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Mornings are confusing me, can anyone advise.

Discussion in 'Greetings and Introductions' started by Suzanne6, Nov 3, 2017.

  1. Suzanne6

    Suzanne6 · Member

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    Hi all I'm getting really confusing morning fasting blood sugars normally about 10.5. I realised today that I'm not taking it as early as I could, normally I take it after the school run but before I eat. Are my morning sugars possibly so high because I'm already active?

    Many thanks in advance

    Suzanne
     
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  2. Bill_Tanner

    Bill_Tanner Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes I take mine when I wake up to get fasting reading then two hours after breakfast
     
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  3. Guzzler

    Guzzler Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I would say yes. Try taking the reading as soon as you wake and have a bite to eat thereafter and see if you see a drop in numbers. This may take a little while to see a change in patterns. Good luck.
     
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  4. Rachox

    Rachox Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I take mine as soon as I wake up then get breakfast straight away, before showering or getting dressed. I find if I don’t eat straight away my numbers keep rising til I do. By eating as soon as I get up my post breakfast number only varies a little from my fasting reading. It’s all to do with liver dump/dawn phenomenon I believe.

    http://www.diabetes.co.uk/blood-glucose/dawn-phenomenon.html
     
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  5. kokhongw

    kokhongw I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    My experience is that it really depends on what I had for dinner and how late dinner was...
     
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  6. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 · Oracle

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    If you have already done a school run (and got the children ready etc and got yourself dressed etc) then your levels are very likely to be higher. I suggest you try taking your FBG as soon as you get out of bed and washed hands.
     
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    NicoleC1971 Type 1 · Active Member

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    As well as the stress of getting out of the house causimg a cortisol spike which will raise bgs many diabetics get the dawn phenonomen of higher bgs caused ny the same mechanism. I have a pump and after midnight i drip in extra insulin to keep a lid on this. Also i try not to eat late because it makes bgs less controllable unless i go to bed at 2am x
     
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  8. Kentoldlady1

    Kentoldlady1 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    This is me as well. All depends on the night before. The only way I get lower numbers is to eat at least 4 hours before bed. But because my husband gets home from work after 7 we both eat then. I have decided that I would rather eat as a whole family than have me eat separately .

    I think you need to experiment a little bit. Try different times, breakfasts, evening meals etc and see what works for you.
     
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