Mornings vs evenings

By clwmwb Latest Reply 2015-02-11 12:08:24 -0600
Started 2015-02-04 18:33:50 -0600

When I check my blood in the morning my sugary it's anywhere from 195-160. I don teat past 8pm. When I check my blood an hour after I eat dinner it's usually about 130-140. Why is it higher in the morning??

6 replies

clwmwb 2015-02-05 13:43:54 -0600 Report

Do you think that a little peanut butter with some plain oatmeal would help with that maybe?

jayabee52 2015-02-05 15:37:24 -0600 Report

It would be better to skip the oatmeal as generally speaking oatmeal will spike a person especially if it is the instant kind. (at least it does me for all types of oatmeal)
You'd be better served by eating the Peanut butter with a spoon.

RebDee 2015-02-11 12:08:24 -0600 Report

Yum, that is the best way to eat peanut butter, right off the spoon. I was told that I can have 2 Tbsps per day. But I eat one, and my dogs eat the other as that is their favorite treat.

jayabee52 2015-02-05 01:23:48 -0600 Report

Howdy CLW
I suspect that what you may be experiencing is the Dawn Phenomon, or to put it more crudely a liver dump.

Many people have them, only they become a problem for us PWDs (people with diabetes) because we don't have an insulin response, or the insulin response is inadequate due to insulin resistance, we know about it because we check our BG (blood glucose) those who are gluconormal, have no idea this is going on with them.

A few years into my T 2 diabetes I noticed high fasting BG readings and I asked my Dr about it. He said that I should test my BG level right before going to bed. His advice was to eat a snack of peanut butter on graham crackers if my BG was lower than 130 mg/dl. I followed his advice and the high AM readings vanished. Some folks use apple slices slathered with peanut butter.
The the carbs in the crackers or apple get the stomach digesting, and the protein keeps digesting until somtime during the wee hrs of the AM and you will be awake soon and get your breakfast after doing your fasting BG test.

God's best to you and yours

clwmwb 2015-02-04 20:47:31 -0600 Report

I am on Metformin also. I am not on insulin. I even ate fruit tonight and it still didn't spike my sugar. I just thought it was odd. I check before I eat in the morning also.

sweetslover 2015-02-04 20:14:37 -0600 Report

My BG is always lowest in the morning before I have breakfast. I am wondering if the difference has to do with the medication you are on. I take metformin. From other posts I have read, it seems like the people on insulin have more episodes of higher BG in the morning. Don't know if I am right. Anybody else?

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