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morning blood sugar high!

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 19, 2007
  • 00:45 PM

Hi, I suffer alot with hypoglycemia (and other problems) In the mornings my blood sugar levels are usually low (has been as low as 1.4mmol) i know that it can be lower than the normal range in the mornings but it is usually in the low 3's and 2'smmol. What i wanted to know is this:
the last couple of days my blood sugar has been 5.6mmol etc in the morning.It has never been anywhere near the 5'smmol in the mornings since ive been testing it (every morning - it bearly goes above the low 4'smmol). About an hour-hour and a half before i tested it i woke feeling really hungery/ strange feeling hard to describe. Could my blood sugar have been higher than usual because my sugar levels had dropped? please post back. Thanks.

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  • yeswhen the blood glucose drops too low, your body will try to self-correct when it gets to a certain point. I believe I have read the point is around 68 and then you will get a 'liver dump' where glucagon from the liver will be released to raise the blood sugar back to normal.I would suggest eating a balanced dinner with plenty of fat/protein in addition to carbs to help you get through the night w/o dropping low.
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  • Hi, I suffer alot with hypoglycemia (and other problems) In the mornings my blood sugar levels are usually low (has been as low as 1.4mmol) i know that it can be lower than the normal range in the mornings but it is usually in the low 3's and 2'smmol. What i wanted to know is this: the last couple of days my blood sugar has been 5.6mmol etc in the morning.It has never been anywhere near the 5'smmol in the mornings since ive been testing it (every morning - it bearly goes above the low 4'smmol). About an hour-hour and a half before i tested it i woke feeling really hungery/ strange feeling hard to describe. Could my blood sugar have been higher than usual because my sugar levels had dropped? please post back. Thanks. I totally understand what you are going thru. I have suffered with Low Sugar (hypoglycemia) for over 20 yrs. I from my experience find that I eat something before I go to bed, for example a fruit granola bar. Something that takes a little longer to break down. Mornings like you are my most difficult. Try someting healthy but will last longer in your system. And eat it just before bedtime. Everyone is different, but this is what keep me a little more stable.Boni
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