High BS levels in the morning

By Rader Latest Reply 2010-05-26 13:16:57 -0500
Started 2010-05-22 20:05:17 -0500

Hello folks,
I have a quick short question. What can I do to keep from having high bs levels when I wake up in the morning?

8 replies

Harlen 2010-05-22 21:55:57 -0500 Report

What are you on ???
how do you manage your diabetis?
It you anser this I may be able to help you better
Best wishes

Rader 2010-05-23 10:15:04 -0500 Report

I take Metformin , Glipizide and Actos for my T2 diabetes.
Thank you for taking an interest.


Emma2412 2010-05-23 12:19:32 -0500 Report

Hi, Rader. But what else do you do to manage your diabetes? Diet? Exercise? There's a whole lot more to managing diabetes than just taking medicines. Give us the rest of the information so we know what you're going through. OK?

Rader 2010-05-23 20:38:22 -0500 Report

Oh ok. I also manage with diet. I have been eating mostly raw fruits and vegetables and oatmeal sweetened with Splenda. That’s about all I can eat because I’m on a low sugar, low sodium, low fat. Low protein diet with a fluid restriction of 2 liters a day. But that’s a whole other discussion called “grocery shopping” I don’t get much exercise because I have congestive heart failure, neuropathy of the feet and legs and also gout. I have only been testing for a couple weeks so I don’t know what I was running before I started this diet.

Emma2412 2010-05-26 12:14:50 -0500 Report

Try eating quinoa instead of oatmeal. It's a grain that only raises my readings a tiny, wonderful 2 points. It also can be eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner depending on how you make it. I'm sorry to hear about you having congestive heart failure. That runs in my family, too. Awhile ago, I had a lot of "pins and needles" feeling in my feet. Someone told me about Oil of Evening Primrose (a supplement) which helped me a lot. I still get pins and needles feelings if I'm not active enough, but for the most part it's a lot better now. About your morning BS levels, I sometimes have this problem, too. Sometimes I can tie it in to what happened the night before, but sometimes that doesn't provide the answer. Who do you work with about your diet? Can you get to a diabetes class? I know mine has a nutritionist there and I talk to her a lot about what different foods can do to help me. Each of us is different, Rader, so I dan't say that maybe you should not have this or that food or drink. But perhaps a conversation with a good nutritionist would help. There's got to be a reason for the high morning BS levels.

Rader 2010-05-26 13:16:57 -0500 Report

Emma, Thank you for the info. I think I'm going to see if Humana would pay for me to see a nutritionist.

MAYS 2010-05-22 20:52:37 -0500 Report

You must understand why you have high numbers in the morning upon waking, while you are asleep, your liver releases stored glucose, known as Glycogen, to help your body function during sleep and to awaken you when necessary, without this function, we couldn't live throughout the night, during the day, excess glucose is converted to Glycogenn and stored for release during our down time, sleep or during times that we do not consume anything for energy.

The sunrise effect, as it is called is necessary.
How high are your numbers in the morning upon wakening ?


Rader 2010-05-22 21:53:00 -0500 Report

I don't have many readings because I have just recently started testing again. my new insurance now covers the test strips. I couldnt afford to do it before. any way to answer your question it ranges from 160 to 240.
I didnt know all that. its good to know