My fasting blood sugar is continuously higher than it should be, ranging from 6.5(117) to 8.5 (153).
I'm on metformin with breakfast and supper, but it doesn't seem to have an effect on my fasting numbers. Probably because I have minimal self-discipline and love a bedtime snack, but even with taking that into account I am generally more insulin resistant in the morning.
So to tackle this problem I decided to try apple cider vinegar. I've used it for the last two nights, mixing 2 teaspoons in a large glass of water. So far it appears to have had no effect on my fasting numbers.
It's main effect has been to make me hate the taste of apple cider vinegar with a passion. I suppose I could increase the amount I'm taking (yuck!) or give it up as a bad job.
I'm heading back to the lab in two months time for another HbA1C. If there hasn't been a major improvement I think I'm going to advocate for changing treatment.
I think perhaps a low dose of a long-acting insulin taken at night might be the answer. I'm fearful of going low particularly during the night, but I guess if I start with one unit and keep some glucose tabs right next to the bad it couldn't be too bad. My doctor of course is horrified at the thought of insulin, but she's not the person who will have to live with the complications....