I am prediabetic and have been monitoring my fasting blood sugar first thing every morning for years. Up until a few months ago I would not have known what you are talking about
. Usually my blood sugar was lower after 8 hours of sleep.
But recently I have experienced the same problem. My blood sugar would be the same no matter how long I have been without food. I am sure that some would say that it is “Dawn Phenomena” or something but I am worried that it might be something worse like transitioning from prediabetes to full-blown diabetes.
I have noticed that recently I have not been sleeping as soundly as before. There is a strong correlation with diabetes and not enough sleep so I am looking into trying find a way not to sleep so lightly. Right now even a light sound like snapping of a twig can awaken me.
I am also experimenting with a natural herb Gymnema sylvestre which is supposed to rejuvenate your beta cells in the pancreas. I tried taking it a few times now and noticed that my morning blood sugar is lower when I take it. But who knows how long that will last.
I have been fighting this “Dawn Phenomena” for years now. I found that a good multivite that contains micro nutrients such as zinc, manganese, etc. has helped but recently stopped working. At least 200 mcg of chromium picolinate or Chromium Polynicotinate helped for several months but recently that stopped working too. But I will always continue to take the vitamins. Apple cider vinegar worked for a while too.
So right now I am experimenting with sleeping more soundly and G. sylvestre.
Male/62 DX IBD in Feb08. No meds, allergic to Mesalamine. Remission since Mar2010. Psyllium seed mixed with VSL3 is very helpful. Several Culturelle a day firms up stools. Food diary instead of SCD or Paleo.
Probiotics, Fish oil, potato starch, magnesium, multivitamin, extra D3, K2, E complex, boswellia, curcumin, DGL, glutamine.
Resistant Starch and lots of fruit & vegetables (but no cruciferous), No Gluten, no soda, no HFCS, no xylitol or sorbitol, no trans fat, no shellfish, no carrageenan, no GMO foods saturated with Roundup.Nature created all of the locks, therefore Nature has all of the keys
Post Edited (IamCurious) : 6/21/2014 7:05:06 AM (GMT-6)