Patients Diabetes (Type 1)
High fasting blood sugar?
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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 that day, 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 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 :)
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?
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
@dbtsgoaway my blood is like that too,but if I take a shot and eat around lunch it's around 100-120
@Mitchell did you find any information on hot weather and diabetes? I am intersted in this also.
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