low Blood sugar at night

By waricks Latest Reply 2011-01-12 23:54:35 -0600
Started 2011-01-10 15:22:53 -0600

I have a question regarding how you handle a low blood sugar at night.

I know that in the day time if you have a low and you are more than 30 minutes away from a meal then you should eat a small snack to get you back to a good spot. However I am having problems with my sugars getting low at night. I was out on Glyburide about 3 weeks ago and ever now and then I will get a low just after I go to bed. This has happened even after I eat a small snake of almonds about an half hour before bed. I am trying to lose weight and I don't like the idea of eating all the time so I am not really sure what I can do.

Is there an alternate way to pump up your sugar without eating a snack?


5 replies

kdroberts 2011-01-10 15:29:48 -0600 Report

When do you take the glyburide? I don't know of a way that you can raise blood sugar without putting calories into your body. Eating a small snack of almonds wont really help stop you getting low blood sugar, it may help keep your blood sugar going to high during the night though. You may want to switch the almonds to a carb based snack or adjust the dose or timing of medication.

waricks 2011-01-12 21:54:03 -0600 Report

Thanks for your answer. I take the Glyburide with my evening meal. My doc set my dosage at 5mg but I think it is to much. I have thought about breaking it in half and seeing how that might work. Most of the time I d not have any problems but if I am not careful or I fall asleep earlier I can get a low.

kdroberts 2011-01-12 22:02:17 -0600 Report

Talk to your doctor about taking it at breakfast. You may get better results since it will be working harder during the time you are active and eating rather than when you are sleeping.

waricks 2011-01-12 22:09:49 -0600 Report

That sounds like a plan. When she gave me the Rx. She told me it was really important to take it with my largest meal. She said that i would have an upset stomach if I did not take it with a good amount of food. Good advice though - I will send her an email and ask.

jayabee52 2011-01-12 23:54:35 -0600 Report

it is said that one should eat breakfast as biggest meal of the day. And you need not only need to limit to typical "breakfast foods"

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