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Blood sugar levels

Discussion in 'Newly Diagnosed' started by Kay_66, Jan 19, 2020.

  1. Kay_66

    Kay_66 · Newbie

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    Hi I am prediabetic. I'm trying hard to reduce my sugar levels.
    Can anyone tell me why my blood sugar is so high when I wake up ? Its averaging 9.8.
    The only time it can lower to normal is late afternoon after work when I'm starving !
    Thanks
    Kay
     
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  2. xfieldok

    xfieldok Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It will be the dawn phenomenon. Your liver is trying to be helpful getting your body ready for the day. It is the last number to come down. Ignore it for now. Concentrate on your readings before you eat and 2 hours after.
     
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  3. Antje77

    Antje77 LADA · Moderator
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    Lotties Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Welcome. This is a great place for information and support!
     
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  5. Kay_66

    Kay_66 · Newbie

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    Thank you , I've already learnt something !
     
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    Tophat1900 Type 3c · Well-Known Member

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    Might be a good idea to see your GP and get tested for T2 if you haven't recently.
     
  7. VashtiB

    VashtiB Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Hello and welcome,

    It sounds like you have readings above 9 for most of the day- I agree with @Tophat1900 that you should see your doctor and get tested for t2 if you haven't been tested recently.

    I also suggest that even if you are still in the prediabetic level reducing carbs would be a good idea

    Good luck and let us know how it goes.
     
  8. Resurgam

    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

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    There is no need to starve when trying to control blood glucose, protein and fat are find - as long as they are not processed to include starch or sugar - the breadcrumb coating on some packaged foods can mean eating a lot of carbs if it is not discarded.
     
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