Patients Diabetes (Type 1)
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Posted on 6/16/18 12:14 AM
Hi guys, so i pretty much only joined this forum hoping someone can answer this question. When i wake up in the morning I'll check my BG and it will be fine (we'll use today as an example: my sugar was 117 before leaving for work) i didn't eat or take any insulin because i had to get bloodwork later, which unfortunately requires fasting. On my break at work, which was about 5 hours after my initial check, my sugar had gone up to almost 400. This happens everytime i don't eat or take insulin when i get up. I've had doctors sort of address it in the past by either fiddling with my lantus or telling me simply just to eat breakfast which in therory is a solution. But even so, that doesn't explain *why* this happens. I know taking some insulin when i wake up will solve the problem, but it also doesnt seem normal for sugar to skyrocket that much from me literally doing nothing.. and lets be real.. Sometimes id rather sleep a little bit longer than get up and make food. Anyone else have experience with this? If yes how did you manage to fix it? Thanks in advance :)
Beginning of the discussion - 6/20/18High fasting blood sugar? https://www.carenity.us/forum/diabetes-type-1/living-with-type-1-diabetes/high-fasting-blood-sugar-227
Posted on 6/20/18 8:20 AM
Hey Sarah, from my understanding:
When we wake up our body just lets out all the stored glucose from the liver. This is normal, but for us diabetics it is a problem because our bodies do not use glucose properly; therefore the glucose is just washing around and it needs to get into the blood ---> hence the insulin.
Do you use a pump? you can gradually increase it over night also?
Posted on 7/5/18 6:57 PM
I wake up with elevated blood sugars over the last several days in spite of increasing my lantis. In addition my sugars continue to evelvate in spite of my boluses. I was curious if anyone has found that the hot weather has affected thier blood sugars
Posted on 8/1/18 9:09 PM
@dbtsgoaway my blood is like that too,but if I take a shot and eat around lunch it's around 100-120
Posted on 8/18/18 2:58 PM
@Mitchell did you find any information on hot weather and diabetes? I am intersted in this also.