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Type 2 Is my nighttime hypoglycemia fear irrational or not?

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by rickydoo, May 17, 2021.

  1. rickydoo

    rickydoo · Member

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    Newly diagnosed type 2 diabetic here. Not sure if my fear of becoming hypoglycemic during sleep and not waking up is irrational or not. What’s a good blood glucose level to have before bed? Do you guys snack before bed to prevent this? What’s a good snack? Apologies in advance for all the questions, it’s just everyone here is very knowledgeable and welcoming!
     
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    JoKalsbeek Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    If you're only on metformin, you shouldn't hypo in the night. It doesn't increase your insulin output, so there should be no danger of going too low. No need for snacks. ;) https://www.diabetes.co.uk/forum/blog-entry/the-nutritional-thingy.2330/ might ease your mind a bit and maybe answer some questions. And ask lots and lots of them on here; it's the quickest way to learn, and it's what we're here for!
     
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    rickydoo · Member

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    You’re great, thanks!
     
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