Morning Blood sugar level confuses me

By LadyLouAnn Latest Reply 2014-03-24 08:37:53 -0500
Started 2014-03-23 11:36:24 -0500

Yesterday I decided I was going to check how things would go if I didn't cheat. I ate a good supper and went shopping. I never snacked all evening. At 1:13 am i was watching a movie and tested my blood, it was 128 mg or ( 7.1 mmol in Canada and Europe).
I slept in and then got up at 10:10 am and tested my blood it was 202 mg! or ( 11.2 in Canada and Europe).
I don't understand, how can this happen, I never cheated, it was good but went to hell in the morning.
What is going on?

7 replies

jayabee52 2014-03-23 17:54:59 -0500 Report

Howdy Lou Ann

I had something like that happen earlier in my life with T2D, and asked my Dr about it. He told me to test my BG levels just before bed and if below 130 mg/dl, 7.2 mmol/l (see ~ ) that I was to eat a protein paired with a complex carb, like a couple of apple slices slathered with peanut butter.

I did what he suggested and my dawn phenomon was no more.

God's best to you and yours


Glucerna 2014-03-23 15:29:40 -0500 Report

You've learned something important: your blood sugar level tends to rise sometime between 1am and 10am and Steve gave you an excellent link. Now you can try out the suggestion to eat something small before bed, and test your blood sugar again in the middle of the night and when you wake up to see what works the best for you. Often PWD automatically believe that if BG is high, it's their fault, and often that's not the case. ~Lynn @Glucerna

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