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Why Is My Fasting Blood Sugar High In The Morning ?

Why Is My Fasting Blood Sugar High In The Morning ?

Well there are a few theories which I will paste articles which speak of these effects :

Dawn Phenomenon vs Somogyi effect

https://www.webmd.com/diabetes/dawn-phenomenon-...

Taken from : https://www.mottchildren.org/health-library/zx3495

There is also the Dawn phenomenon vs Foot to floor :

https://www.believethehypo.com/post/dawn-phenom...

Now as you can read from above, medications are the only thing which do affect fasting blood sugar, so if you are on diabetic medications discuss with… read more

A DiabetesTeam Member said:

My readings,in the mornings, before breakfast ,are, usually pretty good, 5-6. If bedtime readings are around 5-7, I have a snack; if over 8, no snack. This routine works for my body. 2 Metformins , after breakfast, another 2 after supper. I experimented, making changes, till I finally found , what works for me. We have different bodies, so, something might work for someone, and, not the other, it's all about experimenting. Keep on, keeping on, my fellow Diabetics.

posted 4 months ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

@A DiabetesTeam Member I follow the "max 130" or more specifically the "26% of calories from carbs" which is 130 if you eat 2000 calories a day.

It works well for me. Well controlled (A1C 5.4) and like you, stay in the 5.0 to 8.0 range about 97% of the time.

In actuality I rarely eat the full 130 carbs, my weekly average usually comes in about the 110'ish range, but I certainly hit 130 some days and it doesn't blow me up or anything.

The "130" is based on a couple of studies that were done to see if they could come up with a (system) to invoke remission but they did have some pretty stringent guidelines for those that they tried it on - had to have diabetes for less than 6 years and less than 3 years preferred, never had an A1C above 7.6, had to lose at least 35 pounds in the first 6 months of the study etc.

So while they had excellent results (better than 80% remission rates) in that (tight group) there is no data to suggest that the (130) would work as well for others who had higher starting numbers, longer duration of disease etc.

But if it works for you (and your numbers suggest it is), then like me it seems to be a very viable program.

edited, originally posted 3 months ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

Glucose is regulated by 2 hormones: insulin and glucagon. Insulin takes glucose out of your bloodstream and stores it in the liver. Glucagon takes it out of storage and puts it into the bloodstream to be carried to cells. Your brain works purely on glucose, so your body makes sure you have enough for it.

Glucagon is part of your homeostasis mechanism to keep your body in balance. We have problems with our insulin, so during sleep we might be overcompensating; the body expects there to be insulin there to balance,and it's just not.

edited, originally posted 3 months ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I normally do March and April, but since I was running a 102f(38.9c) fever and wasn't hungry. I decided to get a earlier start this year. My fever is gone now, 98.2f(36.8c)

I will officially notify work of my last work day of Friday June 3rd today. Some changes from from my normal. Change can be good.

posted 3 months ago
A DiabetesTeam Member said:

I've been doing a modified intermittent fasting for discipline and other reasons for 37 years. I fast for 76-86 hours for 4 out of 6 weeks every spring and every fall. I just fasted for 86 hours. This week I will do it again. Thursday lunch will be my last meal till Monday breakfast.

I will take 2 weeks off then fast for 2 consecutive long weekends again. This is now a matter of discipline for me.

I will have to investigate Jason Fung and other fasting gurus deeper.

posted 3 months ago
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