I also struggle with Dawn Phenomenon- I can go to bed with a BG level in the 70's and will wake up at 120 unless I eat a snack before I go to bed. I tried exercise right before bed, not going to bed until my BG was down to pre-meal levels; taking extra metformin at night - and nothing worked to reduce that AM level until I started eating.
I have been traveling for the last 10 days and my best AM number occurred after I ate a very late (10PM) dinner that included plenty of carbs, protein and fats. I expected to wake up at about 150, but I was only 81!!!!!(my usual is 92-98). There have been other posts here where folks ate fries or burgers in the middle of the night and woke up to excellent numbers. (Not that I am advocating eating burgers or fries to solve the problem!)
Jeannie gave you some excellent suggestions- I generally drink a glass of 2% fat milk with my bedtime meds- it has protein, fat, and carbs- and it keeps my stomach from wrenching up from the metformin.
Post Edited (gelchick) : 5/24/2007 2:35:30 PM (GMT-6)