Your A1C: While You Were Sleeping…

By haoleboy Latest Reply 2014-06-20 10:35:06 -0500
Started 2014-06-19 17:51:09 -0500

found this interesting …
you ever get up in the middle of the night to see what's going on with your BGL?


5 replies

GabbyPA 2014-06-20 10:35:06 -0500 Report

Yes, I have and it can be very enlightening. I have tested between 2-3 am and it is when my numbers start to rise.

Trudie Ann
Trudie Ann 2014-06-20 09:43:18 -0500 Report

Thanks for the article Steve; I don't use insulin, only Metformin, but I have from time to time wondered what was going on. Sometimes my BS would be higher in the morning when I wake up than when I went to bed. Also on those nights I didn't sleep as well, restless sleep and night sweats. As I have mentioned before my dog woke me up a couple of times saving my life when my BS was too low. So even though I only take Met. this actually might be an answer to some of these unusual happenings. I am going to try getting up and testing for about a week to see if this is the culprit. Again thanks for this information and the post.

neverlowbg 2014-06-19 22:38:41 -0500 Report

That's why my endo makes me wear my cgm twice a year for a week so she can peak at those times without making me wake up to check bg that is only time I wear the cgm as I find it uncomfortable and still have to stick finger so why bother

Glucerna 2014-06-20 09:12:18 -0500 Report

Thanks for sharing the article Steve. You're right that wearing the CGM can give really useful information, and it beats having to set the alarm for the middle of the night. ~Lynn @Glucerna

jigsaw 2014-06-19 20:05:17 -0500 Report

Very important to be aware of what is happening with ones blood glucose when sleeping, and any of those off the routine times! This is especially important for anyone that is having difficulty reaching their A1c goals. Good article!

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