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.
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.