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Old 03-27-2010, 11:03 AM   #1
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Sugar High in AM

Just wondering if anyone can help me. Im just newly diagnosed with diabetes & was put on meds, jauvia . I am finding that my sugar is highest in the morning after fasting all night. Any reason why this would be?

 
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Old 03-27-2010, 11:12 AM   #2
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Re: Sugar High in AM

i need to now too
had mine down to 115 and today it was 164
i have been at this for 3 weeks and started with a fasting blood sugar of 361
so its better but not great
hope people out there can help us both

 
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Old 03-27-2010, 11:40 AM   #3
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Re: Sugar High in AM

Blood sugar is often higher in the morning due to something called the Dawn Phenomenon. This is where your liver releases stored glucose in preparation for the busy day ahead. It happens to everyone, diabetic and non-d alike. Since people with diabetes do not metabolize the glucose properly, it ends up being higher due to this phenomenon. Some people have luck short circuiting this event by eating a small snack (with some protein and carb or fat) at bedtime. It doesn't work for everyone, but some find success.

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Old 03-30-2010, 07:56 PM   #4
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Re: Sugar High in AM

I have that and my diabetes nurse calls it leaky liver syndrome and is common. I was put on a low dose of Metformin and it helped.my day reading have always been quite good but morning fasting was low 7's

 
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I have that and my diabetes nurse calls it leaky liver syndrome and is common. I was put on a low dose of Metformin and it helped.my day reading have always been quite good but morning fasting was low 7's
Sounds a bit like your nurse is "baby" talking you. It has nothing to do with the liver being leaky. It is a natural function that happens to everyone. If the liver actually "leaks", which is possible, you end up with elevated liver enzymes, not higher blood sugar.
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Old 04-10-2010, 04:31 PM   #6
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ive been a type one for 22 years and i agree with the dawn phenomenon as i too suffer from this. if you are using a pump, see if you can adjust your basal rate at around 2am to a slightly higher rate. if you are using injections, see if your doctor would think adding a long acting insulin shot before bed would work? i havent dealt with insulin shots for a while so I am not sure if that would work but I know when using my pump i have to increase my insulin amount slightly over night to cover this.

 
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