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Fasting morning levels high

Discussion in 'Gestational Diabetes' started by Sal82, Jan 28, 2021.

  1. Sal82

    Sal82 · Member

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    Hi
    I’ve had GD in my last pregnancy so they tested me at 12 weeks this time. My post 1 hour meals levels have been within range, however my morning fasting ones are high, can someone please recommend anything, I’ve been given a week otherwise will be put on medication. My last pregnancy I controlled with diet and no meds.
    I have my evening meal around 7pm, it’s usually protein with very little carbs or none.I go for a 20 minute walk. Not sure what else to do? Any advise will be much appericiated. Thank you
     
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    In Response Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Take a look around the forum for "Dawn Phenomenon"
    Morning highs are commonly due to this.
     
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    Hello,

    Welcome to the forum.

    What sort of fasting BGs are you getting..?
     
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  4. Sal82

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    Thank you will have a look at this.
     
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    Thank you.

    The readings are 6.5 mol/L most mornings.
     
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    Jaylee Type 1 · Moderator
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    Are you testing at other times of the day?

    What was your last HbA1c?
     
  7. Sal82

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    Yes I am testing 1 hour after every meal, the readings are within range.
    The HbA1c hasn’t been tested yet, the diabietes midwife has asked me to self test for now
     
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    Ronancastled Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Took me about 6 months post diagnosis to consistantly get FBG back in the non-diabetic zone <5.6.
    You're going about this the correct way, your body just needs time to regain insulin sensitivity.
    For now your postpriandials are the most important.
     
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    dje55 Type 1 · Active Member

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    Hi Sam,

    Have you tried having a supper or bedtime snack? Sometimes with GDM the fasting readings can be fixed by this simple option. It can help prevent your liver doing a dawn glucose dump.

    Hope this helps,

    D x
     
  10. Sal82

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    Thank you, hopefully it will get better.
     
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    I read about having a small bedtime snack, thank you I will see if this helps :)
     
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