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Tucknroll1979
By Tucknroll1979 Latest Reply 2014-09-01 12:13:39 -0500
Started 2014-08-26 20:39:53 -0500

I need some advice. Something is up with my blood sugar from the time I go to sleep around 9pm and the time I wake up 3 am. My blood sugar is normal when I go to sleep but sometimes is as high as 350 when I wake up. My doc has suggested that I up my nighttime insulin which I have done. I usually stop eating
And drinking after 7pm. Any thoughts?

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deewoelling
deewoelling 2014-08-27 17:03:23 -0500 Report

I TAKE 15 UNITS OF INSULIN AT BED TIME THE ONLY TIME I DON'T IS WHEN IT IS LOW ROUND 85 AND THAT HELPS ME SLEEP ND WHEN I WAKE UP IT IS STILL LOW USUALLY ROUND 100

Gabby
GabbyPA 2014-08-27 07:55:13 -0500 Report

3:00 is the hour. Most of our bodies release some glycogen into our bodies from our liver to ensure we wake up in the morning. It's called dawn phenomenon and there are tons of discussions on it.

I have it also, most of us do to some degree. I have gone to bed with a 113 and woken up the next day with a 250. It is one of the things I have the hardest time controlling.

What works for some people is to eat a slow acting snack so that your body has something to "chew" on and it doesn't send an SOS to your liver. Nuts, cheese, protein usually are the best things.

Upping night time insulin might be counter productive, because if you go low at night, that can be why your liver dumps so much into your blood stream. You might want to talk to him a little more about that.

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