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hi! I am a newly diagnosed Type 2 diabetic. For right now my doc wants to test only before I eat and at bedtime. I have been noticing that my highest numbers are in the morning unless I eat something really bad like ice cream. I have been cutting almost all carbs out and no bread. So i guess my question is: why is my highest number in the morning? what makes bg rise? so confused........

~wisprette :confused:
 
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Fasting blood glucose tests are higher, in most people, because the liver, the storage organ of glucose, dumps more glucose into your system to get you going upon rising. It's anticipative, roll with it...get busy!
 

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ahhh. So the better I get a handle on my BG, the lower the number will be in the mornings? I am usually running 104-122 right now. And when I go to bed it's anywhere from 104-130.
 
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ahhh. So the better I get a handle on my BG, the lower the number will be in the mornings? I am usually running 104-122 right now. And when I go to bed it's anywhere from 104-130.
How you handle your blood sugars will be consummate with what you FBG meter reads in the morning. It's just another testing earmark of your blood glucose control. On average...it's a few points higher than a random test, normally. If it's not...then adjustments need to be made, overall.

I'm barely diabetic. I know that's not a "type"...but it's my own designation. I support my diabetes through paying a little better attention to my diet, an exercise plan, and 18 units of Lantus along with my coffee in the morning. This is NOT a one-size-fits-all disease. From what I've gathered in the 16 months I've cruised the diabetes forums...is that everybody's different. A tough row to hoe if you're diagnoses is somewhat ambiguous, which it can be, but not unconquerable, with a little effort.
 

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Hello & welcome, wisprette . . . thank you for joining us! I hope you'll settle in & make yourself at home here; there's lots of support, knowledge, wisdom & experience to be found here.

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Hello & welcome, wisprette . . . thank you for joining us! I hope you'll settle in & make yourself at home here; there's lots of support, knowledge, wisdom & experience to be found here.

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I see that Shanny and I am forever greatful! This is all so new and some of it confusing, but with new friends here I think I'll be ok!
 
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