Originally Posted by mama8
Do any of you have problems getting your fasting numbers down, although over all your numbers are pretty good? My fastings are usually in the 140's and nothing I do seems to change that. I take Metformin 850 2 x day and then 500mg at bedtime.
Would fasting numbers like that cause any problems? The doctors don't seem to concerned, since my A1C's are around 6.0.
The "Dawn Phenomenon" is common for a lot of us Diabetic's. My fasting numbers are 100-120. I use to test myself as soon as I woke (even before a cup of coffee) it made me uncomfortable to see the high numbers. Now I don't test myself until I get to my office 2 hours later and they are always within my normal range of 80-90.
I worried about it at first and tried everything to bring my fasting numbers down but nothing worked and I found out sometimes nothing would.
As long as my fasting numbers aren't above 120 - they return to normal with the next hour or so. It's when my normal fasting number is above 120 that offset my day of having higher number ranges. And luckily that has not happened in a very long time.
I take no Diabetic medication and control my BG with diet and supplements...my recent A1C was 5.4.