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Old 05-09-2013, 19:59   #1
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I usually get up around 6 a.m. Play on the computer till about 8, then I take my BS. Do our numbers continue to go down after rising....am I taking an inaccurate reading by waiting 2 hours?

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Actually, if you suffer with dawn phenomenon, your numbers are more likely to continue rising if you wait before testing. In my experience, testing immediately upon waking is a must, and then a coupla bites of some zero-carb nourishment to signal my liver that I'm not starving so it doesn't need to intervene with any additional glucose delivered to my bloodstream.



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Personally, mine is the lowest when I get up. But other people say they are high when they get up and then goes down (dawn phenomenon – liver dumps glucose to wake you up)

So perhaps test first thing then after two hours just to check

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Oh my, very interesting!

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Honestly, I've seen mine go both ways. If I test when I get out of bed and then test one or two hours later but before eating, some days it's higher than it was when I first woke up and some days it's lower. With me, it can be either way on any given day.

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Mine seems to be lowest around 8.5-9 hours after my last meal. If i wake up earlier, i test then and i test later and if i wake up later than 10 hours then i am sure that dawn phenomenon has sunk in. A piece of cheese before bed helps control dawn phenomenan and cravings for me.

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Thanks, I'll try the protein snack idea. I was afraid that ANY food late evening would raise the morning reading.

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Some of us see the opposite. If I don't eat a snack before bed, I wake up to a very high reading. It's trial and error.

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Since I've BH eating BH "cheesecake" I haven't had a need to snack after dinner. And my morning numbers are so much better. Perhaps you may need to up your fat intake at dinner time? Worked wonders for me.

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Oh my, very interesting!
I agree, very interesting.

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My question in this same line is

Does it matter if I wake and take it at different times of the morning?

Some days I have to be up and out by 5-5:30am and other days I get to sleep in till 7-8am

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