So, in the last 5 days or so, I've been having higher than usual blood sugars. Nothing too horrific, just blood sugars in the above 100 range, to about 115 mg/dL. Now, don't get me wrong... I don't think this is going to kill me, or anything... But I found it kind of odd because I've always had blood sugars below 100 in the mornings, and most usually, in the 80s. So... I've been wondering what has been making them rise 30 pts or so in the mornings, like that, more than usual???
I've gone through just about all my records. I started taking a B-75 Complex not long ago, and I thought... well, maybe that's it. But I had a few days below 100 while I was on that... so I'm not so sure it's the B complex, itself. I took away all eating after 7:30 pm, thinking maybe it was something lingering... as complex carbs take longer to rise in BG. And still, it was higher in the morning. I started having salads, for dinner time, thinking maybe that was the way to go... still had a higher BG in the morning. Then I thought? Maybe it's a touch of Dawn Phenomenon, and so I had a small, small carb snack a few hours before bedtime, to see if that did anything... and still, higher blood sugars in the morning.
And then, last night... staring at my mouthwash, I saw the words "Contains no sugar. Sweetened with Xylitol." Xylitol. A sugar alcohol. Lots of people fall on their behinds claiming these things do not raise blood sugar... but I swear, I think it's that mouthwash. I saw a blog, by another diabetic, claiming his mouthwash, too, was raising his blood sugar -- though his had sucralose. http://paleoeater.blogspot.com/2008/01/sucralose-and-diabetes.html. So, I think I'm going to give this a try... That is the other one change I had been doing, besides the B-75 Complex. I had started using Aim Mouthwash, with Cinnamon flavor, and sweetened with Xylitol.
What do you guys think of all this? Starting tonight, I'm going to quit the moutwash, and see what this does. I shall keep you posted.