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The Dawn Phenomenon, also known as the Dawn Effect,kicks in between 4 and 8 am. It can be disruptive for those with diabetes who are trying to diet and exercise and refrain carbohydrates. But even when restricting eating, the liver is responsible for releasing sugar from the glycogen it has stored in fatty reserves. Upping your medication is not the best option to control this. In fact, its a sign that the liver is finally trying to self-heal. Embracing the process is healthy. If you are in nutritional ketosis, youll probably understand that burning off sugar is important to diabetes control. It is a normal process. Low carb dieters should be experiencing this effect. Watch another video of me showing you how a simple exercise lowered my blood sugar by 78 points in 25 minutes here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntXSK... I share how the Dawn Effect happened to me this morning where I saw a 69-point increase in blood sugar. Why does the Dawn Phenomenon happen in non-diabetics? Everyone experiences a hormone response of cortisol, human growth hormone, and glucagon when preparing to wake up for the day.The effect is usually not noticeable or more than a few points higher because insulin works properly to lower blood sugar. Its only those who are testing, mainly Diabetics who see this change. Explore Dr. Jason Fungs explanation of the Dawn Phenomenon in this blog article: https://idmprogram.com/dawn-phenomeno..., which I have sourced to learn more. His book The Diabetes Code explains it further in one of the last chapters as well. Check it out here: https://amzn.to/2Iy7h4Y (affiliate link). Beat Diabetes Blog is authored by Kris Dale to empower Diabetics to learn how to use diet and lifestyle to reverse their diabetes naturally. Visit the website to get more information on what recommended tools I suggest to help defeat the illness and conditions of diabetes. For business inquiries: [email protected]

Bedtime Snacks For Diabetics And Gestational Diabetes: Beat The Dawn Phenomenon

Bedtime snacks go against everything we are taught in our nutrition classes. I have always known that eating after 8 p.m. will make me fat, so I avoid it. That all changes when you have diabetes, however. Bedtime snacks can become a critical component of managing blood sugar levels, particularly your fasting blood sugar. Although you would logically expect to have low numbers after eight hours of sleeping, some people with diabetes and gestational diabetes notice higher than expected fasting blood sugar numbers. This is due to what is known as The Dawn Phenomenon. What is the Dawn Phenomenon? The dawn phenomenon is a rise in blood sugar during the early morning hours, usually between 3 a.m. and 8 a.m. There are two theories as to why this occurs in some diabetics. One is that it is caused by our bodies naturally releasing certain growth hormones overnight that are linked to insulin resistance. This insulin resistance may be stronger in some people, which explains why some will experience the dawn phenomenon and not others. The second theory, which is where bedtime snacks come into play, is that the liver produces too much glucose after fasting too long. Our livers are designed to p Continue reading >>

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  1. TwinMom

    I know that it is normal for pregnant women to have higher blood sugar levels, I know all about the arguments that g.d. doesn't really exist, but the fact remains that my blood sugar isn't quite right. Where does the "naturally higher" blood sugar levels turn into just plain "high"? I don't have the "gestational diabetes" label simply because I'm refusing the test. Actually, my midwife doesn't even routinely offer the test.
    My bG levels are good during the day, but my fasting level is usually in the 130s, which is too high. So I need some better ideas for bedtime snacks. I'm a vegetarian who doesn't want to eat dairy, though I have been, for lack of better ideas. My last baby has dairy intolerance/allergy, IMO because I relied so heavily on dairy for protein when pregnant with him (I've had g.d. with both previous pregnancies). I've tried whole wheat crackers with cheese (1 carb, 2-3 protein), yogurt with sliced apple (1 carb, 1 fruit, 1.5 protein), 1/2 p.b. sandwich with a boiled egg (1 carb, 2 protein), and other similar stuff, but my levels are remaining high. I've tried eating every few hours during the night, hoping to avoid the Dawn Phenomenon, but that doesn't help either. Maybe I need to only do protein and fat for a bedtime snack instead of any carbs?
    So all that is to say--if you have g.d. or if you have blood sugar issues at all, what do you eat before bed to help you have a decent fasting blood sugar level? I can't have a homebirth if I have to take insulin; I will have to switch to an OB and have a hospital birth, which would be devastating. Please help me figure out a solution so that I can keep my midwife and my homebirth plans!

  2. ~MommyAmanda

    This is my third gd pregnancy and my first with a midwife.
    The fasting level was always what has caused me the most grief because it seems the hardest to control. I don't think you are getting enough carbs for your snack. If you don't get enough carbs your liver dumps glucose back to keep you from hypoglycemia. Are you checking for ketones in the AM? I ask only becuase for me that is a way to tell if I ahve had enough to eat the night before.
    My old standby for a bedtime snack is: Sandwich (2 carbs, 1 fat, 1 protein), Glass of milk (1 carb/dairy) , and a piece of fruit (another carb).
    Also are you night nursing?

  3. TwinMom

    I haven't been checking for ketones, but I just bought some strips today. Last pregnancy it seemed like, no matter how much I ate before bed, I ALWAYS had ketones in my morning urine. Always. So I stopped testing for ketones.
    Did that bedtime snack keep your fasting numbers good? It looks like a lot of carbs and not enough protein to me. Last pregnancy I think my bedtime snack was 2 carbs, 2-3 protein, 1 fruit, 1-2 veggies and I STILL had ketones. My fasting numbers were okay for the most part, though, so maybe I should try that again. I think I'm scared of eating carbs in case they raise my bG level higher. I guess it wouldn't hurt to try, though!
    Thank you for your input!

