What Should Blood Sugar Be At Bedtime

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My Three Most Important Blood Sugar Readings

In my own blood sugar management and life with diabetes, there are three times of day that are the most important to me. Knowing what my blood sugar is at these times of day has become so important because I’ve seen how much they impact how I feel, what my A1C level is, and how much they effect my blood sugars for the entire day. Those three times of day are: Fasting blood sugar (right when I wake up, before eating breakfast) Bedtime blood sugar (right before I go to bed and pass out for 8 hours) Post-Prandial blood sugar (1-2 hours after any meal) My pre-meal blood sugar is of course very important, but the three times of day listed above are crucial to ensuring that my pre-meal blood sugar is on target. When I focus on those three, my pre-meal blood sugar doesn’t seem to be an issue. Here are a few tips and explanations for why these three times of day are so important. Fasting Blood Sugar This blood sugar, first thing in the morning, the most important to me. I’d like it to be between 70 to 110 mg/dL. Not only is this blood sugar reading a reflection of your basal rate or long-acting insulin dose while you’re sleeping, it’s also a reflection of what you ate at dinner/d 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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