AM blood sugar

By ann888 Latest Reply 2014-09-16 14:42:09 -0500
Started 2009-05-15 15:46:46 -0500

Has anyone experienced high BS in Am?…I thought I was managing well then this started..have been reading about dawn phenomenon and somogyi…does anyone else experience this

15 replies

Sly Kitty
Sly Kitty 2014-09-16 12:12:03 -0500 Report

Have a snack before bed time as that will help. My doctor told me to raise my evening insulin and lower my morning insulin. It is normal for your BS to be higher in the a.m. because you haven't eaten anything all night while you were (hopefully) sleeping.

ralprugger 2009-07-25 23:25:46 -0500 Report

Some may call it a phenomenon, however it actually is Your Body reacting to the Over night Fasting, by increasing Your Blood Sugar.

Try eating something just before bed time and I think You will see it be lower in the AM.

ralprugger 2009-05-17 06:20:50 -0500 Report

For 3 days in a row, my am was; 186, 200, today 130. I slept very good which is due to The Lord Blessing me with a new memory foam mattress.
Activity, heavy meals, all react on our BS. Fasting causes a surge, so adjusting to moderation, and snack's seem importent.
I'm 6'3", and have always been a hard worker. Heavy meals have been the norm for many years. I still do sweaty work chopping with a machette and cutting my grass. I have to be sure to eat small meals, and get a snack before going into the yard and after I return inside. The real tough times are when the ground is wet and My wheel chair can't get the traction to move about good. My back is the reason for the chair however I'm strong and sometimes My legs will ache from from assisting the chair in soft places. Exercise is very Importent, in many ways. So don't let Yourself get depressed and sedate.

This mornings BS surprised me at first
because I had Pancakes for dinner.
It seems to strengthen the fact of My liver producing extra during the night.
I wonder if more carbs for dinner will be my solution.

cakeybakes 2009-05-18 11:22:44 -0500 Report

That doesn't work so well for me—I still have outrageously high levels in the morning. They aren't as bad when I have a sensible dinner. But then I wonder how low they are going again while I'm sleeping?!?!

lipsie 2009-05-17 05:25:52 -0500 Report

I don't, but I am sure it's cuz I eat my dinners way late and at night its the worst for me, I eat more than I should be…during the day I hardly eat, if I even eat…and I am sure that is why I eat so much at night BUT I just feel ulgh eating during the day usually…I know imma mess! *sigh* Love yassssssss Sheila

ralprugger 2009-05-17 06:39:55 -0500 Report

Hi Lipse,
If I may, here is some ideas You might try.
First off, it looks to me like your not a happy camper. Just be You. Don't worry about how others look at You. Be You!
Accept The Person You are. When You do this, You will be Much Happier.

ann888 2009-05-17 21:43:11 -0500 Report

I agree with Ralph..remember God loves you just the way you are and I am sure alot of others do as well..its taken me a lot of years to figure that I am at 66 trying to excercise and I hate it but it seems to be helping a little..but the am BS is so puzzling to me..ann

Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2009-05-15 21:42:52 -0500 Report

I have been ill this past month and my BS have been really off. I had a root canel and have been on antibiotics. I got a severe infection in my mouth and between the infection and antibiotics, let me tell you I was a miserable person. I am still on the antibiotics for 4 more days. I am waiting til I can get off them…Debe

2009-05-15 21:29:16 -0500 Report

I have this problem too. All day I have problems with it going too low but in the morning it's always higher than I'd like. If I remember to eat something before bed it's not as bad. 1 slice of whole wheat bread with peanut butter seems to do the trick (but not always!!)

It's just a fact of life for some.

ralprugger 2009-05-17 06:43:37 -0500 Report

I Love Peanut Butter also. But not on Toast as much as You. My Favorite is mashing a banana in Peanut Butter. Hmm Good.
Yep, only before doing some stenious activity.
Childhood Treats are still Good. LOLOL.

Mom and boys
Mom and boys 2009-05-15 20:02:03 -0500 Report

Big issue with me. I have got to eat something at night before I go to bed. I have messed myshelf up so bad recently (I was sick)that am was 179. I am having a hard time getting back on track!

cakeybakes 2009-05-15 16:17:31 -0500 Report

ALWAYS! I found that if I only get about 5 hours of sleep and eat right before I go to bed I am fine with my BS. If I eat at normal dinner time (2-3 hours before bed) and have a LIGHT snack before bed and sleep 8-9 hours then I have a BIG high. After discussing it with my doc she said that it's dropping too low when I sleep, the liver panics and kicks out the sugar. Okay, so now what?

Sly Kitty
Sly Kitty 2014-09-16 12:18:23 -0500 Report

I had that problem when I was just eating protein and no carbs. You need to have the right amount of carbs before bed. What seems to work for me is a small apple with a little peanut butter before bed. If you have a health care professional who actually understands diabetes they should be able to help you with this low BS.

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