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Cheshioo 05-16-2012 15:28

morning blood sugar
 
Hi I am a newbie. I am a little upset as I woke with a fasting blood sugar of 121. I let myself have a 100 calorie bag of popcorn after dinner, as I went to the gym and I thought I would give myself a treat. How concerned should I be? I know about dawn effect-- so I am thinking it might be this as well. Ate breakfast and tested at work and I am now 90. Do you think it was the popcorn? I did eat a piece of cheese with it, so I would have some protein as well.

Thanks.

skb 05-16-2012 15:35

It was in probability the popcorn ? What are your usual FBG numbers ? Expect the higher number to hang around for a couple of days. As you replenish your glycogen stores, it takes a couple of days to deplete that.

Cheshioo 05-16-2012 15:53

Fbg
 
They have been 105, 87, 103, 112, 105, that is basically where it has been. I had been trying to drink a little wine and a piece of cheese before bed-- that seemed to keep my liver busy over night, dealing with that and not making glucose I mean.

John.in.France 05-16-2012 16:00

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Originally Posted by Cheshioo (Post 98152)
Hi I am a newbie. I am a little upset as I woke with a fasting blood sugar of 121. I let myself have a 100 calorie bag of popcorn after dinner, as I went to the gym and I thought I would give myself a treat. How concerned should I be? I know about dawn effect-- so I am thinking it might be this as well. Ate breakfast and tested at work and I am now 90. Do you think it was the popcorn? I did eat a piece of cheese with it, so I would have some protein as well.

Thanks.

The issue with Diabetes is that we all react slightly differently to things. As a general rule any and all carbohydrate snacks will cause spikes and should therefore be avoided. Treat yourself to a nice chunk of good cheese or a handful of nuts instead :)

Have you explored Blood Sugar 101 yet? That site explains much better than I can the concept of "eating to your meter".

Basically you need two things. A glucose meter (and a lot of test strips) and a nice big notebook which will become your food log. For a few weeks track everything (and I do mean everything) you eat. When, how much you had, what your blood glucose figure was before you ate, what it looked like 1 hour and 2 hours afterwards.

The dawn phenomenon can be a pest - but as your control improves, its impact will reduce.

Good luck, and welcome to the club.

John

silvertiger 05-16-2012 17:52

Your exercise may have increased your BG levels. I always test before eating any carbs so I know what my limit is. Also, Dawn Phenomenon seems to disregard logic.

jwags 05-16-2012 18:22

The problem is there are no rules for diabetics that work for everyone. Some of us seem to have more active livers than other D's. It is not about the calories but the carbs. When we eat extra carbs , especially in the evening the extra carbs that we don't need for immediate energy will get stored as glycogen in our liver. This is what gets converted to glucose in the early morning hours. Over mother's day weekend I had too many carbs and my morning bgs have been terrible all week. As far as exercise goes, I try to exercise late morning or early afternoon for best results. When I exercise in the evening my bgs are usually higher in the morning for some reason.


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