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Texas Stranger
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Date Joined Feb 2008
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   Posted 7/6/2008 9:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Anyone else have difficulties with their glucose levels in the morning. It seems no matter how few carbs I take in or what insulin I take it still hovers right at 200. My family Dr and my nutritionist haven't had a good idea how I can offset this. Should I see an Endocrinologist?
Current Meds
70 units of Lantus
8 units of Apidra with meals
40mg of Diovan


Lanie G
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   Posted 7/6/2008 10:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi there.  It could be Dawn Phenomenon or even something called Symogi (?) effect.  Some people say it helps to have a snack before bed in order to head it off.  Sometimes an adjustment to when you take your meds (at night, for example) helps.  But!  I'm surprised neither your doctor nor nutritionist could tell you anything about this.  So, yes, maybe it is time to see an endo.  In the meantime, google those two things and see if you can find better suggestions, or at least better explanations than I can give.  Sorry for this problem.  Always, something.....

Lanie
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diabetes controlled so far by low/no carb diet and exercise; no meds


shellseekr52
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Date Joined Jul 2008
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   Posted 7/24/2008 8:37 PM (GMT -6)   
I also have that same problem.  I am not on meds and my levels are consistently 111-126 every morning.  I have tried having a snack a couple hours before going to bed, and since I am to check my blood right before I go to bed, I didn't want to eat then also.  I thought having a glass of wine in the evening was causing it, but it doesn't seem to matter whether I have wine or not.

Lanie G
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   Posted 7/24/2008 8:47 PM (GMT -6)   
This may all depend on what you ate for dinner and what you ate for your snack.  If you're eating too many carbs, your morning fast will probably be higher.

Lanie
forum moderator - diabetes
diabetes controlled so far by low/no carb diet and exercise; no meds

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