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High Fasting Bs In The Am?

High Fasting Bs In The Am?

I have consistently higher morning readings. For example, this morning it was 171 mg/dL at 8:30 am.
I hadn’t eaten or drank anything (other than water) since 6:30/7 pm the night before.
Any ideas why it’s so high?

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

There can be a few reasons why your fasting blood sugars run high. For me, I know that if I don't sleep well, I tend to have higher numbers in the morning. It also can vary depending on what I ate the night before. It can depend on how early I get up (when I head out to work "normally", I'm up at 4 AM versus now I'm up at 7), and it can depend on when I last ate at night. I have found that if I (1) drink a lot of water during the day and (2) have a snack around 8:30-9 PM and (3) get at least four hours of sleep, my fasting blood sugars will be great in the morning. If I (1) don't drink enough water during the day, (2) skip my snack entirely or eat it after 9:30 PM, and (3) don't get at least four hours of sleep, I can guarantee my morning reading is going to be all kinds of wonky. Morning fasting readings have been explained to me as being a reflection of what your liver & pancreas are doing overnight, so if they are stressed, it's going to impact your morning blood sugars. Maybe try having a light snack (I tend to have half an orange, or maybe a few whole grain crackers with peanut butter) in the later evening, and try drinking more water during the day. And, try to get enough rest (which can be challenging during these stressful times, it's always night time when I feel my anxiety!) If it persists and worries you, it's worth reaching out to your doctor and asking about it. A lot of times a virtual visit or email conversation with your doctor can help answer a lot of questions!

posted over 1 year ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Anyway you can take a walk after lunch and supper thats what my diabetic specialist told me to do to get my sugars under control

posted over 1 year ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Do you keep a log of what you have been eating and drinking i made the switch from pop to sugar free freshca it's not bad and satisfying pop cravings i also find sugar free jello and sugar free puddings are good to and a ton of water I've been buying bottle water as i don't like the tast of tape water

posted over 1 year ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I'm wondering if you my have had something with a high starch levels at supper time i use plain sugar free yougert after supper i find its been bringing my sugars down a bit normally mine have been 20.9 brought it down to 12.1 getting there bit by bit been looking at what i ate and how much been having salad every night

posted over 1 year ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Having an evening snack with protein helps me.

posted over 1 year ago
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