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Morning Highs? How To Lower Morning Blood Sugar

As Type 2 Diabetes Develops During the years when type 2 diabetes slowly develops (which may be up to 10 years through developing metabolic syndrome and continuing on to prediabetes), hormonal control of blood glucose breaks down. To understand how your body responds, it's important to understand the essential hormones involved in blood glucose control. Four hormones are involved in blood glucose control: Insulin, made in the beta cells of the pancreas, helps the body use glucose from food by enabling glucose to move into the body's cells for energy. People with type 2 diabetes have slowly dwindling insulin reserves. Amylin, secreted from the beta cells, slows the release of glucose into the bloodstream after eating by slowing stomach-emptying and increasing the feeling of fullness. People with type 1 and type 2 diabetes are amylin-deficient. Incretins, hormones secreted from the intestines that include glucagon-like peptide 1 (GLP-1), enhance the body's release of insulin after eating. This in turn slows stomach-emptying, promotes fullness, delays the release of glucose into the bloodstream, and prevents the pancreas from releasing glucagon, putting less glucose into the blood. Gl Continue reading >>

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  1. Garlic

    I went for a physical and my A1C was really high - 10.1. This was last week.
    As a diabetic, I should have been taking care of myself better.... Though after the 10.1, I have really buckled down. I was already getting 5 hours a week of exercise, and now shooting for 7. Also, my physical let me know that I was doing something right, as my cholesterol and triglycerides had been cut in half since my last physical in 2012.
    So, I have cut my carbs back to about 125 a day. I was probably at 200 before. I have decided to not eat most white foods at all - bread, milk, pasta, rice, sugar. I still get some sugar in my 1 cup of coffee a day from the creamer I use.
    My doctor asked me to come back in September or October to see my progress. I have lost 20 pounds so far in 2013, with 90 to go.
    Realistically, if I do what I should, what might I expect for my A1C in September?.... Might I be able to get in the 7s?

  2. shespeaks

    Hi Garlic, welcome! Are you testing your BG at home? Your daily numbers will give you a general idea of what your A1C will be.
    When I was first diagnosed I dropped my A1C from 10.8 to 6.something in three months, but I wasn't eating as many carbs as you are. HOWEVER, every body is different!
    Congrats on your weight loss, and on taking control of your diabetes!

  3. Garlic

    TY she speaks.
    Yes I was testing, but apparently I had a bad meter, or I messed it up... My blood wok numbers from the lab were much higher than what I was getting. I am getting a new meter today.
    In any case, I am down 65 pounds from my all time high, and as I approach 51, the idea that I am not immortal has set in.

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