I need advise on a diet plan. I don't like many foods espically veggies, but I need to learn on how to lower my blood sugar. It seems to be the highest when I first wake up and I don't understand why?

Amy Campbell


My suggestion is to ask your doctor for a referral to see a dietitian. Meal planning is a key part of diabetes management, however, there is no one “diet” for everyone with diabetes. A meal plan that is based on the foods that you like, your eating schedule, your weight and other factors, is important to help you manage your blood glucose levels. It’s worth the time to sit down with a dietitian and, together, come up with an eating plan that you can stay with. As far as your morning blood glucose levels, it’s fairly common for them to be highest in the morning. This is because your liver puts out glucose overnight in response to certain hormones, including cortisol and growth hormone. For this reason, you may need to start or increase diabetes medicine at bedtime. Some people with type 2 diabetes need to take bedtime insulin to help ensure that morning blood glucose levels are within target range (generally, 70 to 130) upon waking. Let your doctor know that this is happening, as you may need to start or change your diabetes medicine.

May 29, 2014 at 5:06 pm

4 replies

suecsdy 2016-08-19 18:46:04 -0500 Report

Nothing dire will happen if you don't test. The danger is in not knowing where you are re blood glucose. If you can't test for several days, be very, very careful what you eat. Of course we were all blissfully unaware before dx and ate whatever we pleased. Unfortunately, now I know better. Bummer,

Elisi(ay-nee-see) 2016-08-19 16:42:53 -0500 Report

make sure you count your carbs and try not to go over. Like me I can have 3 to 4 carbs per meal which is 45 to 60 grams per meal. Do you know what your allowed?

The Bowler
The Bowler 2016-08-19 12:47:46 -0500 Report

I want to no if i stop testing my blood what would happen if anything to me?
Having problems getting strips for my meter because a recall and i am getting the run around from manufacture about strips. And i am not getting help from my insurance!