high bs in the morning

By strady Latest Reply 2010-11-30 12:39:06 -0600
Started 2010-11-29 15:16:27 -0600

my bs is 190 to 240 every moring and I never eat more than 60 t0 70 carbs per meal but it sloly gose down thru the day i have cearle for brekafest and a protine shake for lunch I cant figure it out any sugestions

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Anonymous 2010-11-30 12:39:06 -0600 Report

I have found that NOT eating anything can also raise my blood sugar. Just a small snack between supper and going to bed seems to work for me, especially if it is chocolate in nature (not a whole bar but 2 small squares of a Hershey bar will do it). I take insulin before breakfast and before supper, with Metformin in am and pm. I have been keeping my bs between 90 and 110 for the last 6 months, checking bs fasting in am. I have been diabetic for 10 years and this is the best I have been finding this "treatment". And my A1c has been 6. A good sleep also will help.

Verah 2010-11-30 05:45:58 -0600 Report

Ask your doctor about time released diabetic medications. I take time released Junuvia just before going to bed. Before that I was taking time released glipizide.

kngkev 2010-11-29 21:18:11 -0600 Report

i am learning that bs is important to check … had not checked in over a week … hopefully i will be able to buy one next time i have money …everyone here with there own concerns are teaching me allot thanks

mabennett 2010-11-29 21:08:11 -0600 Report

just wondering what you do for exercise durring the day?

Verah 2010-11-30 05:52:05 -0600 Report

One thing for sure is NOT to do exercises that might cause you to overheat or sweat a lot. My husband did and passed out. Luckily I was there to give him a sugar cube under the tongue and sponge him down with cool water. You might try taking up bowling, or water arobics in an indoor pool.

Anonymous 2010-11-30 08:09:41 -0600 Report

sorry i disagree. there is nothing wrong with a good work out that causes you to sweat as long as you check your BG before starting. i also sip some watered down juice during work out to stay hydrated and keep BG level. if you are not used to vigorous exercising however you might want to start out by walking. walking is a great way to get in shape.

taz324 2010-11-29 18:14:37 -0600 Report

thank you gabby that helped me as well.

GabbyPA 2010-11-29 18:19:17 -0600 Report

Glad I could help. There are other similar things as well, but this is typically where I start. The other one is simogey effect (I didn't spell that right). But it functions a little differently.

GabbyPA 2010-11-29 18:05:47 -0600 Report

There are many discussion on the topic of dawn phenomenon. http://www.diabeticconnect.com/discussions?query=dawn+phenomenon&by=relevancy I suffer with it too and find it maddening. To date, I have not found the magic bullet to keep my numbers low. I can go to bed with a 117 and wake up with a 170. It does become quite troublesome. Like you, I drop through out the day and get lower as the day goes on, usually.

This will give you an over view of it and what others are doing to try to control it. Basically, it is when our body via the liver dumps a bunch of glycogen into our blood stream. The extra sugar was there to wake us up and get us going to forage for our next day meal. Now that we don't have to go much farther than our frige, we don't need that function of nature. But we still have it.

Hops 2010-11-29 18:21:39 -0600 Report

When I take an early morning walk for 20 minutes it helps lower my blood glucose to the 80 to 120 range if I take my breakfast Humalog just before walking if I test 150 when I awaken. My form of foraging.

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