What numbers do you consider acceptable before going to sleep ?

By jaydoubleyou23 Latest Reply 2014-01-02 11:49:26 -0600
Started 2013-12-21 00:06:59 -0600

I usually make sure my numbers are 135-160 before going to bed. If I'm ever under that I wake up in the 60's! What about you guys ? :)

22 replies

Michael Morgan
Michael Morgan 2013-12-31 16:37:23 -0600 Report

I am on a pump because I also am treating AML Leukemia that has been in remission for a little over 3 years. My sugar at bed time is about the same as you but I wake up about 90. Do have a problem with crashing during the day. If so cut back on your insulin before sleep and tell your doctor about the crashing. To me it sounds like to much insulin but then I am no doctor.

al agnew
al agnew 2013-12-25 11:39:07 -0600 Report

I have that same problem so now I drank a half cup of Orange juice before bed.I wake up with a average of 140s.

rdhorn 2014-01-02 11:49:26 -0600 Report

What are your numbers before bed? My numbers always spike over night and are low 200 when I awake.

RedShine 2013-12-24 21:37:58 -0600 Report

Something in the high 80's or low 90's. When I sleep, my body releases hormones that increase my blood sugar. By going to sleep with the numbers I mentioned, I wake up with a good blood sugar reading. If I go to sleep with a higher reading, I wake up with a reading in the 200's.

_Sean 2013-12-24 00:11:05 -0600 Report

Do you use a pump? You can set basal rates super low on those things. You could make a night time basal rate of .1 units an hour for example. Also cgm works well if you are not sensitive to low blood sugar anymore. I've had type one for only 6 months and I barely notice lows compared to when I was first diagnosed. Cgm helps a lot. Try a snack called extend bars before bed as well.

jaydoubleyou23 2013-12-24 00:12:54 -0600 Report

Yep! I have my pump. I'm actually at .05 u/hr. I don't use a lot of insulin at all I'm extremely sensitive.

_Sean 2013-12-24 00:21:05 -0600 Report

That's crazy! Glad to hear you use a pump being that sensitive. Maybe less carb to insulin at dinner? The extend bars are designed for people with diabetes to prevent low sugar. And if you don't have a continuos glucose monitor i would definitely recommend trying it. Also, if you exercise… Time of day that occurs could be making your sugar drop really low in the middle of the night.

MoeGig 2013-12-23 15:49:20 -0600 Report

I do the same and aim for 130-180. If I'm below that, I have a snack. If I'm unsure, I set the alarm and test at 2am. I've had a number of low blood sugars and when my wife can't wake me to drink something, I end up waking up with a roomful of emt's. Obviously, not good, so I try hard to avoid it. Sounds like you're doing pretty good. As long as your A1c is no higher than the 6's.

_Sean 2013-12-23 14:25:28 -0600 Report

Sounds like your basal rate is too high for that to be happening. I find my bed time sugar doesn't really matter, it usually levels out around 80-120 if it's the right amount of insulin. Usually only goes lower than that if I have taken too much bolus or basal

steph86 2013-12-21 18:31:27 -0600 Report

I try to shoot a little higher then most id say 200 because i have hypoglycmia unawareness and had one siezure 2 mos ago bc i had a low and did not know so im still very scared of lows i also take 17 units at night if lantus but finding that im very insulin sensitive

Silicone eyes
Silicone eyes 2013-12-21 11:05:01 -0600 Report

since getting my pump, Ive been shooting for 100-110. The hard part for me is we eat late at my house, and dinner is the hardest for me to keep as strict of control as I do the rest of the day. When I was on MDI, I shot for 150 at bedtime