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    DoloresTeresa posted:
    The other night my blood sugar was 92 before bed and in the morning it was 106. Last night at around 7:30 my blood sugar was 87 and I did not eat anything else that night. This morning my blood sugar was 100. Obviously something was happening overnight. I think the blood sugar was low and the liver poured out a little sugar. Has anyone else noticed this with his own blood sugars? Does anyone have any idea weather this matters--that the blood sugar is around 12 or 13 points higher in the morning than before bed at night?

    Sometimes if I eat a starch at night before bed the blood sugar is in the low 90's in the morning--that is lower than if I didn't eat the starch. If a doctor saw the higher morning numbers he would probably be on my case about taking meds.

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    xring responded:
    My blood sugar is always higher when I wake up in the morning than when I went to sleep. I usually wake up between 130-150. Yesterday, for example, I woke up at 141. Two hours after breakfast I was 118. Since I get hypoglycemia symptoms when I'm anywhere under 100, I should be glad I don't get that low when I'm sleeping.

    I don't use any medication & my doctor says that's fine. My A1c has been 6.0% for the past 18 months.

    Many diabetics have that Dawn Phenomenon.
    Politicians should serve two terms. One in office and one in prison.
     
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    DoloresTeresa replied to xring's response:
    X, if you are at 6.0 with fasting levels of 130 to 155 then I am not going to worry about morning levels. However, it is the sort of thing that doctors will put you on meds for. My mom had one morning reading of 126 (part of a routine physical) and the doctor prescribed metformin. Fortunately I stopped her before she filled the prescription,. I called the doctor and asked what her A1c was and they said 5.2. Do these people know what they are doing?

    Dolores
     
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    xring replied to DoloresTeresa's response:
    Actually, they know exactly what they're doing & it's all about $$$$$$:

    http://rds.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0oGdWjOWQpNDo8AloBXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTE1ZHBrOHF1BHNlYwNzcgRwb3MDMQRjb2xvA3NrMQR2dGlkA1NNRTAyMV8xNjQ-/SIG=138bkjbsm/EXP=1292610382/**http%3a//www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/04/28/AR2007042800896.html

    "Despite efforts to curb drug companies' avid courting of doctors, the industry is working harder than ever to influence what medicines they prescribe, sending out sales representatives with greater frequency and plying physicians with gifts, meals and consulting fees, according to several new papers.
    One study published in the New England Journal of Medicine last week found that 94 percent of doctors have some type of relationship with the drug industry -- most commonly accepting free food or drug samples, which about 80 percent of physicians did. More than one-third of the 1,662 physicians who responded to a survey conducted from November 2003 to June 2004 reported being reimbursed by the drug industry for costs of going to professional meetings or continuing medical education, and 28 percent said they had been paid for consulting, giving lectures or signing up patients for clinical trials."
    Politicians should serve two terms. One in office and one in prison.
     
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    DoloresTeresa replied to xring's response:
    To obtain a degree in pharmacy which today is Doctor of Pharmacy, requires six years of study--six years of math, science and pharmacy courses. How can anyone, including a doctor himself, expect a doctor to know anything about prescribing drugs? He would have to go to school for another six years. I studied chemistry at the College of Pharmacy and Science (now the University of the Sciences) and the pharmacists always said that a doctor should diagnose and a pharmacist should use the diagnosis to prescribe the meds. If a doctor prescribes medicine for me, I usually do a thorough study of the drug before I will take it. Herb Denenberg, consumer health advocate says never to take a drug unless it has been on the market for five years.

    One time the doctor prescribed an antibiotic for me. When I looked it up it said not to be taken by diabetics. When I called up and requested something else, she said no one else had ever complained. A stupid answer. Probably no one every looked it up.

    Dolores


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