Fasting numbers are just not making sense

By theladyiscrazy Latest Reply 2015-03-31 17:12:28 -0500
Started 2015-03-31 08:10:54 -0500

Okay, I have noticed that often my blood sugar readings at night (before bed, before Lantus, and without eating anything else) is the same as my fasting numbers. Well, last night my reading was 150 and this morning my number is 187. It went up!!!! (It has done that in the past). The only time I see it going down any is if my numbers at night are really high (like over 200). Any ideas of what is going on?

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GabbyPA 2015-03-31 13:41:32 -0500 Report

I always struggle with rising fasting numbers. I used to go up 60-110 points over night and it drives me nuts.

I have found that eating something before bed (and it took me a long time to figure out what worked for me) can prove helpful. Right now I am taking some fiber with my dinner (inulin added to my meal water) and before I go to bed, I enjoy a frozen banana (half) that is dipped in dark chocolate and rolled in peanuts. I think the carb and fat content keep me from going too low at night and helps my body not dump a whole load of glycogen into my system. I am still experimenting with this and have only been doing both for a month, so the jury is still out.

ConnieMarie 2015-03-31 09:00:02 -0500 Report

I have been told that if I eat slow digesting carbs at dinner - I will have the same issue so I really restrict my carbs at dinner and drink water only. Are you keeping a food log beside your bs #'s? I find it is helpful to see what I am eating vs the #'s the next morning. I then correct my issues and move on. :)

theladyiscrazy 2015-03-31 09:05:45 -0500 Report

Sort of on the log. I know what I ate. I hadn't eaten for over two hours before I took the night reading, and then took my Lantus. Nothing is there that should have caused a rise in the bs. I was actually a little hungry but decided against a snack because the reading was good (at 150 it pretty good for me at the moment) and I didn't want a high reading this morning. Then I get up and it is 187.

This disease SUCKS!

ConnieMarie 2015-03-31 09:38:14 -0500 Report

Hmmm what was your drink at dinner? I am T2 but last summer I did a 90 day challenge with other diabuddies that happen to be T1. I learned so much from them.

theladyiscrazy 2015-03-31 11:58:34 -0500 Report

I had a homemade cafe mocha. However, my readings about 2 to 2 1/2 hours later was 150. So, why would that cause it to go up over night?

JoleneAL 2015-03-31 08:59:08 -0500 Report

I wish I knew what to tell you. Mine do the oddest things at the oddest times, no matter how well I manage it. This cranky ass condition has a mind of its own. To me, your liver dumped for some reason. I have Dawn Phenomenon so I can go to bed at 110 and wake to 300 … I stopped worrying about it finally, did my best to prevent them, and when my body has a mind of its own, I just use the fast insulin.

If you keep a log, look at how many times it happens to the times it doesn't. If you have more good times than bad, chalk it up to a fluke and continue on. If it shows the opposite, I'd ask your doctor what's up.

levannieu 2015-03-31 08:37:33 -0500 Report

That same thin happened to me last week actually…!!? I don't know why either. I was running really low in the morning for a while (50-60s…!!) thankfully every morning I would wake up because of the lows but my doctor lowered my dose of lantus and I haven't been getting lows that often but have had times like you with it getting higher in the morning!!!!

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