Fasting Glucose

By JoJoCooks Latest Reply 2011-09-17 11:22:09 -0500
Started 2008-06-26 07:09:34 -0500

Hi Everyone,

Hope you all are enjoying your day. I have a question. I am testing my morning glucose and the ADA recommend a fasting glucose of under 130. Mine seem to averaging around 150. I am taking Metformin 1000mg two times a day. Is there ANY way that I can lower my fasting glucose level. I am surprised that they are this high considering that I usually take my level first thing in the morning. Does anyone have any suggestions. Thanks everyone…I appreicate all help that I have received so far from all of you.

8 replies

rayvera 2011-09-17 11:22:09 -0500 Report

Do something that you enjoy to relax your body and mind to rid the stress you may be having. That will help.

LeighG 2008-06-29 02:26:29 -0500 Report

i do eat a snack after dinner that seems to help my sugars be good in the am.i work late so i snack at work around 8 830.and its like a special k snack bar or 100 cal cookies pack something good as a last snack of the day thing.i try my best not to eat after 9.or my sugars will be alittle higher in the am.if i need a little something late i eat string cheese or a few peanuts or even sugar free jello.


Dancehawk 2008-06-26 09:33:13 -0500 Report

Hi hun if you find you need a snack at night or wake up about 3 am so hungry, eat a extendbar they last 9 hours and help you mantain your numbers.
there great for bed time and exercising, or if your going shopping.
I now keep them in my cupboard.


JoJoCooks 2008-06-27 01:17:49 -0500 Report

Hi Dance,

Yes, I do have a bit of a habit to sleepwalk and eat a little..LOL I am trying to control it but still do it a bit. Thanks for the suggestions…I will try them all. Also, has anyone tried the glucerna bars or shakes???

tmana 2008-06-26 08:00:18 -0500 Report

Some people have trouble with "dawn phenomenon", in which a wee-hours low causes the liver to convert glycogen back to glucose (a bit of a fight-or-flight reaction); sleep apnea could cause similar reactions.

I don't think this is the case here because one of the actions of metformin is to inhibit glycogen conversion.

Pay attention to what you eat for dinner: total calorie count, carb count, type of carbs (e.g., some folk react poorly to pasta at night; others react badly to refined grains), and relative amount of fat to carbs (the so-called "pizza effect" in which the fat will delay the processing of the entire meal).

For more specific info, check out Toma's book at his site,

JoJoCooks 2008-06-26 08:09:53 -0500 Report

Thanks for your response. I actually just talked to my diabetes educator and she told me to cut out any snacking after dinner. So I will try that out and see if that helps a bit. Thanks for the link to the site, I will check it out. Glad that we are friends.


seawolf1944 2008-06-26 10:02:16 -0500 Report

If.You are going to snack after dinner, stock up on apples bags of carrots and celery. you can use a kitchen shredder to shred carrots and celery into a salad . Peel and d finely dice apple. combine apple,carrot and celery together in a bowl for a nuetricious and vitiam packed salad.

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