High Morning BG

By Crazymommyof5 Latest Reply 2011-02-18 15:48:57 -0600
Started 2010-06-07 06:37:58 -0500

I am starting by writing down my food because i am yoyoing up and down with my bgs and was really careful yesterday with what i ate so now i am confused why the bg was high this morning

13 replies

Yasmina 2011-02-18 15:48:57 -0600 Report

Sometimes your emotions and what your exercise has been the day before will make the difference.

Crazymommyof5 2010-06-08 11:16:38 -0500 Report

I have been dealing with diabetes for over 3 years now and normally the medicines and cutting down portions was working. but for some reason now the numbers are getting crazy again i think alot of it is stress the kids are getting out of school tomorrow and i have had alot financial worry as of late i usually dont let things bother me but right now i think everything is working me up my last a1c in may was 8.6 which it up from the 7.4 it was 3 months before..my blood pressure was up to so we recently increased my lantus to 60cc and my quinapril to 20mg. I am beginning to think that has something to do with it all..I only take the lantus and glipizide 10mg for my diabetes
I will have to try having a snack that might be the trick I was doing it before but now with trying to watch my carbs all day i thought i could go without it
thanks for all the advice

GabbyPA 2010-06-08 23:10:56 -0500 Report

It sounds like stress is your culprit. I went through a lot of financial things last year and the year before, now the final shoe is about to drop as we loose our home. So yes, that has a lot to do with numbers going crazy. I am a water off my back kind of gal too, but I would be lying if I told you it didn't bother me. It did a lot more than I thought. Once I walked away from some of the situations, things started going better. I still have my moments and I do just want all the bad things to be over..

GabbyPA 2010-06-07 15:34:45 -0500 Report

Sometimes I have a better reading in the morning if I have a high carb snack at night. I know, it shouldn't make any sense, but if I go to bed with a 129 I will almost assuredly wake up with a 170. So I find if I eat a cereal or a bread item for a night time snack I have a better reading in the morning. I am always high in the morning because of dawn phenomenon, but if I can start lower, I have a lower day overall and that is good.

Diane987 2010-06-07 16:23:23 -0500 Report

I read somewhere that eating a carb at night will make your body produce insulin and in turn your blood sugar will be lower in the morning but there is a downside. The stuff your body releases to help you lose weight when you sleep ( I forget what it is called) will not work and you end up gaining weight from the insulin release.

Emma2412 2010-06-07 16:44:12 -0500 Report

Hi, Diane
Do you remember where you read that? I'd like to read the article. Thanks.

Emma2412 2010-06-07 10:37:24 -0500 Report

Hi, CrazyMomma
You're doing the right thing about keeping track of what you're eating, especially in the beginning. Are you also taking your readings before you eat and 2 hours after you eat? Keep a record of those readings, alongside the foods you're eating.
Ask your doctor if you can go to a diabetes class if your insurance will cover that. They usually have classes at local hospitals. You'll probably need a script so your insurance company will cover it. They have nuitritionists at these classes that you can sit down with and discuss how foods effect you.
See, the thing is we all react differently to all foods. For instance, I can't eat rice at all without my readings going sky-high (or pasta of any kind — even whole grain). So someone here on DC told me about quinoa, which is a really delicious grain, but only boosts my readings 2 points.
You just need some additional instruction. That's all.

Diane987 2010-06-07 09:07:26 -0500 Report

As women we have hormone fluctuations that also affect morining BS. A lot of women have elevated BS just before or during menstrual cycle.

Emma2412 2010-06-07 10:41:00 -0500 Report

I agree, Diane. Aren't we women lucky? LOL
Also, our hormones affect diabetes when we're going through menopause and after menopause which is something I just found out. I posted here about it, too, just to let others know.

GabbyPA 2010-06-07 15:31:55 -0500 Report

I can hear you on that one! I am of the age that they are not so frequent so I think they store up all the stupidness they can and mess me up for a whole month! I see a 50-70 point drop in my levels when I am not going through all that wonderful womanhood stuff. LOL

Harlen 2010-06-07 08:49:17 -0500 Report

There are a lot of things to make it happen
Didnt take as much insulin as you needed,didnt workout as much as needed some times I didnt eat as much as I needed to and my liver dumped sugar in too my blood .
Theres a lot of things to know and it takes time to get it all down Your doing good and on the right track
Best wishes

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