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Low BG levels with gliclizide??

Discussion in 'Type 2 Diabetes' started by Alist, Feb 21, 2021.

  1. Alist

    Alist · Member

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    Hi I am still adjusting to my new low carb diets and gliclizide meds. I take one tablet before breakfast and was advised that it would work within 30-40 mins so to have breakfast. I have been doing this but my BG levels in the morning seem high but by 2pm they really drop and I can feel it happening- only to between 5-6 but it makes me feel a bit headachey and weary. I don’t speak to my DN until Weds does this sound familiar?? I had assumed that my BG would be lowest in the morning before food? Tia
     
  2. xfieldok

    xfieldok Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Have a look at dawn phenomenon. Your liver tries to help giving you a little extra to get you going. Annoying, it will come down eventually.

    Glicazide will lower by. Be very careful going lc.
     
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  3. Lamont D

    Lamont D Reactive hypoglycemia · Master

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    Have a word with your GP about dosage of Glicizide, it is the blood lowering meds.
    It might be better to take the glicizide later, say evening meal.


    Stay safe
     
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  4. Alist

    Alist · Member

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    Dawn phenomena!! Who knew?? Thank you this makes sense
     
  5. ianf0ster

    ianf0ster Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes, Dawn Phenomenon is the reason why (for many of us) our Fasting BG readings take a long time to come down even on a very Low Carb or Keto Way Of Eating.
    And by a long time, for some of us it is around 2yrs or so i.e. long after we get into remission!
     
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