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High Morning BG #s

Started this discussion. Last reply by J_Berkman Aug 18, 2010. 14 Replies

My pre-breakfast morning reading is always between 150 and 175, even when I haven't had anything overly carby the night before. What gives? During the workday my BG is within the ADA range, sometimes…Continue

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Nov 15, 2012
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Nov 15, 2011
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J_Berkman replied to J_Berkman's discussion 'High Morning BG #s'
"Thanks, bsc. This is all very new to me. I'm trying to absorb as much as I can and the encouragement helps. Last night I went to bed w a BG of 110. When I woke up and tested at 7 a.m. I was close to 170. Since my daytime numbers are fairly…"
Aug 18, 2010
Brian (bsc) replied to J_Berkman's discussion 'High Morning BG #s'
"You may just need time, you were diagnosed only last month. It took me a half a year to get my my morning fasting numbers below 150 mg/dl. And then it was only after ditching the ADA diet and going low carb that I was able to hit my blood sugar…"
Aug 18, 2010
Libby replied to J_Berkman's discussion 'High Morning BG #s'
"If you have the antibody tests, make sure you get the whole panel. GAD is just one of several antibodies you could have. Oral meds could actually be damaging if you have LADA."
Aug 17, 2010
Gerri replied to J_Berkman's discussion 'High Morning BG #s'
"Good plan, J, & also please get a referral to an endo. It can take months to get an endo appt. Waiting three months until you see your PCP again isn't in your best interest. Here's a link to the site Bubbaluv mentioned…"
Aug 16, 2010
Bubbaluv replied to J_Berkman's discussion 'High Morning BG #s'
"Ruling out LADA will be good and as Gerri mentioned, the c-peptide and GAD tests should help there. you may need to push your doc on that as most assume you to be T2 unless you end up in DKA and figure even if you are LADA, the treatment plan will…"
Aug 16, 2010
J_Berkman replied to J_Berkman's discussion 'High Morning BG #s'
"Thanks. I've been following a low carb diet and evaluating what carbs in moderation I can tolerate. I've also upped my excercise to 40 min of intense cardio 4 times per week as well as weights 2-3x per week. At my 3-month follow up, PCP…"
Aug 16, 2010
Bubbaluv replied to J_Berkman's discussion 'High Morning BG #s'
"It seems a little odd that you PCP wants to hold off on meds for your diabetes but already has you on cholesterol meds. Personally the numbers seem high, for me, very high. There are is a lot of info missing for anyone to to really provide much…"
Aug 16, 2010
J_Berkman replied to J_Berkman's discussion 'High Morning BG #s'
"Thanks Pauly. My PCP wants to see how I do w diet and excercise for three months. He feels that weight loss will help my BG #s."
Aug 16, 2010
J_Berkman replied to J_Berkman's discussion 'High Morning BG #s'
"What do you suggest is a good pre-bed snack? Usually, I have a glass of red wine (read it's good for you) w celery and peanut butter."
Aug 16, 2010
Pauly replied to J_Berkman's discussion 'High Morning BG #s'
"Agree with Geri, you need more help to get these fasting overnight readings down. So get back into your PCP ASAP. These readings are far to high and you need to address it as you are doing damage to your body at these elevated sugar levels. You…"
Aug 16, 2010
Frances replied to J_Berkman's discussion 'High Morning BG #s'
"The liver does this because it thinks you are low on fuel. Do you have a protein + carb snack at bedtime? For many people, this will help. Metformin also can help with this problem because it prevents the liver from pumping out so much glucose."
Aug 16, 2010
Gerri replied to J_Berkman's discussion 'High Morning BG #s'
"Morning fasting should be under 100. Lowest BG is between 2-4 AM. As part of the normal waking cycle, the liver releases glycogen to raise BG. Of course, diabetics don't have a way to lower it to normal on our own, or regulate how much…"
Aug 15, 2010
J_Berkman replied to J_Berkman's discussion 'High Morning BG #s'
"Thanks Jeroen. Why does the liver do this? What is an acceptable morning range? I was under the impression that your morning pre-prandial BG should be the lowest."
Aug 15, 2010

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At 4:47am on November 15, 2012, Linda G said…

Hello! How Do You Do, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you J...
Best Wishes NOW....and for the rest of the year!
(You haven't been on in a while...I hope everything is OK)
Have a GREAT "ME" DAY :)
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At 4:22am on November 15, 2011, Linda G said…

Greetings, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY J.....
Best Wishes on your Special Day....and on the next 364 days!
How's it all going? You haven't been on in a while, and I wondered if all was well ♥ Do you have any questions or comments?

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