I need help with diet I think

By Bin62 Latest Reply 2014-03-02 14:05:57 -0600
Started 2014-02-10 22:14:42 -0600

Can someone help me why. My sugars are high in the morning. I go to bed. With nine and wake up with 13
Any special food I should eat before bedtimes

7 replies

JaredLahti 2014-03-02 14:05:57 -0600 Report

I would agree with one of the comments below. Seeing a nutritionist is one of the best things I ever did. They will help you tailor a plan that is specific to your needs and situation. We can all give your points of view, but what works for me may not work for you.

jayabee52 2014-02-11 18:07:31 -0600 Report

Howdy Bin
To understand what is going on with you it would be good to know the numbers.

Most of us answering you use the mg/dl metric to meaure our Blood Glucose (BG) numbers, whereas you are using the mmol/l metric. there is a tool to easily convert one set of numbers into another here ~ http://www.onlineconversion.com/blood_sugar.htm

a 9 mmol/l at bed translates to our 162 mg/dl.

So it doesn't seem to be a simple case of "liver dump"

When I was having liver dumps at night, my Dr instructed me to check my BG levels before bed and if my BG was under 130 mg/dl (- for you it would be around 7 mmol/l) I was to eat a complex carbohydrate paired with a protein. I did that and my BG levels were quite acceptable with my AM fasting.

So if it is not a liver dump, what else could it be? What is bringing your fasting numbers up to 13 mmol/l (234 mg/dl)?

Are you taking your BG levels immediately upon getting up, or are you eating or drinking anything before your first reading?

If you take your readings immediately, then all I can think is do you have a condition where you get up and walk and eat in your sleep? Think I am daft? (Join the club! LoL!) Consider this ~ http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Health/story?id=190...

Other than that I cannot think of any way you could consume the carbohydrates to raise your BG levels from 9 to 13 mmol/l

God's best to you

James Baker

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-02-11 08:32:33 -0600 Report

You are having what is called a Liver Dump. Just before you get into bed eat some protien. This could be a boiled egg, meat left over from dinner or a protien bar. Try this for about a week and see what your results are. I do this every night and never wake up with a high.

Bin62 2014-02-11 20:37:58 -0600 Report

Thank you Joyce I will try to eat some protein before bed and see if that works.
I am also going to wake up in the middle of the night to check my sugar levels, maybe I drop and don't realize and then my liver kicks in??

smart11 2014-02-11 00:32:20 -0600 Report

DEAR bin62! R U watching ur carbs! I WOULD suggest looking into a diabetic class and or nutritionist! I eVEN took the classtwice n Im learning so much more

Glucerna 2014-02-11 21:24:00 -0600 Report

It's great that you realized you needed to learn more, and took the diabetes class two times. That really shows your committment to your health. ~Lynn @Glucerna