Snacks before bed

lin8253
By lin8253 Latest Reply 2018-04-17 18:53:33 -0500
Started 2018-04-09 05:43:27 -0500

Hi
was wondering whether it is best to have a night time snack before bed to help with morning bs . also what kind of snack.


10 replies

Gabby
GabbyPA 2018-04-15 11:06:20 -0500 Report

What kind of help are you seeking for your morning numbers? My morning numbers are usually the highest of my day so I found that no snacking was my best option.

If I just have to have something, I will eat plain yogurt with some almonds and some vanilla stevia to sweeten it a bit.

lin8253
lin8253 2018-04-15 13:27:30 -0500 Report

Just started on insulin last month. Numbers have gotten better but not where the doctor wants them I am sure…average is about 125. Just trying to find the best solution to bring morning numbers down. Wasn't sure if numbers are high because of too long before eating. Because I have noticed they are lower if I check them at around 3am..then go up by time I am ready to do shot.

Pegsy
Pegsy 2018-04-13 16:44:19 -0500 Report

I snack before bed on protein, such as a tablespoon of peanut butter (no sugar added) or some cheese. That seems to help give me lower morning glucose. If I don't sleep well my glucose will be higher despite the bedtime protein.

Type1Lou
Type1Lou 2018-04-09 16:16:20 -0500 Report

I am a Type 1 on an insulin pump and do not snack before bedtime since I have issues with Dawn Phenomenon. Often, my fasting BG is my highest of the day. There is probably no one right answer for everyone. How low are your fasting morning BG's?

lin8253
lin8253 2018-04-10 21:06:28 -0500 Report

my fasting have varied between 107-140 sometimes I know it is what I ate other times I wake and test at 3am and it will be in a good range and then by the time I test before breakfast and it has gone up some ..i try to have a small snack of protein/carb..just trying to find the right thing for me . guess it will be trial and error

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