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Why do #s go up when I havn't eaten?

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Hi all,

I was diagnoised with Type 2 in Aug-08...#s = 271 when disgnoised. I'm taking 500mg Metformin, twice daily. I'm obese; however, lost 60 lbs since Aug :) Doing all the right things: exercise, diet, doctor visits, etc. My numbers have been running 90 - 100 before breakfast & dinner, and reading 145 or less 1 hr after eating.

In the beginning, I noticed #'s would go up 10 to 20 points while sleeping. Then noticed exercise elevated my numbers to 150 or so. Now, I found that if I get up, check numbers, don't eat for a hour or two and do and do no work-just sit and surf the web (in other a bum before eating breakfast or taking Metfomin), then recheck #s - the numbers have spiked...from 90~100 to 190~250!!!

Why, if I haven't eaten anything, or exercised, do the numbers spike?

Determined To Beat It
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If you haven't eaten anything, your body thinks it's going to starve and the liver starts kicking out glucose. To prevent this it is much better to eat several small meals a day than three bigger ones and absolutely do not skip any meals. My glucose level stays much more even keel if I eat little bits all day long. Cheese and high fiber crackers, apple and peanut butter, etc. in between moderate sized meals.
Thanks for response...

That's makes a lot of since. When I was first diagnoised, that's the exact diet pan I followed...smaller meals and a protein/fiber snack in between. Lately, I've been skipping the snacks and just eating small small meals. My ignorance had me thinking only type 1 needed small meal management. Guess I am wrong.

Thanks for the insight!!! Also think it'stime to end teh fmily doctor and see a diabetes doc; my fam doc couldn't answer this question!

Thanks again,
Yes, it sounds like it's time to see an endocrinologist if your primary care doctor isn't very up on diabetes care. Good luck.
mine only raises for about 4 hours after a meal, which is just enough time for me to get hungry again.
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