I have had the same question sent to me or posted on the message board about having high FBS (fasting blood sugar) numbers in the morning when the previous evening's numbers were fine. On the "Managing Diabetes Group!", I found this information when I had questions at the beginning of my diagnosis on the very same thing.
This is what they wrote:
"if your blood sugars are not high enough to sustain body function through the night you liver will come on and say hey need food and proceed to dump that sugar right there into your system and bingo when you get up it's higher than when you went to bed and everyone blames it on the snacks and the eating and stuff. Have your doc explain that to do. Ask him about 'dawn syndrome' that's where your high numbers come from and if you go to bed with sugars in the 80-90 range i guarantee you will certainly wake up with higher sugars that's the way the body works."
Many eat a small bedtime snack to help prevent this from happening, something with both protein and a small amount of carbs. This could be a few crackers and cheese, a small apple and 1 Tablespoon of peanut butter, or some yogurt, etc. The snack should be in the range of approximately 15 carbs.
I know this sounds bizarre as it did to me too, but my numbers are better in the morning when I do this unless they were already too high at bedtime. Those times I do not eat a snack.
What I'd like to do is see how many if any of you eat a bedtime snack, explain if that works for you and post any suggestions for a snack. I think it could be helpful to everyone here.
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