145 at bedtime. 171 in the morning. Why?

Clayburd
By Clayburd Latest Reply 2014-04-20 23:15:46 -0500
Started 2014-04-20 10:07:27 -0500

I'm brand new to this. Haven't officially been diagnosed. Waiting on results. I ran out and got an AccuCheck and have been checking off and on. Mostly stay between 130 and 150 before and after meals. This morning it was 171. All I had was a few sips of water during the night.


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haoleboy
haoleboy 2014-04-20 10:42:24 -0500 Report

Dawn Phenomenon (aka liver dump) explained here http://goo.gl/yTz02U
-or-
The Somogyi effect explained here http://goo.gl/gZiid5

namaste
-Steve

Clayburd
Clayburd 2014-04-20 10:56:04 -0500 Report

Thanks. I'm glad I found this site. I'll try not to be a pest. Just nervous… Btw are those numbers ok/acceptable?

Clayburd
Clayburd 2014-04-20 11:01:36 -0500 Report

Also… On the link you posted it said to *avoid* carbs at bedtime…? I guess it's different for everybody…?

haoleboy
haoleboy 2014-04-20 11:24:38 -0500 Report

Diabetes is a very personal disease … your doctor would be able to determine if your numbers are ok. As a frame of reference though normal numbers for non-diabetics are 70-100 fasting and 120-140 2 hours after meals.
You would need to check your BGL at 2 or 3 in the morning to determine if you are going hypo over night … if that is the case, or if you BGL is low at bedtime (say under 100), you might try eating a little snack of carbs and protein before bed.
self-testing is really the key to figuring out what and when to eat.

Clayburd
Clayburd 2014-04-20 11:39:26 -0500 Report

Thank you Steve. Checked it 20 minutes later - haven't eaten yet - and it's down to 140. This is all very weird.

haoleboy
haoleboy 2014-04-20 12:16:28 -0500 Report

It gets 'easier'. the better understanding you have about how your body handles glucose the 'easier' it becomes. regular testing and keeping notes on what (and when) you have eaten will prove invaluable in figuring that out.

namaste
-Steve

Glucerna
Glucerna 2014-04-20 23:15:46 -0500 Report

Clayburd you're right that there is a lot to learn about diabetes. Ask your doctor for a referral to a diabetes education program, and that will give you the opportunity to ask questions and keep learning. You're making a great start already. ~Lynn @Glucerna