By sherriscrapbookerar Latest Reply 2010-11-05 23:18:32 -0500
Started 2010-11-01 00:00:38 -0500

just wanted to say hello,i was diagnosed in july of this year with type 2,am still learning what i can eat and what help's control my glucose level's.

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sNerTs1 2010-11-05 23:18:32 -0500 Report

Hi, Welcome to the group. Everyone here is extremely nice and Im sure you will find a lot of answers to your questions throughout this forum as it throws a lot of information out there. Take what you think might work and check yourself to find out if it truly does. You have to weed things out. Im sure you will do just fine =)

Take care of YOU!!

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2010-11-01 02:25:43 -0500 Report

Welcome to DC. I hope you are able to figure out what will work best for you. I've been learning since my diagnoses in January. It seems everybody has foods that work best for them and foods that don't.

jkstvnsn 2010-11-01 11:47:15 -0500 Report

I understand your concern. I was diagnosed a year ago and I'm still trying to figure out what works bests for me. My biggest problem is at work because we have a pot luck at least once a week and someone is always bringing sweets. Its is so hard to walk aways when everyone is eating the foods I like to eat.

Virgee61 2010-11-01 01:41:02 -0500 Report

Hi my name is Virginia. Hi everyone. Maybe someone can help me figure out why my blood sugar is normal at 2am and at 7 am when I normally get up it will be anywhere between 200 and 281?

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2010-11-01 02:19:54 -0500 Report

You may be having what is called a liver dump. Your liver thinks you need glucose for energy and makes some. Some people make sure and have a small snack at bedtime and this seems to help them. When I worked at an assisted living home we had a resident with diabetes who needed a midnight snack in addition to her bedtime snack.

grgranny7 2010-11-03 23:14:16 -0500 Report

this liver bump, it is because your insulin is high and then your liver gives out sugars to bring the insulin down? where does the insulin come from if you only take it once a day, morning. i have this problem also.

jayabee52 2010-11-04 02:29:43 -0500 Report

Kdroberts spoke of this a few posts down from here.

The liver doesn't dump insulin, but it dumps glucose into the bloodstream. It is not a reaction to high insulin levels, but a real or mistaken reading by the body that it is facing a low BG situation, or that for some reason, like waking up in the AM, that it will be needing higher BG in the near future.

Here's a WebMD article about the dawn phenemenon and Liver dumps ("the-somogyi-effect") and how to tell the difference: http://diabetes.webmd.com/tc/dawn-phenomenon-...

I pray this clears it up for you.


Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2010-11-05 00:02:40 -0500 Report

Sorry I lumped the two together. I'm still lost and confused about diabetes. Thank you James and Kdroberts for all your help.

jayabee52 2010-11-05 00:54:29 -0500 Report

You're welcome Graylin! DM is a very confusing "medical challenge". Just keep fighting it, and asking questions and you'll find your way. I learn A LOT researching about various thngs, mostly about DM, now for other ppl. I do enjoy helping folks if I can.


jkstvnsn 2010-11-01 11:51:46 -0500 Report

I agree. My readings are better since I started eating one serving of apple sauce (no sugar) before going to bed.

kdroberts 2010-11-01 12:34:46 -0500 Report

Dawn phenomenon and liver dumps are different things. Dawn phenomenon happens to everyone, diabetic or not, and is due to hormone release during the early hours of the morning in preparation for waking. It just causes problems for a lot of diabetics because it doesn't work right or they are more sensitive to it. A liver dump can be from a few things but generally it's because the body thinks there is not enough of an energy source for the body, kind of like a defense mechanism.