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Weird high bloods

Discussion in 'Pregnancy' started by Aknitty, Dec 12, 2018.

  1. Aknitty

    Aknitty · Active Member

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    If I wake up and my bloods are 10, then an hour later are 11, I have most likely forgotten my basal haven't I? Not eaten anything to warrant that at all but panicking as I am six weeks preggo and bloods have been absolutely perfect so far. Am T1. Thanks xx
     
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  2. mike@work

    [email protected] Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Not necessarily - you probably have something that is called DP around here, and is an abbreviation of Dawn Phenomenon.
    DP causes your blood glucose levels to rise in the mornings, and it is a common problem for both type1 and type2.

    Here is some info about DP

    https://www.diabetes.co.uk/blood-glucose/dawn-phenomenon.html

    Edited to add: Noticed that you are probably new here also, so I'll tag
    @daisy1
    for some newcomer-info...
     
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  3. EllieM

    EllieM Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Sit down and do the calculations. Am assuming you take basal at night. Suppose you take x units of basal per 24 hours . Say it's 8 hours since you took your basal (one third of a day). Suppose 1 unit of insulin reduces your blood sugar by y (correction dose). Then if you've forgotten your basal dose your blood sugar should have gone up by x*y/3.

    Some other reasons for your bloods to be up...
    1) dawn phenomena
    2) inaccuracies of glucose monitors
    3) your insulin requirements are going up because of pregnancy
    4) you've got a bug (illness) or it's just general T1 randomness
    5) you're stressed

    Don't panic, occasional double figures are not going to cause your baby to be born with two heads or to turn into a mutant zombie unicorn. Congrats on the perfect sugars so far. (Speaking as the daughter of a T1 who had no glucometers available during her pregnancy and as the T1 mother of two healthy children who had good but not perfect pregnancy blood sugars).

    Congrats on the pregnancy. Good luck.
     
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  4. mike@work

    [email protected] Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes - definitely a more complete answer :)
     
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