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I am a recently re-diagnosed diabetic. I originally was diagnosed in 2006 with Type 2. My doctor at the time put me on 1 - 500 mg Metformin a day and I watched what I ate and exercised. I lost almost 90 pounds and was able to come off of my medication in 2008. However I have had a hard time controlling my sugar as of late and was taken to the hospital on January 2 with a sugar count of 500. I have went through some very stressful/emotional situations, including losing my job and the death of both my father and dog 2 days apart, in the past couple of years and have put some of the weight back on. My starting weight on the 2nd was 259 but I am now down to 255 in 3 weeks time. The doctor put me back on 1 -500mg Metformin 2 times per day now. I am trying to watch what I eat and now doing aerobic kickboxing with weightlifting incorporated. My numbers have slowly come down from 300 to the mid/high 100's. With an occasional 200 reading if I have eaten a high carb meal or I am stressed. However I am confused as to why my readings at night are at one number but then jump by almost 30-40 points when I wake up in the morning. For example here is a typical day for me: wake up at 6am, eat 400-500 calorie breakfast and take 1 Metformin, eat 400-500 calorie lunch at 12pm and take 1 Multivitamin, then eat 400-500 calorie dinner at 6-6:30pm and take 1 Metformin. I then wait till about 7-7:30pm and exercise for 1 hour. I take 1 - LoEstrin hormone pill at 9pm because I have endometriosis and before they do an endometrial ablasion they are trying to regulate me. Then I check my sugar before bed usually around 10pm, it is around 140-150 so I don't need to eat a snack. However when I wake up my sugar has jumped up to around 190. Can someone tell me what is happening? Do you think I am exercising to early after eating? Am I exercising too late at night? I am going back to the doctor on Tuesday to find out the results of my latest bloodwork. He also tested me for thyroid problems. Not sure what that has to do with my sugar. I am really frustrated because I am trying to do the right things and I feel like a failure. Thank you for your help.

Asked By: AriesGirl - 1/27/2012
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This breaks my heart. As you probably now realize, you didn't actually reverse your diabetes after losing 90 pounds. You improved your insulin resistance enough with weight loss to be diet-and-exercise managed, which is amazing and should be commended, but unfortunately that's not a cure. That's fantastic diabetes... More
Answered By: TheOrange Evil - 1/27/2012
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Don't worry, it's not your fault. Morning highs are a common problem for people with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes (I have type 1 and struggle with them occasionally myself). The reason is the same in both types. Here's why: Your liver can produce its own glucose. For example, if you exercise and use up all your... More
Answered By: Amelia - 1/27/2012
Could be food you are eating when you take your meds watch the times you excercise you are doing very well with what you came from
Answered By: Paul - 1/27/2012
Hi... More
Answered By: camel - 1/27/2012
they might need to add another medication to help out the metformin
Answered By: onebear469 - 1/27/2012
Sounds like you may not be eating the right foods at night to help control your fasting blood sugar. The very best thing to eat at night to control your morning fasting blood sugar is barley. Try eating barley pilaf at night.
Answered By: ordinaryvoter - 1/27/2012
A couple of reasons for your morning hyperglycemia... More
Answered By: lrd00a - 1/27/2012
High morning reading could be several things. It could be your LoEstrin and I would ask your doctor if LoEstrin can cause high blood sugar readings. It could also be if you are eating a very fatty dinner. Fat tends to delay your blood sugar spikes. If your normal meals spike in an hour, a fatty meal could make your... More
Answered By: Tyson - 1/27/2012
My husband has been T2 for 6 years and recently went to a low carb diet. I have scoured the internet to get information to give him to help him. He also has this problem and it has concerned us. Until this question, however, I never knew the high BS in the morning was such a common issue but I figured it was due to the... More
Answered By: jamp55 - 1/27/2012
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