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How To Lower Morning Blood Sugar

It seems strange to be able to keep blood sugar levels in control throughout the day and have morning blood sugar high, right? I mean, it doesn't seem logical. After all, you haven't eaten anything so it should be lower shouldn't it? It's a common assumption and it would seem logical, but it is common for people with type 2 diabetes to have high blood sugar in the morning. Why? Because your body continues to produce glucose even when you don't eat. It's called gluconeogenesis. This is a natural process for all of us. But in diabetes many people have increased gluconeogensis. Another reason is that cortisol (our stress hormone) is the hormone that slowly increases in levels from around 3 am onwards to reach it’s peak early in the morning. Cortisol has a direct influence on blood sugar levels too – elevating them. Still, there are practical things you can do to lower morning blood sugar levels, here's how… How to Lower Morning Blood Sugar Lowering morning highs has a lot to do with your overall health, diet, and lifestyle and usually incorporates a number of different factors. Put some of the following things into practice, give it some time, and no doubt you will start seeing Continue reading >>

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  1. momtohail

    bedtime glucose

    Hi everyone,
    What is a "normal" bedtime blood glucose reading for a non-diabetic? Keeping an eye on my daughter until she has an appt. with a pediatric endo in a few weeks. I'm just not sure what her bedtime reading should be. Thanks.
    Michele

  2. Shanny

    I'm usually happy if mine is around 100, and I often have a small protein snack before bed - a piece of cheese or a bite of meat.

  3. momtohail

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    Originally Posted by Shanny
    I'm usually happy if mine is around 100, and I often have a small protein snack before bed - a piece of cheese or a bite of meat. Is that what it should be for a non-diabetic?

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