Glucose up

By SeaBeagle Latest Reply 2014-04-22 15:09:49 -0500
Started 2014-04-21 07:07:37 -0500

Hi.. Just wondering .. after lunch yesterday.. my glucose was 145.. Last ate was 600pm dinner and didn't even have a snack and woke up this morning with dry mouth and glucose 171?? ugh.. Any suggestions why this would happen?? Does that mean that metformin is not working?? I know I only started the metformin on Friday night.. Does it have to stabilize?? thanks mary

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SeaBeagle 2014-04-21 21:38:13 -0500 Report

Hi there. Just to let u know my shortness of breath was due to multiple pulmonary embolisms. So now I am in the hospital but on the way to feeling better !!! Thanks for all ur support

Glucerna 2014-04-22 15:09:49 -0500 Report

I'm glad you saw your doctor and that you're getting the treatment you need. Feel better soon! ~Lynn @Glucerna

Glucerna 2014-04-21 18:33:01 -0500 Report

Metformin can take 2-5 weeks to begin working, so you're probably not seeing the effects yet. While metformin can help control blood sugar levels, your daily food choices and physical activity also play a large role in diabetes management. I know you're making changes in both of these areas Mary, so you're making good progress. ~:Lynn @Glucerna

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-04-21 08:49:33 -0500 Report

Lou is correct. The thing to do is to eat a protein before bed. This will help prevent this from happening.

Type1Lou 2014-04-21 07:52:43 -0500 Report

There is something called the "Dawn Phenomenon". It is also referred to as a "liver dump". Your liver may be dumping glucagon into your system and this will raise blood sugars without your having eaten anything. It frequently happens to me. Because I'm on a pump, I can adjust my basal insulin levels and try to deal with it that way. As a Type 2, you don't have that option. If your blood sugar dips low during the night, this may also trigger the glucagon release. Do a search here on "Dawn Phenomenon" because I know many others have commented on what works for them. Another DC member, Steve aka haoleboy provided these links in another post:
Dawn Phenomenon (aka liver dump) explained here
The Somogyi effect explained here

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