Ask the Diabetes Educator Archive

1/27/03

Q:
Why do I get a good reading a few hours after supper and yet in the morning it's high?

A:
Most people with diabetes experience higher fasting sugars because of the early morning hormonal push that signals us to get up and go. This is why medication is often taken before bed. Because of our active daytime metabolism, blood sugars often respond more normally during the day. A person without diabetes will generally not exceed 140 at any time. Ask your practitioner what your blood sugar goals are.



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