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My blood sugars are high every morning around 180 to 200 .
If I don’t need anything in the morning they drop down to 76.
Has anybody had this problems ?
I dont know if im on the right group so i will just ask the quedtion and find out. Im having trouble sticking to foods that are diabetic friendly. Im 74 and have always eaten anything i want and it is hard to break this habit. How do i do this and remain faithful
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He said it would be minimum 6 months to get balance issues back. Maybe more for the remainder of my toe to take over for the part i lost
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@maurtura So you have some time before you can get on the golf course! You might check with your cardiac rehab folks and see if they recommend upper body exercises at this time when you have to stay off your feet. Have you started that type of exercise in cardiac rehab? Teresa
Hello @archer8119, and welcome to Connect.
I would like to introduce some other members with diabetes who might have a bit more to share about morning blood sugar levels. @ihatediabetes, @panicek @lesiel @minda77 @bogdel, @cowen150, @kbart, @nancywhite @amy75, and @lesiel, do you have any experience with blood sugar levels being high in the morning?
Hello @ihatediabetes It’s been awhile since we have heard from you with your camping, hiking stories. I hope that all is well with you. Have you climbed any new mountains lately (metaphorically or physically)? Teresa
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Hi, @archer8119, I know how difficult it can be to have high numbers in the morning when you haven’t eaten all day. One reason could be that your liver notices low sugar at some point throughout the night and gives you back some of the sugar it stores. When I was having this issue, my doctor suggested eating a snack before bed – around 100 calories with some carbs and protein. I often did a few bites of a low-fat cheese and some fruit. This gives you a boost to your sugar throughout the night and stops (or can stop) your liver from giving you more sugar.
Good luck managing your numbers. It can be tricky to figure out the best balance for your body, but it’s so freeing once you do.
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@masugahau What a good idea! Thanks for offering this suggestion. I’m glad that it worked for you. Teresa
This is a good tip, @masugahau. I continue to fight higher numbers in the morning. I have tried eating different combos of items, but to date I still have numbers in the 120’s, 130’s or 140’s. Then when I eat lunch, the numbers are what my endo says are normal—-100 or lower. I will try the carb/protein duo and see how that works. I appreciate your suggestion. I really need to get the A.M. numbers under control.
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@retiredteacher If you try the night time snack, let us know how it works for you. Teresa
I don’t have any fresh fruit, so I’ll have to wait until I get to the grocery store. But, I am going to try this. When I get the fruit and have this snack, I’ll let you know the results. I had a really bad fall, so I am out of commission until I get over this; right now I am hurt. But, I will get better and then get back on track.
@retiredteacher Oh, I am sorry to hear of your fall – please take care of yourself! Teresa
Good luck with your injury and your numbers! One idea, if it’s available where you live, is at-home grocery delivery. Amazon has a service called AmazonFresh, InstaCart works with a variety of stores and Fresh Direct is another option. I’ve tried all three at different times with great success.
We don’t have any help where I live. It’s in the middle of nowhere. A taxi to the closest place would cost $40.00. That’s grocery money, so I’ll wait. I wish I lived in a place that has agencies that help, but no luck here.
@retiredteacher I understand what you mean. Some of the best places for seniors to live are in metropolitan areas where there is senior transportation and other senior services. I’m sure there are advantages to your locale, however, not having senior services is a problem once you reach an age when you need that kind of assistance. Teresa
If I could write a book, I would explain all the things that happen with the coming of age. I was never sickly, always independent, and had no thoughts of what could happen in the Senior years. I would never have moved to an area where there are very basic amenities. I am not ready for an old folks home and neither is my husband, but we have found that there are just some things we cannot do—the mind is willing, but the body is not, as they say.
We’ve survived to this point, and we just continue to encourage each other. So as we say, “This too shall pass.”
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@masugahau Your info about why the number can rise is very helpful. I remember talking to my endocrinologist about this a long, long time ago and recently wondered why that occurs. He left town so currently my PCP is handling this but I think I will either travel to my old endo or find a good one close by. My PCP is obviously not as well informed as an endo would be.
This happened to me frequently in the morning. There were even a couple of times when it was low and then for some reason I tested again before eating and it was higher! My endo explained that sometimes your body compensates but I had forgotten why. They really do seem to be most concerned about the A1c and mine is good. I do generally do have a little snack before bed. Both bananas and cherries have some chemical in them that promotes sleep so I often try to have one of those.
@retiredteacher Sorry about your fall, take care of yourself. Falls as we age can be tough. I had a fall on concrete stairs when I was in my 50s and that has left me gun-shy still, particularly when on ice, although my fall had nothing to do with ice. I did break a vertabra though and will always pay for that. I had kyphoplasty for it but it still hurts and it sticks out looking like I have a second nose in the middle of my back! This was not as noticeable when I was heavier but now it is and sitting on a hard-backed chair is not comfortable.
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