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Old Wed, Sep-20-17, 06:17
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Question How to have lower morning blood sugar?

Any ideas why my blood sugar is 120 in the morning? My last A1C was 5.4. I want to make sure it stays low in the morning. Do I need snack of something at bed time. I don't do that now. Trying to keep it as low as possible.
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Old Wed, Sep-20-17, 11:54
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you may be experiencing Dawn Phenomenon as mentioned in this article below. I wouldn't fret too much about it. I don't think it's something you have much control over in the short term. Chive on!

https://idmprogram.com/dawn-phenomenon-t2d-8/

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...The Dawn Phenomenon, or higher blood sugars during fasting does not mean you are doing anything wrong. Itís a normal occurrence. It just means that you have more work to do.

Some people have normal blood sugars except for the Dawn Phenomenon. This still indicates that there is too much sugar stuffed into their liver. They need to keep burning down that sugar. It means there is much more work to be done before they are cleared of their diabetes.

Think about it this way. The Dawn Phenomenon is simply moving sugar from body stores (liver) into the blood. Thatís it. If your body stores are filled to bursting, then you will expel as much of that sugar as possible. By itself it is neither good nor bad. It is simply a marker that your body has too much sugar. Solution? Simple. Either donít put any sugar in (LCHF) or burn it off (Fasting). Even better? LCHF + IF.
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Old Wed, Sep-20-17, 16:58
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The only thing that keeps my fbg down below 100 is not eating at night. I don't eat anything after about 3 pm. If I feel hungry I drink broth or herb tea. If I succumb to temptation & eat something, my fbg will go up - it doesn't matter what I eat.

Of course, sometimes it goes up for no discernible reason. In the last 2 weeks I've had 3 fbg readings over 100 - from 103, 114 & 116. No difference in food or exercise.

You are your own lab rat, so experiment.
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Old Wed, Sep-20-17, 23:05
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Yes and yes, I get the dawn phenomenon, and avoid eating in the evening and I exerise in the morning immediately after waking. Yes, be your own lab rat!!
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I experience the dawn phenomenon no matter when I eat at evening or night. I have found having a low carb breakfast first thing when I get up gets the BGL down pretty fast.
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Old Sun, Oct-15-17, 19:58
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Yes and yes, I get the dawn phenomenon, and avoid eating in the evening and I exerise in the morning immediately after waking. Yes, be your own lab rat!!


I've learned that about the exercise. I don't do it that early, but before breakfast. When I was doing it after breakfast or after lunch, it was way too easy to put it off until the next day. And the next day!
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