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ChronicJ

680d

High glucose in morning. It has been getting worse over the years. Advice and reasons why?

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    • Naina

      657d

      My endo has told me that sometimes the body thinks it's dropping so it release a chemical to help bring the blood sugar up. Not sure what the term is for it but she recommends eating a snack before going to bed so your body doesnt release the chemicals i guess. Dont know if that made any sense but. TLDR- Eat something before bed to prevent high glucose in the morning?

    • Naina

      657d

      My endo has told me that sometimes the body thinks it's dropping so it release a chemical to help bring the blood sugar up. Not sure what the term is for it but she recommends eating a snack before going to bed so your body doesnt release the chemicals i guess. Dont know if that made any sense but. TLDR- Eat something before bed to prevent high glucose in the morning?

    • ChronicJ

      666d

      Thank you all for sharing. I believe it's a mixture for me. I don't have a consistent use of a libre atm. Right now im poking my fingers. I guess you all are just too sweet for your own good. 😉 I hope I can get this managed enough to feel functional and not drag. Thank you

    • maic

      671d

      This has been a thing for me for sooo long and my Endo kept lowering my overnight basal dose insisting it was a somgyi swing but 90% of the time it wasn't... I can tell when I fell asleep when I look at my dexcom because I'll be stable around 150 and all the sudden it starts to climb and I wake up at 350 feeling sluggish/nauseous af

      • 1stMayflowers

        670d

        @maic oh geez! That sucks!! So it only starts to climb after you fall asleep, and without a low setting it off? What in the world..? I totally get what you're saying about it being difficult to wake up high. When I am, I often feel really grumpy, plus frustrated that it's even happening, on top of the physical feeling of being high. Do you have any idea for why it's happening?

        • maic

          666d

          @1stMayflowers no but my Endo has adjusted my basal rate more recently to make up for it. I use omnipod so I get 0.6 units/hr between 6am-7am, 0.5 units/hr 6pm-midnight, and 0.55 units/hr midnight to 6am. We make adjustments now based on dexcom trends but omnipod is great because the basal rate can be so finely tuned. I still have night/morning highs but it's not as regular or extreme all the time anymore

    • 1stMayflowers

      677d

      My first thought is Dawn phenomenon too. It comes and goes for me. I try to eat and take insulin ASAP after waking. I've heard of people taking a shot before they actually get up, too. Another term is "Feet on floor", so they don't mess around! I use the Libre CGM (but technically mine's not a CGM), and it's been helpful in pinpointing when my glucose starts to spike. Oh!! It's also possible you are going LOW in the night, your liver kicks out some glucose, and you catch it after the rise.

      • maic

        671d

        @1stMayflowers I am one of those that wakes up an hour before I have to start getting ready so I can give myself a bolus to bring it down before i actually have to get up and function as a human getting ready for work. So hard to "wake up" for the day when your body feels like a weight is dragging you from the moment you get up because you're so high

    • renee85

      677d

      Dawn phenomenon? Are you on a CGM? I found the closed loop system with the Dexcom CGM and the Tandem pump have really helped my levels.

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