Welcome back, Mirabella! I know it may be frustrating about
the blood sugar behaving like this. There may be some ways for you to see lower morning fasting, but first, ...
Read through this website nicknamed Blood Sugar 101: www.phlaunt.com/diabetes/
. It will help you understand how blood sugar behaves and how food affects it and what we should be aiming for.
When our body is in the middle of 'fasting', our blood sugar may be at its lowest although still normal. However, after a period of time, it will rise by itself to give us energy to take on the day or the activity we to do. If we take our blood sugar readings at various points in the very early morning (or the middle of the night), we would probably see levels in the high 70's to the middle 80's. Waking up to these would put us in the 'normal' range but at the same time, the blood sugar will sometimes start to rise by itself, as I just described, to keep us from lethargy but end up higher than normal values. How can we have lower fasting levels in the normal range?
Not overloading on carbs the night before. Eating some protein and vegetables (not potatoes or corn - which is a grain) at dinner. After dinner, before bed, try eating a small snack of unsweetened yogurt, some cheese, some peanut butter or cream cheese on celery, some nuts, a hard-boiled egg or even a couple of spoons of chicken salad!
You might have had a better fasting after eating ice cream the night before because of the fat in the ice cream. Fat can temper the blood sugar spikes to a point. Pastries and other baked goods have flour and flour raises blood sugar very high. So-called 'sugar free' pastries are useless for diabetics or people who are insulin-resistant because of the flour. It's not just sugar that raises blood sugar. It's also honey, natural maple syrup, agave syrup, corn syrup, molasses. Check the labels on the containers for carb content.
So, as I had written previously, the best thing for you to do is follow a low carb eating plan and get some regular exercise to help control your blood sugar. I don't know how much the OTC supplements are helping, however. Your doctor told you that you were type 2. What has he told you to do?
I'm happy that you have been cancer-free since that surgery! I wish you a healthy 2017 as well!
Lanie"The Happy Bunny"diabetes moderatordiabetes type 2 controlled by diet and exercise and
very low carb way of eating
Post Edited (LanieG) : 1/3/2017 9:13:56 AM (GMT-7)