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Dawn phenomenon and how to combat it

Discussion in 'Insulin' started by TypeZero., Jul 11, 2020.

  1. TypeZero.

    TypeZero. · Well-Known Member

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    So at the moment I use Lantus and NovoRapid and I have a pretty pronounced dawn effect. I’m thinking about ways to suppress the dawn effect. My initial thought was changing my Lantus to a different basal that has a bit more of a peak and then coincide that peak with the rise of my blood sugar.

    Has anyone tried doing this?

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    As you can see from 1am my BG rises from about 5.8-5.9 to 8.5-9. I wake around 6am but that means I go high for some time. I was wondering if it is advisable to switch to an insulin that peaks.

    How do you guys counter your dawn phenomenon?
     
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    TypeZero. · Well-Known Member

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    I’ve got an idea but I don’t know if it will work, will have to consult my DSN.

    My lowest blood sugars are during midday I don’t know if that is because I’m more insulin sensitive or because of my Lantus kicking in (I inject at 6am), I’m thinking what if I change the time I take my Lantus so that it finishes during middday when I am the lowest
     
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