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How To Snack Right With Gestational Diabetes

Written by Natasha Leader, Accredited Practising Dietitian & Credentialled Diabetes Educator Snacks are a really important part of the gestational diabetes (GDM) diet for several reasons. Simply put, eating regularly will generally help keep your glucose levels tracking smoother. And including a snack between your meals also makes it less likely that you’ll get super hungry. Have you noticed that once you’re hungry it’s much harder to try to control your food intake? The key to a successful GDM diet is ensuring that you’re having a consistent amount of carbs. Snacks are also a good time to fit in your fruit and dairy requirements that you may no longer be able to eat together with your main meal. And often small and frequent intake also helps with other common problems in pregnancy such as nausea and heartburn/reflux. If you’re working or at home with little kids or just aren’t used to including mid-meal snacks, it’s often hard to adjust to this. So planning and preparation is the key! When you’re out and about you’ll probably find it challenging to find something that is both the right amount of carbs and not too high in fat, but also nutritious. So it pays to ha Continue reading >>

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  1. mtnprotracy

    Hi, ladies....
    Well, turns out I do have gestational diabetes. I began monitoring my sugar yesterday and have a few questions. I've done a bit of research, and I think I may understand what's going on, but wanted to ask folks who were in the same boat .
    My glucose levels are very much with normal ranges after lunch, dinner, and before bed. My "fasting" levels in the morning have been 112 and 108. I do think it is my liver kicking extra glucose into my system, or the Somogyi Effect. My levels are also still high one hour after breakfast, 158 this morning.
    I haven't been doing a nighttime snack, and from what I've read this could help. I'm a bit confused about exactly what type of snack I should have---more protein or some carbs? If any of you ladies have experienced this I'd love to hear what worked to lower these levels. I'm afraid the doctor will put me on medication if I can't get it below 100. I only have 5 weeks to go, so I'm hoping to control everything I can with diet. Any and all suggestions are most appreciated .
    Thanks again,
    Tracy

  2. madmae

    I wish I could help you but with this and my previous GD pregnancy the mornings were so hard to get sorted. I am on 14 units of insulin in the morning (8 for other 2 meals) and if I eat what is considered healthy my sugars are high. If I do remember to eat at night I try to have crackers and cheese and I do think it helps a little. My fasting numbers are also good.

  3. TTC36

    Tracey,
    I've just recently been caught up in all of this, but my issue sounds similar to yours (not sure how the numbers translate but my fasting numbers are apparently the problem also, in the area of 4.9-5.4). When I met with the dietician, she said the key is a bed time snack and an after dinner walk of 30 mins.
    She suggested a nutrigrain bar, an apple with peanut butter, or half a Luna bar as late night snack options.
    Hope that helps!

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Gestational Diabetes - My Story And Recipes

This is a little bit of a departure from my normal blog posts. However, I thought sharing my experience with gestational diabetes would be good to raise awareness and let other pregnant gals hear a first hand account. I hope you keep reading and that you learn something. The recipes, ideas and meal suggestions are healthy for anyone diabetic or not. Heading into my third trimester gestational diabetes was not on my radar. It blindsided me. I didn't expect to be diagnosed. I've been very proactive about my health. I've focused on eating well, maintaining a good weight and getting exercise. I only had two of the risk factors: I'm over 25 and I do have history of type II diabetes from both my maternal grandfather and paternal grandmother. Although they both were diagnosed late in life and already had other health problems so it just didn't seem relevant. When I failed the first 1-hour non-fasting glucose test I figured it was a fluke and I would pass the longer 3-hour fasting glucose test. I didn't. For the 1-hour glucose test, anything over 130mg/dL (or 140mg/dL depending on your doctor) is high enough to warrant the three-hour test. If your blood sugar is over 200mg/dL they don't ev Continue reading >>

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    Gestational Diabetes - Bedtime Snacks

    I am 30 weeks pregnant and have been diagnosed with gestational diabetes (this is my first pregnancy). I've now been to the nutritionist and am testing my blood sugar levels 4 times a day and am recording everything that I am eating.
    So far I have been able to control my sugar levels after mealtime. My goal is to have levels less than 7.7 one hour after eating.
    I am struggling to keep my fasting sugar level down. My fasting levels should be less than 5.2 but so far I'm right on the cusp - 5.4, 5.2... So close, but not good enough!
    I'm looking for bedtime snack suggestions to help lower this fasting sugar level. I have a severe peanut allergy so peanut butter is out of the question.
    Do you know of any bedtime snacks that are the answer to lowering fasting sugar levels?
    Thank you!

    Katrina

  2. ninacaleffi

    I also have the same issues but my fasting levels are really good, under 4 always. I have two digestive cookies, an oats and honey granola bar by nature valley ( may be out of the question for you because they may contain peanuts but something compareable would be good) or a cup of ice cream. Seems to work well for me and gives me a few options. Good luck :)

  3. DianneA0183

    Sticking with a good mix of protein and carbs help...i try to go for more protein. Is it just peanuts or all nuts?
    Greek yogurt is awesome
    Meat cheese and crackers
    Veggies
    Going for walks/activity after meals

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