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Why Is Blood Sugar Highest In The Morning

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Why Do I Have High Blood Sugar Levels In The Morning?

Some people experience very high blood sugar levels in the morning. But what implications does this have for a person's health? There are two main causes of high blood sugar in the morning, the dawn phenomenon and the Somogyi effect This article explores these two causes of high blood sugar levels in the morning. It also discusses what risk factors may cause people to experience them and gives practical advice around how to better manage blood sugar levels. Contents of this article: The dawn phenomenon The dawn phenomenon has to do with natural body changes that occur during the sleep cycle: Midnight - 3 a.m. While most people are sleeping, their body has little need for insulin. During this period, however, any insulin that may have been taken during the evening causes the blood sugar levels to drop off drastically. Between 3 - 8 a.m. The body automatically begins to dish out stored sugar (glucose) in preparation for the upcoming day. In addition, hormones that actively reduce the body's sensitivity to insulin are also being released. During this time period, counter-regulatory hormones are being released. This can interfere with insulin, which may lead to a rise in blood sugar. T Continue reading >>

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  1. nebraska15

    Keto diet - morning blood sugar are still high

    My dr recently took me off my type 2 meds because I'd been doing so well but my morning readings where my only issue. To watch that with continued diet n exercise
    so I've been a week on this keto diet where my carbs are under 20 carbs for the day. I've lost 5 lbs so far but my morning fasting blood sugar numbers are still high around 147 and my dr told me to keep them under 130 for mornings. Why is this? I'm frustrated I thought this diet would be great for me to loose weight n would make my morning numbers better because hardly any carbs. I basically eat meat n vegetables and do Jazzercise 5 days a week…so confused. Any advice or ideas helpful.

  2. Pegsy

    I deal with Dawn Phenomenon too. Stress, anxiety and poor sleep really have an impact on the morning glucose. Someone told me that protein just before bed can help. Lately I have been consuming a spoonful of peanut butter at bedtime. I does seem to help. However if I am stressed and not sleeping well, nothing helps. Stress reduction and plenty of good sleep go a long way.

  3. haoleboy

    It would be nice if the only "enemy" was the glucose we consumed. Sadly our bodies are amazingly adept at producing and storing glucose all on their own.
    If we're lucky after walking the straight and narrow for a while our bodies get on board and stop sabotaging our efforts
    ❤ eat as if your life depends on it
    Steve

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