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By allie4123 Latest Reply 2010-06-24 07:14:34 -0500
Started 2010-06-23 09:57:34 -0500

Hello everyone. Just found two weeks ago that I have type 2 diabetes. I am not on any insulin or pills. I am using diet and exercise (the two worst words in the English language - but I'm trying) My A1C is good, and I have been keeping my readings down. I do have a problem with the morning reading. It is always the highest of the day. I am told it is because of over active hormones during the night/early morning. I also have sleep apnea and use a CPAP machine at night. I wake up a lot, and was wondering if anyone knew if this could be the cause?

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Swbtab03 2010-06-23 13:49:25 -0500 Report

I too am on a cpap machine, and for a while my numbers are high in the morning too, now call it strange but about 2 hours before going to bed I will have a small snack like sugar free jello, or a 1/2 a cup of fat free ice cream,(sugar free is worse)- higher carbs, or some carrots with a little ranch dressing. I will tell you for past month Iahve been consistent with 90-102, a few at 86,82, and once 70- believe it or not that 70 I did not fell ill at all in fact I felt great than morning.

Harlen 2010-06-23 13:30:07 -0500 Report

Yes it can
As well as stess anc late night carbs
What are your numbers like in the AM?
Best wishes

allie4123 2010-06-23 13:40:58 -0500 Report

I don't do any late night snacking at all. It runs around 140, that is with no food, usually since 7 pm. Like I said, I wear a CPAP, but still wake up frequently. My bedtime numbers are always lower. They run pretty good through out the day since I have started being careful.

Thanks for the answer.