In Type 1 Diabetics, What Is The Reason For Blood Sugar Spikes At Nighttime?
As a diabetic on insulin for 50 years I have personally come across this problem but I wish to point out that my thoughts on the matter may not necessarily apply to another Type 1 diabetic - what I offer is not to taken as medical advice or opinion, rather a sharing of thoughts. Also you have a great set of answers already. To gather the facts - You describe a sugar spike 3 hours after the evening meal of meat and vegetables, a carbohydrate intake of some 15g.. I do not have details of what insulin regime you are on with which to compare to my experience of some 45 years on insulin injections such as Regular insulin and Protophane, Actrapid, Novorapid and Levemir, or 4 1/2 years on Novorapid via an insulin pump. On insulin injections, there were times when I wondered if the effect of long acting morning insulin was wearing off by the evening and that meant the short-acting insulin evening dose was inadequate and too slow off the mark to cope with the sugar from the evening meal. Increasing that short-acting dose would help in this regard however there was a risk of the short-acting insulin causing a hypo after midnight as the evening long acting insulin dose began to have effect wh Continue reading >>