Is there any way to control my morning sugars? I have type 2 diabetes. Recently my doctor changed my medications, and now I wake up with high sugars (180/220). But in the evening my sugars are around 100/130.

Patty Bonsignore


When you have diabetes it’s important to control your blood glucose levels overnight. This can be done by either taking insulin by injection at bedtime, taking medications that stimulate insulin production with your evening meal, controlling the amount of carbs you are eating at supper or by taking metformin. If you are already taking the maximum dose of metformin and are on a medication to control the post- dinner blood glucose levels, it may be time to talk to your doctor about adding insulin at bedtime. Checking your blood glucose more often for the next couple of weeks, adding some pre- and 2-hour-post dinner readings, along with bedtime and morning readings, will provide you and your doctor with the information you need to make better decisions about your treatment plan.

January 28, 2013 at 10:29 am