BS levels

Karen De
By Karen De Latest Reply 2011-01-13 08:45:37 -0600
Started 2010-11-23 07:40:41 -0600

Yesterday morning, fasting BS was 137, I didn't do anything different, I even ate the same food, and today it was 153, what else could have affected it.

11 replies

granniesophie 2011-01-13 08:24:30 -0600 Report

I have found that standing on one leg and looking crosseyed will sometimes raise my BS in the morning :) That was a joke, but really, I have found no correlation to anything with my morning BS. Sometimes it is 109 and sometimes it is 171! Doesn't matter if I eat the same exact thing at the same exact time for dinner each night and go to bed at the same time each night-swinging BS!
I give up! It goes down during the day and my A1C is good, and I guess thats all that matters, so if I wake up in the morning i'm happy!

Not much help. I know, but we all need some comic relief sometimes, and I tried to provide that today :)

Karen De
Karen De 2011-01-13 08:45:37 -0600 Report

Thanks, a little comic relief never hurt anyone. I'm gonna try that standing on one leg thing. Ha Ha

MewElla 2011-01-13 08:18:41 -0600 Report

I have found that diabetes is a daily balancing act for me. I note any change for me like not sleeping, any stress, change in daily routines, slight cold, etc will affect #'s. As time goes by I am more aware of this and try to stay on top of situation, like not having a good night's sleep, sit down, relax and try to sleep 15-20 nap. Makes a big difference for me. Good Luck to you.

realsis77 2010-11-23 16:33:18 -0600 Report

Sometimes stress or pain can effect bs and make it go up. I found that out with my back pain. I had some back shots and it really spiked me up due to the pain! If. Your under a great deal of stress it can also do the same.

Jeannie Holmes
Jeannie Holmes 2010-11-23 14:05:03 -0600 Report

a lot of us have high BS in the morning. It's called dumping. You may need to eat something before bed. like a little protein.

Harlen 2010-11-23 12:08:15 -0600 Report

Yep it can be a lot of things that afect youe BS
A swing of 16 is not bad that can even be your meter Best wishes

CaliKo 2010-11-23 09:11:23 -0600 Report

It's not just what you don't eat, there are several hormones responsible for keeping the blood glucose levels steady that often don't work properly in T2s. Here is one article that gives you some background:
I found it helpful to have a bedtime snack of about 15 grams whole grain carb with a small amount of fat. Sometimes you need to keep some carbs releasing slowly to keep your body from dumping too much glucose into your system that you may not be producing enough insulin to handle.
I hope this helps you.