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Good Snack Before Bed For Low Blood Sugar

Good Snack Before Bed for Low Blood Sugar by Ashley Ritzo, R.D. Snacking before bed is often said to be detrimental to your health, but a small bite to eat before hitting the hay can actually help stabilize your blood sugar levels while you sleep. Long periods of fasting -- like overnight -- can result in body processes that lead to suboptimal blood sugar levels. 1. Basic Physiology The level of sugar in your blood is regulated by hormones -- primarily insulin and glucagon. Insulin’s job is to pull the sugar out of circulation in your blood and deposit it into your cells, which can then use it for energy. Glucagon’s job is to pull sugar out of your body’s stores when not enough is circulating in your blood to provide adequate fuel to your brain and muscles. If these hormones aren't working properly or if you run out of stored sugar and your blood sugar level falls under the normal range of 70 mg/dL you can experience symptoms of low blood sugar. Signs of low blood sugar include shakiness, dizziness, sweating, extreme hunger and sleepiness. 2. The Somogyi Effect Sometimes people with diabetes experience the Somogyi effect, or rebound hyperglycemia. This occurs when the blood s Continue reading >>

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  1. Young1s

    Is There An Ideal Bedtime BG For You?

    I've been struggling with finding what my ideal bedtime BG should be in order to have an acceptable fasting number within range; with no great success. My numbers are all over the place and it'is frustrating me to no end.
    Here's a few examples:
    Bedtime: 116 Fasting: 148
    Bedtime: 145 Fasting: 115
    Bedtime: 119 Fasting: 137
    Bedtime: 97 Fasting: 147
    Bedtime: 166 Fasting: 134
    I'm aware that some of it has to do with liver dumping but at what point is the thing that's eluding me. And I'll admit that the "snack monster" can be one of my great nighttime demons, sometimes, but I never over do it and it's always a healthy snack.
    So I'm wondering if you've been able to find the balance and how did you do it? I know that because we're all different what works for you may not necessarily work for me but any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

  2. berrykins0

    me between 80 to 100. and moring the same my ac1 is 5.1 currently still taking 1 metformin in the moring.i count calories and carbs according my meal plan

  3. jayabee52

    Wow your BGs are essentially flatlined through your fasting nightime hrs?

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