my own trying to get through this, only thing i can do is stay positive and stay on top of things. I would gladly support you if u can support me.

AG1980 2013-07-25 07:56:19 -0500 Report

Yea Jadey for sure, anytime you need to talk I'm here. This is why i joined this site. They're some great people on here that have already gave me some good advice and have shown support. Keep your head up, we'll get through this.

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