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how to control the BG in the morning
ZhangPing posted:
Hi Guys,

I got diabetes type 1 about 2 months ago, I am on my way learning how to control my BGs, I am a bit confused that every morning when I get up to check my BG, it is always high, from 10 to 13 mmol/L, I was told by my doctor I need to keep my BG below 8mmol/L.

For example, my BG is 5.8mmol/L before bed, but the next morning it is 13.3mmol/L, I did not eat during the bedtime, also I take 6U long term insulin before I go to bed.

I do not know why it happens and if there is any solutions for that?

MrsCora01 responded:
It is called the dawn phenomenon and it is your body's way to prepare for the day. It causes glucose to be released in the early hours of the morning. Some people have luck splitting their lantus does, or you may simply need more lantus. Doi you take a rapid acting for your carb consumption as well? You may be forced to simply hammer it down in the mornings.

Have you thought about trying to get an insulin pump? That can help with this tremendously by customizing insulin delivery overnight.


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