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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 words...be 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?


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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.
 

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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,
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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.
 
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