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Old 07-21-2018, 19:40   #11
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May be worthwhile to keep a log of what you are eating along with the amount of carbs being consumed. I know for myself if I am following a strict low carb regimen the numbers are consistent. But if I stray for a few days; I may not see a rise in my blood glucose. Then when I least expect it my liver decides to play havoc on me and I have higher blood sugars in the morning even though I was back to a low carb diet. Almost seems like my liver is a tank and when it gets full it spills over.

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Something like that might have been what happened to me. I had a trip to Hong Kong, and while I was there, because I have other eating restrictions besides diabetes, I was much less careful about carbs. When I came back, things seemed to be okay, but a week or so later my morning blood sugars started to go crazy, peaking over the past few days. I'm dramatically restricting carbs, cutting out coffee, and eating something with fat and protein in the morning to see if that resets my system. I'll update this thread as I go. I really appreciate the help I've already received here!

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I know when my blood sugar goes up i want to know exactly what caused the elevation as if diabetes is a algebra equation and by solving the variables, the answer will line up. What is x amount of carbs, stress hormones like cortisol/adrenaline, glucagon, medication changes, infection, too little insulin, inflammation, or a change in the body's production of insulin. Its like doing a forensic investigation which will lead to solving the case.

In a great majority of cases i can find the instigator on why glucose was out of my norm but once in a while i cant. So 2 weeks ago i asked my endo why is that I cant always find the culprit, he says its like traffic on the freeways in Los Angeles, even in the best of conditions and and for no reason at all, it just happens. What would Albert Einstein say to this? How would he explain such an illogical theory? I still cant sleep as the Dr's random answer is met with my own reply of none other than Star Treks Commander Spock




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Welcome to the forum David. You've come to the right place. Hope to see you around.

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It also could be body change. You might have hit that point where your body just does that. Could be age, food, drink, stress, anxiety, depression, or some other variable that was a catalyst.

I've found if snack all day and eat a big dinner, my bs stays under 120 and even drops to half of that once in a while. But......if I stick to the way my Dr. tells me I should eat, my bs can stay over 150 most of the time. And thats opposite of what was going on with me about 3-4 years ago. At that time, I could eat ONE little piece of food and my bs would skyrocket (even on meds and walking every day), so I ate very little of anything. Now I can even eat some fast food once in a while and it doesn't even do anything to my bs.

It's really weird. So, it might just be your body changing with whats been going on all these years.

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How quickly or slowly you eat carbs makes a difference. If you down 30g carbs in 60 seconds the rate of glucose elevation is higher than if you took 30 min.

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Hi. We're pretty close in age & experience.
I also have a variation in blood glucose when I wake up. Sometimes I'll wake up at 97, sometimes at 130, sometimes at 275.
You'll get lots of advice from your doctor, but diabetes is different in all of us & even on different days, so I don't think your doctor will be able to provide a solution that will always work.

I've found that when I have a carb snack before bed--like dried mango, apple, I'll wake up with a lower number - closer to 90-150. That seems contrary to "normal" but it's possible that I get low during sleep & adrenaline is produced due to sensing an emergency low. On those mornings, I'll wake up sweaty, which may mean I went low during sleep. You might try that a few nights & see what happens. I'm talking about unsweetened, unsulphured dried fruit & only 2-3 slices.

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Hi. We're pretty close in age & experience.
I also have a variation in blood glucose when I wake up. Sometimes I'll wake up at 97, sometimes at 130, sometimes at 275.
You'll get lots of advice from your doctor, but diabetes is different in all of us & even on different days, so I don't think your doctor will be able to provide a solution that will always work.

I've found that when I have a carb snack before bed--like dried mango, apple, I'll wake up with a lower number - closer to 90-150. That seems contrary to "normal" but it's possible that I get low during sleep & adrenaline is produced due to sensing an emergency low. On those mornings, I'll wake up sweaty, which may mean I went low during sleep. You might try that a few nights & see what happens. I'm talking about unsweetened, unsulphured dried fruit & only 2-3 slices.
Thanks, I'll give that a shot. One thing I'm testing now is the effect of eating the moment I get up, as suggested earlier in this thread. So far, that seems to be helping.

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the only way youll know if your low during the night is to get up and test your blood sugar at 2am ,4 am, 6 am ................ and what is an "emergency low" for you? emergency refers to requiring assistance as one is not able to treat themselves. Some diabetics feel the sweating, shakiness, hunger, heart racing in 70's. There can be 3 to 4 hormones responding to glucose levels below normal, 1. glucagon, 2. adrenaline, 3. cortisol depending at what level your at.

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the only way youll know if your low during the night is to get up and test your blood sugar at 2am ,4 am, 6 am ................ and what is an "emergency low" for you? emergency refers to requiring assistance as one is not able to treat themselves. Some diabetics feel the sweating, shakiness, hunger, heart racing in 70's. There can be 3 to 4 hormones responding to glucose levels below normal, 1. glucagon, 2. adrenaline, 3. cortisol depending at what level your at.
Thanks. I don't have a problem with being low during the night, or with my bg being high when I wake up. It's only after I wake up that it starts to rise, and then it rises for about three hours and gradually drops off, regardless of whether I have a no-carb breakfast, a low-carb breakfast, or no breakfast at all. This is a recent symptom, and baffling. I'm trying different variables to see if I can isolate something that makes a change.

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could be dawn phenomenon. you can read more about it below

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-...t/faq-20057937

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