Morning Readings

By bgcs Latest Reply 2011-06-05 14:52:22 -0500
Started 2010-08-03 10:15:15 -0500

I maintain my daily levels pretty well. My morning reading are always high. Anyone know the secret to good levels all day? Also, I wake often with night sweats ever since I have been on Diabetic meds. Anyone have that problem? I am so frustrated with trying to control my levels. Seems the harder I try, the worse it gets.

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Nica0226 2011-06-05 14:52:22 -0500 Report

Changing your evening snack and meal time is a good idea, also maybe even changing ho wmany carbs you are allowing your slef to eat at these times might be another option. Do you check your sugar when you wake with night sweats? If I have night sweats it is almost always due to low sugars but then I am a long time type 1. My husband having been diagnosed in December with Type 2, went through an adjustment period period while his body got used to normal blood sugar sugar levels again. At 80 or so he feels low, and our Endo says for him it is too low, so it is not surprising he is sweating and shaking at that point. I hate saying it but wake up about half way through the sleep nigt and check your sugars then. If they are ok then, if probably is not your food, but yur meds. Do this at least for a week before you go see your doctor, so you both can look at the numbers, also write down the time and what you ate last before going to bed, and the time you went to bed, and bedtime BS. I know sounds like a lot of info, imagine having to do this for four months for every piece of food that went into yoiur month, how much insulin you gave yourself, what your BS was and if you did not check it why not, and the like, not fun, but it got me from A1C's in the great then 11's to A1C's in the 7's. So the work is worth it.

Gimpalong 2011-06-05 14:37:44 -0500 Report

How late do you have your evening meal or snack? I was having this problem, but I was having my evening meal too late. When I make myself eat my meals at least four hours apart, with no snacks at night (or very small like 4 almonds), then my morning bg is within the control range. You might want to check with your doctor. I know my body is still having to adjust from having such high spikes. At nights, I sometime wake up with sweats, shaking, heart pounding, and I just know that I'm having a low bg. When I meter, it is in the 154 range, but the doctor told me that my body would have to readjust to having changes in the lower ranges. I'm on Metformin, Novalog Flex Pen, and Levimer Flex Pen. Take care of yourself.