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Late night sugars

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by gguest, Jun 23, 2015.

  1. gguest

    gguest Type 1 · Newbie

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    I'm new here so sorry if this is posted in the wrong place.

    My partner has type 1 diabetes and gave birth just over a year ago, before she fell pregnant her sugars were around about perfect, since having a baby girl her sugars at around midnight have been brilliant around 6-8 each night however at around 4am they rocket up to around 19. At first we believed that maybe hormones were playing a part but a year on and little has changed. The only thing we can think of is while pregnant the type of insulin she was using was changed. Does anyone have any ideas what may be causing this or have any ideas what would could try to combat this? We have tried having more insulin however this makes her hypo around 2am so we don't see how we can get them low for the morning?

    Cheers in advanxe
  2. RHNtype1

    RHNtype1 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi there, Overnight sugars can be a real pain, sometimes changing the time that you take your basal or background insulin can help as they all peak at different times and run out at different times. Different insulin, for example Lantus or Levemir can help as different ones suit different people better, if these high sugars at this particular time of night weren't an issue pre pregnancy it might be worth going back to what was used before? Using a pump you would adjust the basal rate increasing delivery for the period when sugars are running high, if your wife can get one I would recommend it, I think my life would have been much easier when my kids were small if I had started on my pump then...you can turn it down to run around the park or turn it off or turn it up depending on what you are up to, worth looking into. Good luck.Rx

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  3. RuthW

    RuthW Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I think your wife is due for a diabetic clinic check up by now! They would be able to give her the best advice on this.
  4. Dan87

    Dan87 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Can I ask out of interest how your partner knows what their blood sugars are at that time in the morning? I'm dead to the world. Does it wake her up the fact they are so high, causing her to do a check?
  5. cillabrown909

    cillabrown909 · Member

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    Hi, I've nearly always struggled with high blood sugars in the morning (been diagnosed 3 years now) when I get up, therefore went to see the consultant at the hospital, he told me to split my lantus (slow acting) as he thought by morning it will start to run out (I took 20 units at about 9am with my breakfast) I know take 16 in morning and 8 at night before bed, this seems to have done the trick most mornings and waking up with blood sugars of around 8 rather than late teens, maybe she should speak to her specialist about this and generally get their advice, hope all gets sorted :)
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