Welcome to HealingWell, OA123. As IamCurious wrote, there have been some threads here about
dawn phenomena which may or may not be what you are experiencing. Please also read the two stickies at the top of our Diabetes Forum about
general information on diet and blood sugar meters as well as a testimony by TVEditor.
Here is a website where you can also find a lot of information about blood sugar and diabetes:
There are two books by Richard K. Bernstein, MD (who is a type 1) that are interesting reads: Diabetes Solution (a complete explanation of diabetes, medication, blood sugar, food and some recipes) and The Diabetes Diet (food and recipes).
First of all, it appears that your blood sugar is in control but I understand it may be creeping upward at morning fasting. This 'phenomena' is actually a normal action so the body can wake itself up to take on the day's activities. As long as your food plan is not high in carbohydrates and you do engage in regular physical activity, you will probably be able to keep your blood sugar at 'normal' levels, around 5.5 mmol/L or under 100 mg/dl.
Don't be surprised if your doctor doesn't feel your blood sugar is too high. Most doctors believe as long as your blood sugar is under 7 mmol/L that you do not have diabetes. (Please note that this measurement is not the same as the A1c test.)
Initially, following a protein diet or a caveman's diet (it has other names, too) will bring down your weight and your blood sugar to a point, especially if you're doing a lot of cardio exercise but I think a more varied eating plan would be better all around.
I think if you eat more vegetables (but not potatoes or other root vegetables), leafy greens, a piece of protein (meat, chicken, fish) some nuts, and some dairy, you will still have better blood sugar and all-around health than if you eat an exclusively protein diet.
As you probably know, carbs will raise your blood sugar which is why eating any food made with flour and/or sugar (or honey) is generally off the food list. Corn will probably raise your blood sugar, too; however, you will need to test before eating and a couple of hours after eating to know what food will raise your blood sugar or not.
Keep a daily food journal with your blood sugar readings as this will tell you and your doctor how your body deals with food.
Please ask all the questions you have and we'll try to help you!
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