I have a serious problem with dawn phenomenon. My sugar level reading can be as high as 210 first thing in the morning when all I've had is water. I think the lowest I've ever been is 170 in the AM fasting. Then in the late afternoon if I haven't eaten since lunch time I can go as low as 89. I was sending readings to my dr and her nurse practitioner called me and said I have to go insulin to get my morning readings down. I told the nurse that I wasn't doing anything until I had talked to the dr. But on my visit just last week, none of this was brought up. My A1c is now 7.5 (as of last Thursday). I'm almost afraid to check my sugar first thing in the morning now and have been avoiding my meter all together. I don't want to go on insulin. I have no insurance and am getting free generic metfomin and glipizide from my local Shoprite pharmacy. I'm now taking 2000 metformin and 20 glipizide split twice a day. I tried eating a protein before bed but don't really like to eat before bed, I"m not in the mood to eat then. I don't know what else to do. Any suggestions? Anyone dealing with this unsuccessfully?
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