How to Lower Morning BG??

By JoJoCooks Latest Reply 2008-08-09 05:30:43 -0500
Started 2008-07-28 01:12:23 -0500

Hi Everyone,

I have noticed that my morning BG varies widely. I would like to bring the numbers down and keep them a bit more consistant. Anyone have any types on how I can do that. I already try not to eat after 8:30 and that seems to help a bit. I have also been told to eat a bit of protein before I go to sleep???? HELP!!!

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MISSMOOHERSELF 2008-08-09 05:30:43 -0500 Report

Hi! I have the same problem - it's called Dawn Phenomenon. Funny, I used to think that's what my ex-boyfriend called me … oh, wait, that's for another story! Seriously, it used to scare me, seeing higher numbers in the morning, when I hadn't eaten, until I learned what it was in the ADA-approved class I took. The liver is used to having a high amount of BG so it makes more glucogon and then you make more insulin, etc. You can curb this by eating a bedtime snack. Even though she wasn't a diabetic (at least not diagnosed), my mom would have 2 cracker and cheese "sanwiches" and a sippy-cup of milk. I have 1 cheese-cracker sandwich and 3/4 cup of milk. It helps. My only complaint is I wake up with (and excuse the crudeness) BUTT BREATH and a terrible taste, like I have toilet paper on my tongue. I may try a cup of Activia Yogurt so I don't have to wake up with such an unpleasant taste and breath. But bad breath is a minor price to pay for lower BG. Besides, I can swish my mouth with diluted Listerine and wake up feeling better, orally. GOOD LUCK!

LeighG 2008-07-31 16:25:13 -0500 Report

hello miss jo

i try not to eat after 730 8 unless i really need to.and i make my night snack as good as i can like pop corn is a big hit for me i love it and my numbers are great in the am.i get the 98 % fat or something like that with butter from pop secret and it seems to work out well for me.
good luck girl hugssss

JP - 14811
JP - 14811 2008-07-28 15:16:55 -0500 Report

Hi Jo,
I guess the best thing to do is trial and error on what will help. I have had issues with higher morning numbers at times and can't for the life of me figure out why but I have a wacky pancreas and it's just being bratty some days. I try to eat something with fiber and a little fat before bed and that seems to maintain my levels. A slice of whole wheat bread with peanut butter works, tonight I got home from the pool about 8:30 and I was in the 80's and dropping fast (just a fact of life for me, at least it wasn't 50 this time) so I made some popcorn… lots of fiber. Popcorn does the opposite for some so it's trial and error as I said. You'll have to experiment and see what helps. Honestly, my body is so weird that sometimes I have something sweet like ice cream and it drops to the 70's in an hour… and other times I eat a salad and it's higher who knows. it's not all food, it's the way your body is handling things at the moment. Good luck as you try things out!

*Judy (JP)

JoJoCooks 2008-07-29 01:06:37 -0500 Report

Hi Judy,

My body is weird like yours. Some things that I expect to really affect my sugar do nothing..and other things are HORRIBLE that I thought would be good. I don't really have a problem with low numbers lucky for me…but I will try the protein like Dance suggested above..and see what happens. Thanks for the advice..I guess I just get frustrated sometimes. Maybe my pancreacs is naughty too…LOL


Dancehawk 2008-07-28 11:23:38 -0500 Report

I have peanut butter and crackers or cottage cheese like 3 bites, that helps,
My mom swears by her pasta, she will eat a serving of wheat pasta before bed.
It is kinda a trial and miss best I can tell you is my trick is protien.


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