What Should My Blood Sugar Be When I Wake Up

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What Is Normal Blood Sugar?

Thank you for visiting my website! If you need help lowering your blood sugar level, check out my books at Amazon or Smashwords. If you’re outside of the U.S., Smashwords may be the best source. —Steve Parker, M.D. * * * Physicians focus so much on disease that we sometimes lose sight of what’s healthy and normal. For instance, the American Diabetes Association defines “tight” control of diabetes to include sugar levels as high as 179 mg/dl (9.94 mmol/l) when measured two hours after a meal. In contrast, young adults without diabetes two hours after a meal are usually in the range of 90 to 110 mg/dl (5.00–6.11 mmol/l). What Is a Normal Blood Sugar Level? The following numbers refer to average blood sugar (glucose) levels in venous plasma, as measured in a lab. Portable home glucose meters measure sugar in capillary whole blood. Many, but not all, meters in 2010 are calibrated to compare directly to venous plasma levels. Fasting blood sugar after a night of sleep and before breakfast: 85 mg/dl (4.72 mmol/l) One hour after a meal: 110 mg/dl (6.11 mmol/l) Two hours after a meal: 95 mg/dl (5.28 mmol/l) Five hours after a meal: 85 mg/dl (4.72 mmol/l) (The aforementioned meal Continue reading >>

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  1. Peg61

    Blood glucose levels that increase during the morning before eating

    Hi. I have Type 2 Diabetes and am on Janumet and Actos 15. My initial glucose upon waking at 3:15 is good: 100-125. I workout, drink coffee, and get ready for work. When I test my sugar before I eat breakfast at 5:45, my glucose level jumps to as high as 175. Can anyone tell me why the big spike before I even eat?
    Thank you

  2. JoleneAL

    Peg61 - I'm having this problem with normal readings when I wake then an hour later, its up over 175. I don't eat breakfast for 3 hours after I wake. I was wondering how you managed to get yours under control? I read through the comments and am going to try and eat a Glucerna or low-carb/high protein bar when I get up before starting my morning routine and see if that helps. Thanks!

  3. Peg61

    Hi. Apparently this is very common. About 15 minutes after waking I drink an EAS high protein carb control shake, work out for about 30 minutes, shower, etc. I eat breakfast about 2 1/2 hour later and when I test my blood sugar before I eat breakfast, it only goes up a little from about 110 when I wake up to about 130 before I eat breakfast. I also began using stevia in my coffee instead of splenda, and powder creamer instead of liquid creamer. My readings 2 hours after breakfast only goes up 10 points or less. I hope this works for you. Good luck

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