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morning blood readings

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by durwyn, Jan 16, 2009.

  1. durwyn

    durwyn · Newbie

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    Am fairly new to all this, diagnosed with type I less than a year ago. One thing I don't quite understand is why my morning (pre breakfast) test results are usually higher than when I go to bed. Readings first thing in the morning are usually between 6.5 and 7.2 while often when I go to bed they are 5.5 or so. I don't eat anything before going to bed, so why the increase ??

    I inject 4 clicks of lanctus before going to bed.

    Any insights would be appreciated


  2. sugarless sue

    sugarless sue · Master

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    Hi Durwyn,welcome to the forum.I hope someone with type 1 knowledge will answer your question shortly.
  3. totsy

    totsy Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    hya and welcome,
    there could be many reasons, u could be nearing the end of your honeymoon period, some people also find that eating something before bed helps, i find if i dont eat supper im the same,also it may be the dawn phenomenon, hope this helps a bit :D
  4. lilibet

    lilibet · Well-Known Member

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    Following totsys post maybe try the following

    A protein snack before bed (cheese,hams, couple of nuts) and then see

    Wake yourself up to test your sugars during the night to see what happens/when they go high.
    If it is the end of your honeymoon period (assuming you had one and its not finished) its likely that all your insulin requirments would have changed, or so i am led to believe

    Dawn phenomenon (when 'waking up' hormones kick in and interfere with insulin effectiveness)
    So far dealing with this seems to have eluded lots of folk.

    I tend to wake up higher than when I go to bed too, but am on premixed insulin and need to eat before I go to bed or risk hypo and always assumed it is this, though im sure time and a change of insulin will tell!

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