How do you lower your morning BS readings???

BIGBLUE92 - 2:45PM PST, Feb 2nd 2010

bigblue92
California

I was just curious how some of you make sure your blood sugar readings are below 100 for your fasting morning reading?

I range from 94 to 121, which isn't bad but I would like to see it below 100. I have kept track of my readings and the amount of carbs but there is no consist pattern. Sometimes if I have more carbs, its lower or could be higher. Goes the same with the lower range.

Also, is there a number of carbs that you MUST have, for health reasons, or just keep it low? I see my dietician this Saturday and will ask the question but just curious what some of you (who have been working this for awhile have to say)

Pat


GWALTNEY153 - 9:13PM PST, Feb 6th 2010

gwaltney153
Seattle

Did you talk to your dietician today? What did you find out about carbs and morning blood sugar?
HW 210
CKSW 197
CW 185
GW 155


BIGBLUE92 - 10:34AM PST, Feb 8th 2010

bigblue92
California

I did. She said try a snack in the evening with low carbs and don't eat after 8:00 pm and see if that makes a difference.

So I am going to try and see what my body does with that. Do you watch blood sugar? What do you do?

Pat


GWALTNEY153 - 12:51PM PST, Feb 8th 2010

gwaltney153
Seattle

I do watch my morning blood sugar. For me, any time I get a reading under 100 it is a big victory. Eating within the protein/fat/carb ratios provided here seems to help. Eating only complex carb also helps keep sugar levels steady. I eat small snacks throughout the day up until bed time. I do not know if any of those changes are responsible but my morning blood sugars have really improved since starting CK. Part of that improvement probably comes just from losing weight. I have read that even small weight losses can benefit blood sugar levels. I would be interested to know if the changes your Dr suggests are helpful.

HW 210
CKSW 197
CW 185
GW 155


MOUGHI - 2:43PM PST, Feb 12th 2010 View users public blog View users public diary

you didn't say if you were on insulin or pills. I'm not on insulin so it's safe me to say that I have done this for me and it worked. I ate a no starchy carb meal and veggie veggie/protein snack at night and it worked. But, for me going below 100 feels kind of low. My body wants to stay between 100-115 in the morning due to the early hormone rush in the morning. Those morning hormones spike for me no matter what I try. If I go to bed below 100, I still end up over 100 in the morning. The eating of a very low carb dinner helps. When I was on insulin this was not a good thing though. I couldn't do this then. Be sure to talk to your doc on this one.


MARYSZE1 - 10:59AM PST, Nov 29th 2010

In my diabetes class they talked about "Dawn phenomenon", which is where your liver releases about 400kcal of sugar into your bloodstream between 3-4 am. Not everyone has it, but if you do, getting your fasting below 100 in the morning is tough to do. My doctor said that if the rest of my pre-meal glucose readings are below 100, then don't do herculean things to get the fasting down in the morning.

I did some testing in the middle of the night a few times, between 3 and 4 am -- in every case blood sugar was down around 80-90, and in every case, blood sugar around 7-8 was up over 110....so I'm one of those people. My A1C is coming down despite the morning sugar being higher, so I'm on the right track, I guess!

Marysze


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