I struggled with and my Family Doctor screamed at me for being too high in A.M. Then I went to an Endocrinologist who said my Genetics caused me to start spiking at around 5 to 6 AM. The only way control it was to take an Insulin shot at bedtime to counter the spike. It works well and I do very well the rest of the day.
I do count carbs and take my diet very seriously. I love Pasta and found Dreamfields Pasta that does not cause spikes like other pastas do. It is made with whole wheat and is formulated to keep your blood sugar on an even keel. With a little attention to diet you can eat very normally. I also take Glipicide XL at breakfast and dinner to help keep my blood sugar in a normal good range, and that also cuts down on the units of Insulin needed.
Frostman, if Dreamfields pasta doesn't raise your blood sugar levels like other pastas, you're in the minority. Even when cooked al dente, Dreamfields drove my BG levels up but it just took 15 minutes or so longer. All of their claims turned out to be grossly exaggerated when put to the test and Dreamfields recently settled a class action lawsuit when they were challenged on their claims. You can read about it or file a claim at one of many ambulance-chasing websites such as this one .
Zucchini makes an excellent faux-pasta. I also use spaghetti squash. Bed Bath & Beyond sells a clever little gadget named Veggetti that greatly simplifies the task of converting zucchini into spaghetti-like pasta (saves lots of work and is more uniform). WebMD's server seems to have a glitch in its software (for the past couple of days) and the link I posted may not display properly. If that's the case, here's the link again as a free-standing URL:
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