BG Question

By SusieS1944 Latest Reply 2018-01-03 06:43:14 -0600
Started 2017-12-17 08:27:05 -0600

I was excited this morning as my fasting bg was 97. Because i was awake an hour before mynusual waking time, I did not eat. However, I had a cup of coffee with 2/3 of a serving of sugar free coffeemate ( I know it is not the healthiest thing to use). It has 2 g carns in a serving. Something made me check my bg again an hour after drinking the coffee. My bg was 143. Any thought on why this happened? I am still playing around with what works for me. Thanks in advance.

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Hangin in
Hangin in 2018-01-03 06:43:14 -0600 Report

Sometimes just the caffeine alone, although it has no carbs could raise blood sugar for some of us. Experiment and try it black 2 time just to see , everybody is different.

Oneshotbandit 2017-12-21 10:24:06 -0600 Report

I've experienced the same thing & my Dr. said it was the "Dawn Syndrome." I wake up take a reading say ~125 (wake up 5:00 am) then 3 hours later w/o eating just a couple of cups of 1/2 caf coffee it'll read 95-100! Two hours after breakfast I'll read 122-135 depending on what I eat.

Jameelee31 2017-12-20 23:15:17 -0600 Report

Hello, I'm 35 years old and I'm 5'8 mom's dad had and died from diabetes.. And for years now I've had issues with my bg being low.. I can always tell because I all of a sudden get very shaky, dizzy, hot, about pass out etc. Well lately it's worse, I feel like I can't catch my breath and like I'm going to pass out..i was tested at a Dr and she didn't tell me what my a1c was, she said I was OK but yet everytime I feel this way I have the nurse at my work test me, and it's anywhere from 50-56 and 30 minutes after eating some sweets and juice.. It is like 58-60.Ia that considered low? And if so why won't the Dr do anything? I feel SO awful after each time.. Takes me a good 12hrs before I feel normal. Should I see a different Dr? I bought a monitor and strips myself to start checking daily. Any advice would be great cuz Dr at the hospital even told me that 60 is normal and no way I felt bad having a 58 or even 60..but I know how I feel.. Am I crazy lol?

Mallacai 2017-12-19 10:19:19 -0600 Report

Hi, could be Dawn Syndrome. I used to check my FBS about 5.15AM which was 15 mins after waking and i would get anywhere between 83 to 95 and would think excellent. I started taking it around 7.00 to 8.00 AM and realized that my readings were between 101 to 110 without eating. So my exprience was i should take my readings a bit before 8.00AM to see the effects of DS not earlier