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Q:

Is it normal for your blood sugar levels to be at their highest early in the morning? As the day goes on, and if I eat well, my numbers seem to drop to healthy levels, but rise again the following morning.

Dr. William Sullivan

A:

You describe a common situation in which blood glucose levels are highest in the morning and drop later in the day. The blood glucose level in the morning is controlled primarily by the amount of glucose secreted by the liver. In type 2 diabetes, one of the problems is that the liver secretes too much glucose overnight, and then the morning glucose level is elevated. Often weight loss (if one is overweight) can be very beneficial in decreasing the amount of glucose secreted by the liver overnight. Also, a medication such as metformin works by decreasing the amount of glucose secreted by the liver. Insulin is another medication that is effective in lowering glucose levels overnight. You should discuss with your healthcare provider your elevated glucose levels in the morning and what treatment might work best in your situation.

6 replies

oink66
oink66 2014-11-11 01:01:39 -0600 Report

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Anonymous
Anonymous 2014-08-19 03:19:54 -0500 Report

dear sir we have diabetes and every time feel pain all my body and 1 day more than we go toilet 7 time please tell me what i do

Anonymous
Anonymous 2014-08-19 03:19:52 -0500 Report

dear sir we have diabetes and every time feel pain all my body and 1 day more than we go toilet 7 time please tell me what i do

maan786
maan786 2014-08-19 03:19:49 -0500 Report

dear sir we have diabetes and every time feel pain all my body and 1 day more than we go toilet 7 time please tell me what i do

maan786
maan786 2014-08-19 03:19:45 -0500 Report

dear sir we have diabetes and every time feel pain all my body and 1 day more than we go toilet 7 time please tell me what i do

Anonymous
Anonymous 2014-07-29 22:24:48 -0500 Report

I find that if I don't eat any starch at night for supper my blood sugars in the morning are in the 100 to 110, if i have something starch blood sugar in the morning can be is high as 136. so i stay away from starchy foods for supper, is this what other people do, or is there some thing you can do?