What Should Blood Sugar Be At Bedtime

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Sleep Hacks To Lower Your Blood Sugar

As a diabetic, you probably already know how important it is to eat right, exercise, and take your meds. Here’s something you may not know about controlling blood sugar: Sleep plays a vital role in maintaining normal blood sugar levels. Get less than six hours on most nights and you're three times more likely to have elevated blood sugar levels, according to research published in the Annals of Epidemiology. Even just one sleepless night can interfere with your body's ability to use insulin (and therefore regulate glucose), according to Dutch researchers. Too little sleep also leads to more weight gain: In a national survey of 87,000 people, one-third of participants who slept less than six hours were obese. And when researchers at Columbia University analyzed 20 years' worth of data on more than 68,000 women, they found that those who got five hours or less weighed about five pounds more and were 15% more likely to become obese than those who slept seven hours. Most adults need between seven and nine hours a night, yet one in five Americans regularly sleeps less than six hours, and nearly 70% of women report frequent sleep troubles, according to national polls. The best strategy 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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