Low BG levels in the AM T1D

gk19

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Hello everyone,

I
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really struggle with not getting a full nights sleep every night due to my BG levels dropping in the early morning, every morning. I was wondering if people on here had experienced something similar and how they adjusted it.

I do not carb count as I am still waiting to take part in the DAFNE course, and ultimately have been told that this is the only answer to help with the lows, however I would like to change something now to avoid the lows in the AM so I can wake up when my alarm goes off, not 3 hours before

I am still injecting to, I take Fiasp as fast acting, and have basic knowledge of carb counting so adjust my insulin to my meals. And I also take Tresiba as my long acting insulin.

Would be really grateful to hear other people’s experiences and how they got around it!

Thank you from a very tired girl
(I have attached a pic as an example to show the slow but steady decline I experience every night)
 

EllieM

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Hi @gk19 and welcome to the forums , two things come to my mind as I look at your graphs

1) Do you need to do anything as it looks like your low is 6mmol/L ?

2) (Depending on when you eat your evening meal), have you considered that the issue may be with the tresiba ? Maybe you should speak to your team about basal rate testing?


If you want to learn about carb counting while waiting for your DAFNE course, BERTIE may be useful

 

SimonP78

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Does it wake you up, or do you wake because you're worried (which is understandable, though as @EllieM says your levels look good.)

Are you having a bedtime snack to boost yourself enough to last overnight? What are you eating in the evening (supper onwards) and at what time. When do you do your injections and how much?

I'd not wait for the course, I'd get on and start carb counting based on what you know (and ask us questions by all means) and make small adjustments. Or is the issue that your medical team don't want you to make adjustments until you've done the course, which I suppose is understandable?