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Arundinaria
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   Posted 8/16/2009 10:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, I am crofssng over from Ostomies.  I have a puzzling probem I don't seem to figure out.
 
I am a type II diabetic and have been for a long time, I also have a colostomy and a permanent Foley Catheter.  I have had numerous bladder infections for nearly a year now.  Usually e-coli but apparantly the strain is resistant to antibiotics.  I also have severe obstructive lumg disease.  My problem is that for the last week or so I have had quite high blood glucose readings in the morning (fasting).   290 + The readings get gradually better through the day until the before dinner readings are in a normal range.  I take 40 units of Lantus at night, and count carbs for each meal.  I take Novolog 5 units, per carb after each meal.  I am nearly bedfast, because of my lung probles so the decrease cannot be ascribed to excercise.  My question is how to control the high glucose reading in the morning.  I understand that any change should be only on a doctor's recomendation, but I would really welcome any coments
rmoon
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TVEditor
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   Posted 8/18/2009 4:52 AM (GMT -7)   
As you say, any change should be left up to your doctor but it sounds to me like you are experiencing dawn phenomenon. Type this into the SEARCH box at the top of this page and you will be presented with a number of explanations.
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Arundinaria
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   Posted 8/18/2009 10:13 AM (GMT -7)   
thanks for the reply,Chris. I have not had much luck following your lead. For some reason I keep getting a notice that "this page cannot be displayed." Don't lknow if it my computer or the internet. In any event all I have found does not say much about how to correct the proiblem

Ralph
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Phishbowl
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   Posted 8/18/2009 11:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Hmmm... could be DP. Could also be systemic of a catheter infection or systemic of your lung disease. If any other meds you're taking include steroids, they could also cause high blood sugar.

You could test before bed, again at 2-3AM, and in the morning when you get up. Is there a steady rise in the numbers? Do you drop low (below 70) at the 2AM mark? What are the results of a couple of nights of testing?

DP is a common problem for many diabetics. There are ways to combat it but first... find out if that what it is by testing in the wee hours. Those results along with all the other components (meds, insulin dose, food, their timing, etc), can help pinpoint what's the best thing to do about it.
Cheers,
- Phishbowl (Type 1 since Jan'05 - Levemir, NovoRapid)
"What's Not Measured Is Not Managed"

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TVEditor
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   Posted 8/18/2009 12:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Follow Phish's advice (always sound & true :). Also, here's a direct link to the search I did for dawn phenomenon:

www.healingwell.com/sitesearch.aspx?cx=010904608862850737972%3Abe-6h9dblc4&q=dawn+phenomenon&sa.x=47&sa.y=9&sa=Search&cof=FORID%3A9#1044
Chris - Forum Moderator, Diabetes

~ Diagnosed Type 2 in July 2008 ~ Dropped 40 or so pounds after following HealingWell advice ~
~ Diabetes under control / no meds - so far - knock on head

I used to eat 100% wrong -- now I eat 95% right


Arundinaria
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   Posted 8/19/2009 9:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Chris

I checked my bs last night.. At 2;00AM the level was down from my bedtime reading, but still elevated. Morning reading was higher still. I am beginning to think that this is a true DP, but that it is exscerbated by the medicatin I am taking. I am gong to hold off in the newest med and try again tonight. Thanks for all the help. The reference to Jeanie's explanation was a real help

Thanks
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