Dawn Phenomenon Prediabetes

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Take Control Over Your Weight By Managing Your Blood Sugar?

Monitoring and managing blood sugar is an extremely effective way to manage carbohydrates and gain control over weight. Check blood sugars Immediately prior to And then 30 to 60 minutes After the start of each meal. Ideally, the blood sugar 30-60 min. after a meal should be no higher than prior to eating. This simple insight provides Helps rapidly reverse diabetes and pre-diabetes, and The goal here is not to control blood sugar with medication or insulin but to identify problem foods that provoke blood sugar and insulin, thereby impairing your weight-loss efforts. Using a finger-stick blood sugar meter both pre and post-meal can be a very powerful tool for weight loss and the reversal of metabolic distortions such as high blood sugar. How to apply the information? If your blood sugar increases from, say, 90 mg/ dl to 140 mg/ dl 30 to 60 minutes after eating, then re-examine the foods you ate to identify the culprit. The answer will be found in some hidden or underappreciated source of carbohydrates. Cut back on your portion size or eliminate that food. In the meantime, go for a walk, ride a stationary bike for 20 minutes, or engage in some other light activity to drop your blood s Continue reading >>

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  1. kmax

    Diabetes - Dawn Phenomenon Question

    I had a Blood Test, part of a physical, done by my doctor and my fasting Glucose was high at 107. Below 100 is normal. My doctor didn't say anything to me about it, I retrieved a copy of the test myself and spotted it. Being that one of my parents was Diabetic, I was concearned about this number and went out and bought a home monitor.
    I then started testing throughout the day and particularly two hours after meals. All my readings were below 100 except for one at 105. However, my fasting glucose is still high at 83 to 90. Note: I am using a meter that uses whole blood so the scale is about 20% less than a blood labs.
    I searched here and Minotaur mentioned something about the Dawn Phenomenon. I Googled that and found some info about Glucose rising before breakfast (early morning). It looks like I suffer from this but my question is does this mean I am a Diabetic? Even though my numbers during the day are good. Also, this is all new to me and I think may be misinterpreting the readings. Could I be?
    Thanks for any help here.

  2. Minotaur

    [Minotaur's ears perk up] Huh?
    A fasting b.g. of 83-90 is excellent and represents non-diabetes. But being that a parent was diabetic, your chances go up greatly that you will be too. Some doctors still go by the old scale that anything less than 110 fasting is non-diabetic. But the more current and cautious information is to consider anything over 100 as "pre-diabetic".
    If this is the first time you've had this blood work done, it's nothing to knee-jerk over. But it should be repeated and watched. And an oral glucose tolerance test should be done, as well as a fasting insulin level. Those together will paint the whole picture.
    I don't think Dawn Phenomenon by itself means one is diabetic. It means the liver has dumped a lot of glucose into the blood to prepare for waking. It's what the body DOES with the excess glucose, or not, that tells the story.

  3. stephenlouis

    The short answer based on what little info you have given is NO. You are not even "Pre-Diabetes". A new term for impaired fasting glucose or impaired glucose tolerance. Pre-diabetes is characterized by glucose levels that are higher than normal, but not high enough to be diagnostic of diabetes. Usually those who have pre-diabetes do not have any symptoms but, if nothing is done to lower their glucose levels, they are at great risk of developing diabetes within about 10 years.
    youy first reading was in that range at 107, 100 to 125 mg/dL (5.6 to 6.9 mmol/L) is the range.
    your other readings are normal.

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