I am confused. Just when I think I am getting a firm grip of controlling my BG's, I start waking up high. This has been happening for a couple of days now. My BG is 95 at bedtime and then in the morning, I wake up to 160. All day I have excellent control. 2 hrs after meals it has been 140 or lower. Could it be possible that I had a low overnight so my liver dumps out all this extra glucose? I don't think that this is the dawn phenomenon since this has only been occuring the last 3 or so nights.

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Comment by Jenny on September 25, 2007 at 2:36pm
It could be a liver dump doing two things 1) raising blood sugar and 2) increasing insulin resistance in the hours after the counterregulatory reaction.

Is there any way you can wake up around 3 AM and test?
Comment by Betty J on September 25, 2007 at 3:20pm
Usually if you do the test overnight you have to test at 11pm, 2am and 5am.
Comment by Kathy on September 25, 2007 at 4:12pm
I'd agree that one way to find out what's happening is to test about 2-3 a.m.
I have been testing during the night for the past 8 years and it is extremely helpful.
Comment by Terry Keelan on September 25, 2007 at 9:17pm
Yeah, unless you have a CGM the only way to learn what's going on is to set the alarm for 2 or 3 am and test at night.

If you are going low at night and rebounding in the a.m., one solution I've read about is to eat a small amount of carbs (say 15 g or less) before going to bed.
Comment by Susan Lopez on September 26, 2007 at 8:36am
Thank you all. Looks like I will be setting the alarm tonight. I'll let you all know what happens to help me figure this out! :)


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