Why Do Blood Sugar Levels Drop At Night

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How To Treat A Low Blood Sugar At Night

It’s the worst. The worst! If you are treating your diabetes with insulin, you know what I’m talking about. That feeling when you wake up in the middle of the night soaked in sweat and shaking due to low blood sugar. Your whole body goes into stress mode, and all you can think about is eating! I absolutely hate it, so I wanted to share my approach on how to treat low blood sugar at night with you guys. I hope this can help some of you and I would love to hear your best advice and tricks as well. If you have a smart way of dealing with nightly lows, please write it in the comments below this post so everyone can learn it. So How Do I Treat Low Blood Sugar At Night? What I do is treat it for what it is, a medical emergency. So I test my blood sugar and immediately eat or drink 8-15 grams of carbs in the form of 2 glucose tablets or 125 ml juice. I then assess whether I need a low glycemic carb as well (you can read more about low-glycemic carbs here). The assessment is pretty quick, and for me only involves checking that I didn’t bolus within the last 4 hours. If I did, I might have to cover that with a few rice cakes. The reason why I say 4 hours is because I bolus with Novolo Continue reading >>

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  1. diabeticmidfielder

    Of Low Blood Sugar and Nightime

    After talking to a friend with diabetes recently, I have been thinking about dropping low during the night and how scary that can be. I'm lucky enough to wake up, without exception, whenever I drop below 55 or 60.
    Has anyone had serious issues with dropping low during the night and what do you do to make sure that doesn't happen without running high during the night and in the morning?

  2. oak park way

    my husband always drop in the early morning hours i can tell because he is talking silly and not himself what can i do to

  3. cm - 15868

    I too suffer from my blood sugar dropping at night. Have you tried having a snack before bedtime? I started having a snack before bedtime and it has worked for me. Try having 1 slice of bread with peanut butter, cheese or any other protein.
    Good Luck

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