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I had gestational diabetes with 3 back-2-back pregnancies. Then tested not diabetic 6 months after last pregnancy. Now 8 years later just recently tested as Type 2. So I'm trying to get a handle on the diet again. I'm on Metformin 500mg 1x daily. I've tried taken in morning and night and haven't seen a big difference. I've had a problem with bad morning numbers.

Yesterday fasting was 213. After lunch I was down to 123. Two Hrs after dinner @7pm I was 128 (philly cheese steak on whole wheat bun - 38 carb 24 protein). Nothing but water after that. This morning at 7am my blood sugar was 249.

Outside of this, if I eat cleanly, my blood sugar is spot on. I also take R-ALA 200mg 3x daily with meals and 1000mg of cinnamon in morning.

I've read about the Dawn Syndrome and that exercise at night can help. I'm going to do my walking this evening to see how that may help. Any additional suggestions? Thanks for input!
 

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Hello and welcome to our community. Some Type 2 diabetics take a second medication to help with DP (Dawn Phenomenon). It would be taken at bed time. Ask your doctor about that. I know several Type 2 diabetics who take a small dose of insulin to counteract DP but they continue their Metformin as well. Eventually many Type 2's become totally insulin dependant when they no longer produce any of their own insulin. Some even use an insulin pump. Stay healthy, keep your control as good as possible with a low A1c and your pancreas should continue producing insulin for a very long time, maybe always! A low carb diet, exercise and staying close to your ideal weight are necessary for the kind of control you need to maintain long term good health with diabetes. I have been a Type 1 diabetic for 64 years and I am very healthy.

Richard
 
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