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HIGH BLOOD SUGAR IN THE MORNING

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Speedbird62, Jul 24, 2020.

  1. Speedbird62

    Speedbird62 · Newbie

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    Hi, I take a blood glucose measurement each morning and it always seems higher than at any other time. Does anyone know why this is please. Thanks
     
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    Fairygodmother Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    There’s something called the simyogi effect when the liver releases glucose to provide energy as we go from sleep to activity. It happens to people at varying times of the morning/early morning so it could be this.
    The liver also releases glucose to counteract low blood sugars during the night so you’ll be higher in the the morning as a result.
    Are you T1 or T2? Using insulin or not? T1s and insulin users sometimes have lows in the night that lead to highs in the morning, but I don’t know enough about the ways a low might occur for non-insulin users.
     
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  3. Speedbird62

    Speedbird62 · Newbie

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    T2, thanks for the info.
     
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    Fairygodmother Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    It might be the simyogi effect then, or maybe the amount of carb you ate at supper or before bed too.
     
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    xfieldok Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Commonly called the dawn phenomenon. For those of us T2S controlling the condition through diet, it is annoying and usually the last number to come down.
     
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    Andy2 Type 2 · Member

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    Thanks for that info and the blog link. Can someone answer why it is that I can actually have a lower blood sugar result AFTER eating than before. This morning first thing it was: 8.4. After my morning run and before breakfast it was 7.7 and then two hours after breakfast it was 7.4. I would like to get all these numbers down to below 6 but I'm struggling to make sense of the numbers
     
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    porl69 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Could probably add another 3 zeros on the end of that "42" :hilarious:
     
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    sgm14 · Active Member

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    This was something that confused me until I got a FreeStyle Libre and could see exactly what was happening. Turns out that sometimes (not always) my blood sugar had not reached the peak after two hours.

    Hence sometimes, when I had a late meal, (say 9pm) I would test my blood sugar after two hours and it would be below 7, and I would go to bed and my blood sugars to continue to rise for another hour or two and then start to fall slowly, but they could still be above 7 when I tested in the morning.

    But as others have said, there are other possible reasons.
     
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    Struma Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    This is quite a good little graphic ……

     

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    Struma Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    And this ……

     

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