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.

Views: 9

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! :)


You need to be a member of Diabetes community by Diabetes Hands Foundation: TuDiabetes to add comments!

Join Diabetes community by Diabetes Hands Foundation: TuDiabetes



From the Diabetes Hands Foundation blog...

DHF Joins Diabetes Advocacy Alliance

Diabetes Hands Foundation is incredibly honored to join the Diabetes Advocacy Alliance, an organization with the drive and potential to affect a powerful, positive impact on diabetes and healthcare policy. Diabetes Advocacy Alliance is a 20-member coalition of leading professional Read on! →

Helmsley Charitable Trust Renews Support for DHF

HELMSLEY CHARITABLE TRUST GRANTS SUPPORT TO DIABETES HANDS FOUNDATION FOR FOURTH YEAR  Funding in 2015 to support major transitions in programs and leadership at Diabetes Hands Foundation BERKELEY, CA: February 18, 2015 – The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Read on! →

Diabetes Hands Foundation Team


Melissa Lee
(Interim Executive Director, Editor, has type 1)

Manny Hernandez
(Co-Founder, has LADA)

Emily Coles (Head of Communities, has type 1)

Mila Ferrer
(EsTuDiabetes Community Manager, mother of a child with type 1)

Mike Lawson
(Head of Experience, has type 1)

Corinna Cornejo
(Director of Operations and Development, has type 2)

Desiree Johnson  (Administrative and Programs Assistant, has type 1)


Lead Administrator

Brian (bsc) (has type 2)


Lorraine (mother of type 1)
Marie B (has type 1)

DanP (has Type 1)

Gary (has type 2)

David (has type 2)


LIKE us on Facebook

Spread the word


This website is certified by Health On the Net Foundation. Click to verify. This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information: verify here.

© 2015   A community of people touched by diabetes, run by the Diabetes Hands Foundation.

Badges  |  Contact Us  |  Terms of Service