wow thanks for all the info , ya are a great group of people and it helps so much to read what each has to say. am new at this . dont take meds yet trying to aviod them , if i can, my moms one and my sister so not sure its in my genes. thanks again ya are great.
the dawn phenomenon is quite common in people with diabetes.
This happens because your liver dumps glucose during the early morning to counter the fasting. IN people without diabetes insulin then steps up and keeps sugar levels normal. In people with diabetes, this may not happen efficiently and hence the high morning sugars.
Actually, a small snack (high protein and fat) before you sleep may help. Another option is doing some exercise in the evenings (may help some).
All the lifestyle things like eating low carb, exercising, normal weight may help.
For me I find the dawn phenomenon is worse if I eat too many carbs and/or too many calories the preceeding day. Low carb diet is my personal best remedy.
Monitor when it happens and what you ate the day before.
It could also reflect that your a slightly sick.... with a cold or something, when it can become worse.
Truely normal fasting blood sugar would be in range of 70 - 80. The 95 or 126 nos they use are already well above what is truely normal.
hum , right now i take nothing they say am prediabtic so am just checking my sugar levels. and i do not eat after 6 and i have not ate sugar :(
My sugar isn't always high first thing in the morning. How can above normal be normal?
Our sugar is always high first thing ibn the morning. It's normal.