Morning numbers???

By misslulu Latest Reply 2015-02-01 02:05:08 -0600
Started 2015-01-28 05:21:01 -0600

I am up early every morning and I always get my first draw? is that what you call it? right away.I do not eat for another hour or so.Anyway my numbers are all over the place like 116-166,is these normal? Does eating something late in the evening effect that morning number?

8 replies

Jeanette Terry
Jeanette TerryPA 2015-01-29 21:02:49 -0600 Report

Whatever I eat in the evening always effects my numbers the next morning. I have to be careful what I eat after dinner.

plumerialover 2015-02-01 00:55:23 -0600 Report

I all of a sudden have this same problem, but Ihave to watch what I eat for dinner or the next morning it will be over 120, where until two weeks ago my numbers were always 100 or lower. I really have to watch my carbs as I don't use insulin or meds. just diet & suppliments.

Type1Lou 2015-01-28 10:02:07 -0600 Report

Higher fasting BG's ("first draw") may be caused by "Dawn Phenomenon" or by eating before going to bed. It depends upon what you are eating late in the evening. Keep a log of what and how much you eat to see how it affects your BG. One way to see if "Dawn Phenomenon" is the cause is to test your BG before going to bed and again at 3 am. If it's in the normal range at bedtime but begins to elevate around 3 am, then is even higher upon waking, it's likely "Dawn Phenomenon". If you enter "Dawn Phenomenon" in the Search Diabetic Connect box in the upper right corner of this page, it will list the many discussions here with more info about it.

Cherokeemaiden 2015-01-28 09:01:44 -0600 Report

Like Ruffian, I have heard & read that you should eat a small amount of low carbs before going to bed. Last night I ate a handful of pecans and this morning my bs was 134, which it has been running between 164-174, so I guess it does help. Still looking to get my morning bs down to a normal range, and I guess it will come in time if I continue to eat low carb. And yes, what you eat in the evening does effect your fasting bs. Try eating a little something before bed & see if it doesn't make a difference for you. Hey, can't hurt. Good luck.

Refined Ruffian
Refined Ruffian 2015-01-28 07:00:24 -0600 Report

I am newly diagnosed and therefore far from expert on this. But I have now read in several reputable places that NOT eating before bed can cause a spike in blood sugar. The kidney notes a lower blood sugar and in order to continue feeding the brain (which relies soley on blood glucose to function) it will release blood glucose it has stored. It seems recommended to eat a small amount of carbs before bed to maintain healthy blood sugar levels. I hope this helps.