High sugar in the AM

By Jackson704 Latest Reply 2014-02-10 09:29:10 -0600
Started 2014-02-07 07:40:57 -0600

No matter what I do in the morning, my sugar is always high. I take Levemir in the evening and my sugar can be 103 right before I go to bed and when I get up in the morning, it is 170-220. Even with a snack before or without a snack—-so tired of trying

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Nick1962 2014-02-10 09:29:10 -0600 Report

Liver dump has already been mentioned, but you also say you need to eat better. For me that was one of the main things that finally stopped the high morning numbers. A consistent, routine diet lets your body know you are feeding it and your liver and pancreas develop a certain “trust”. If your meals are hit and miss, Mr. Pancreas is just going to guess and dump when it thinks it’s time.

chanchal 2014-02-08 08:46:27 -0600 Report

I had the same kinda problems for a very long time and I recently talked to my endo and he suggested 2mg of Glimepride in the morning with meal and 2mg of Glimepride in the evening with dinner. Please ask your endo and find out what is right for you. My morning sugar levels are below 110 lately and as a matter of fact even after a meal my levels are in control. Every person and every body is different. You will have to try various options to come to a comfortable dose of meds and food intake. Hope this helps.

Jackson704 2014-02-08 17:14:38 -0600 Report

Thanks——I also need to eat alot better—-when I am stressed or not feel good, it affects my sugar alot

jayabee52 2014-02-07 10:11:29 -0600 Report

Howdy Jackson.
Sounds to me that you are having a night time liver dump. When you go to bed with a Blood Glucose (BG) level of 103 mg/dl your body runs short of fuel (glucose) and calls upon the glycogen stored in the liver to tide us over for the rest of our sleep period.

It is something which every person has with or without diabetes, but for us it is problematic since our pancreas is not working properly. Those without diabetes the pancreas just produces insulin to quell any over dumping of glycogen. We don't have that so it is a problem for us,so we are high in the morning.

I had that difficulty early in my life with diabetes. I asked my .Dr and he told me much of what I just wrote. He suggested that I eat a complex carbohydrate (like graham crackers or apple slices) paired with a protein (like peanut butter) The complex carb digests slowly and paired with the protein your tummy will be busy most of the night.

So when you have a snack before bed what kind of snack were you having?

If you have done all that already may I suggest that you (in consultation with your Diabetes Dr) change your levemir from evening to morning. See what that would do

Praying God's best for you and yours
James Baker

Jackson704 2014-02-07 11:14:57 -0600 Report

I usually eat like a few crackers and cheese or peanut butter——-I take the Levemir in the am and pm—-my dm doctor told me to lower the dose at night to see if it helps but it doesn't—-I also take Victoza and humalog

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-02-07 10:08:05 -0600 Report

What you are experiencing is called the Dawn Phenomenom or a Liver Dump. The liver dumps carbs into the system at during the night when you are sleeping.

Try changing your snack to a protien just before bed. I usually eat a boiled egg or a piece of meat leftover from dinner. This prevents me from having morning highs. A protien bar might work even though I don't eat them.