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@eonealjr

Could you possibly be experiencing the “Dawn Phenomenon” or “Dawn Effect?”

See this article: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/diabetes/expert-answers/dawn-effect/faq-20057937

Note that this article talks about the effect as related to those taking insulin or other medications but, if I understand it correctly, it could also happen if you aren’t taking those medications. I also have high morning blood sugar. For me it tends to be higher than other times of the day, even though I haven’t had anything to eat and my blood sugar was lower before bed. My doctor says that this is not unusual and that my morning blood sugar will likely be the highest reading I get all day.

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@eonealjr, I have thought of that. I suppose it could be the problem but it’s not totally consistent. Mu A.M. #’s are mostly the highest, but occasionally this is not the case. This morning, for example, blood was 115 and yesterday it was 90. So, I just lack consistency. My endo has never mentioned it, but I may ask him when I see him again.
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retiredteacher

@retiredteacher I’m glad to see that you are getting some new ideas – keep in touch and let us know how you are doing. We look forward to hearing from you again. Teresa