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sherylh
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   Posted 1/23/2007 10:44 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm curious if anyone has ever had this problem and if so, what resolved it...
 
I wake up every morning with BS btwn 130-170.  Before I go to bed my BS is usually btwn 120-130.  During the day my BS range from the 90's to 130's.  I'm on 10 pen of Byetta and 1000mg of Metformin for my diabetes.  Also, I don't eat anything else after dinner thanks to Byetta!  Could it be the "Dawn phenomena"?  Thanks in advance for your input... :-)

AMM
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   Posted 1/23/2007 1:40 PM (GMT -7)   
I am not a type 2 diabetic. I did experience the same thing though. I was dropping to the 30's around 3 am as well. Then when I woke I was high. For me the answer was an insulin pump, but I don't know what a type 2 would do.
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Warren
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   Posted 1/23/2007 2:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi sherylh,
 
Your Byetta is good for about 5 hours and peaks at 1 to 2 hours after you take it.  This is as it should be as it is there to help ameliorate your food spike.  Most of us that are type 2's will rise overnight, mostly due to that pesky dawn phenomenon. 
 
What has me concerned about your numbers is that they are "ok" for a "diabetic", but with whats available for meds and particularly for being a Byetta user, they should be lower. Before you go to bed you should be sub 100 and in the morning you should be around 100 and most definately sub 120.  Ask your doctor about adding a sulfonylurea like glipizide or glyburide to your meds mix.  This gives your Byetta and extra "kick" and should push your numbers considerably lower.  Also try to go for a week with conciously limiting your carbs from starches like potatoes, rice, breads, etc. and see what effects that has on your readings.  I know that if I have a hamburger and a couple of fries, the bread and the tiny bit of potatoes keeps my BS around 100 two hours after eating with my Byetta.  If I have a steak and a salad, the same amount of meds can leave me at 60, so food can be a major contributor in where you are at for your readings.  Hope this helps.
 
scool  Warren

sherylh
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   Posted 1/23/2007 2:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Warren--thanks so much for your information...I will definitely ask my Dr about adding a sulfonylurea.  I just find it odd that last night before I went to bed my BS was 122 and this morning when I woke up it was 170!!  :-) Sheryl

Boogie
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   Posted 1/24/2007 6:30 PM (GMT -7)   
When I go to bed im in the 150's and when I wake up im in the 250's!! But I just got diagnosed on thursday so I am still getting used to it.. any suggestions??

Warren
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   Posted 1/25/2007 7:53 AM (GMT -7)   

Get the doctor to give you some serious medication! 

Those numbers are an accident waiting to happen! Meanwhile read through the threads here on diet and lifestyle, theres lottsa good info if you take the time to read back through the posts.

scool Warren
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