Morning Blood Sugar

@ladym33 (11009)
United States
April 13, 2008 7:44pm CST
My morning blood sugars or I guess what you would call fasting blood sugars have been really high lately. I am wondering if that is because I get up and do several things before I take it, and I should really eat as soon as I get up. Any advice on how to keep the morning sugar levels down. I am on a diet where I am not eating any sugar at all, so I don't think it is my diet.
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@teison2 (5924)
• Norway
14 Apr 08
I don't think that activity make your blood sugar higher - it is more likely that it is the other way around. it is not only sugar, or refined sugar, that makes your blood sugar levels high. Maybe you eat lots of products with a high glucemic index. Like bread, potatoes, pasta etc. It may also be that your insuline does not work properly. mine does not. I have to be really really careful not to eat anything with a high or medium glucemid index. Hope you get it under control. maybe it would be a good idea to do a blood sugar test where they test how well your body gets rid of sugar? It is a real easy test where the fasting blood sugar is measured - then you drink sugarwater and sit still not eating or drinking anything else and measure again after two hours.
@ladym33 (11009)
• United States
14 Apr 08
Lately I have not eaten any pasta, potatoes or anything like that I am on a low carb diet, and mostly only eating lean meats and vegetables. That is why I am so surprised that my blood sugar is so high in the morning. I was diagnosed with diabetes a little over a year ago, but it was very mild, and I was able to keep it under control with out medication, now I am concerned that it may have gotten worse.
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@teison2 (5924)
• Norway
14 Apr 08
Sounds like you are doing everything by the rules Does you blood sugar level stay almost the same throughout the day? It is so frustrating when you do all you can to improve things and then it just don't work. I am trying metformin/glucopage right now to see if that will improve the way my insuline works. I am gaining weight all the time even if I follow a strict diet. I need to fix that.
@Kowgirl (3492)
• United States
17 Apr 08
I too suffered from high blood sugar levels in the morning so I asked my doctor about it and he said it was normal. It is caused from your liver releasing stored sugar. It does this when we haven't had anything to eat for 6 to 8 hours. Any longer than that and your body goes into a saving mode, where it will start to compensate for a missed meal. This is why it is so important for us to eat 3 meals and 3 snacks every day. As for the sugar...You don't have to give up sugar completely, a small amount wont hurt your glucose. The brain runs off the sugar your body makes (from the carbs we eat) PM me for more information on the GI diet and recipes. Have a great day Kowgirl
@ahalapia (946)
• United States
15 Apr 08
It sounds like you might need your insulin adjusted either the nighttime dose increased or the time at which you take it changed. I had trouble for awhile with my fasting levels and after a few adjustments from the doctor the levels started to change.
@rsa101 (13337)
• Philippines
15 Apr 08
I guess you need to have to consult to your doctor about your situation. I think the normal is that you get a normal or below normal blood sugar early in the morning. When your sugar is excessively high then it shows that your sugar was not absorbed by your body and it just stayed in your bloodstream which is dangerous and is not good at all.