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What Causes High Morning Blood Sugar?

Jul 27, 2020

Does this sound familiar?

You’ve had a great day, Diabetes-wise, making healthy choices about activity and food and your blood sugar has been in range all day. When you head to bed a few hours after dinner your blood sugar is a nice 112. Super proud of yourself, you expect to FINALLY wake up with a fasting blood sugar you can be proud of. The next morning, you brush your teeth and take your morning meds before pulling out the blood glucose meter, already proud of what you know will be a fantastic result. 162.

WTF??? This is not the result you were expecting. You went to bed at 112, had nothing more to eat, got a great night’s sleep and now your blood sugar is HIGHER? What gives?

High fasting blood sugar is one of the more frustrating aspects of Type 2 Diabetes. It’s also an incredibly common scenario. Personally, I got so frustrated at this perceived failure that most of the time I’d “forget” to take my fasting blood sugar...

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