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Blood Glucose Before Bed.

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by No1DeadlyPoison, Apr 25, 2017.

  1. yelselretnuh

    yelselretnuh · Newbie

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    I have been advised not to test my blood sugars till 2 hours after eating. By this time they should be in the normal range if you have judged your carb and insulin correctly.
     
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  2. Buddy

    Buddy Type 1 · Member

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    Confusing for we US 1s. I aim for 100-110 before sleep. Reducing the Landis by a couple of units made a huge difference.
     
  3. Ampy

    Ampy Type 1 · Newbie

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    Hi this kind of thing happens to me alot, does my head in as well and like you nobody believes me. I believe you because I know it happens.
     
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  4. Buddy

    Buddy Type 1 · Member

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    In the US the numbers are different, but I take it 4. is low. Hypos at night are awful, the next day is shot and everything hurts. Upon reaching the age of 65 I was able to see a diabetic specialist because I became eligible for healthcare. New world for me. Been a type 1 for 65 years (70 now) Didn't know fast acting existed. The doctor reduced the Lantus, I don't eat for two hours before bed and only eat some carbs if the reading is under 100. Only occasional hypos and I am investigating a pump this summer. Still not easy, but a whole lot better.
     
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  5. CapnGrumpy

    CapnGrumpy Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    US numbers are mg/dL; UK numbers are mmol/l. Divide yours by 18 to get ours (your 100 = our 5.5).
     
  6. DiabeticDadUK

    DiabeticDadUK Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    65 years! Wow. Well done. You must have experience a lot in that time. 4 is on the border of hypo and is in mmol value. x18 for your mg value as advised for US.
     
  7. rafa

    rafa Type 1 · Member

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    My glucose tends to decrease a lot during sleep. So I try to go to bed with 7.5 mmol.
     
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  8. slikwipman

    slikwipman Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    My dsn advised me to aim for a reading between 6-8 before bed.
     
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  9. JamesHayward1982

    JamesHayward1982 Type 1 · Newbie

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    Hi, I agree with the other comments that 4.4 mmol/L is too low to go to be on. Have a snack to raise it to between 6.0 to 8.0 mmol/L. You will always have a spike in levels after eating food with some form of carbohydrate in it. This happens naturally in non-diabetic people as well. Your insulin will more than likely take a number of hours to be completely used up so you need to keep track of when you last had insulin before bed. If your insulin is still active and you are reading 4 you will most likely hypo.

    Ultimately you should discuss this with your doctor.
     
  10. TheBigNewt

    TheBigNewt Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    That's basically what I've always done, AM, premeals, and bedtime. If the average BS on my meter is around 5-6 my A1C is about 6-6.5 consistently. Who cares what it is a couple hours after you eat? There's such a thing as being OC over this stuff and if it means getting low a lot it means trouble.
     
  11. Daisy_Daisy

    Daisy_Daisy · Member

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    I would have a glass of milk and a biscuit..
     
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