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4/12/16 1:21 P

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I would think you need to eat before exercise or you are triggering a lot of 'need' for sugar. I'm not sure. I know I could't do that.

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3/18/16 2:14 A

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T here is something called the Symogi effect, or "Dawn Phenomenon", which causes the morning spikes. I don't use medication to fix it, I was advised that a small protein-inclusive snack an hour or two before bedtime would stop the FALL of my blood sugar which triggers the liver release. An ounce or two of protein and no more than 15g of carbs. It worked very well, and kept my medications on the usual 12 hour interval. I can't use metformin though, it gets toxic on me very quickly and I throw up all morning. Thought I was pregnant! LOL.

My understanding is that whenever you skip a meal (or indulge in strenous exercise) you have that rebound from your liver. If you don't have to option of taking more insulin, eating a small amount of protein, say, an ounce of cheese or meat, can actually partially reverse a spike. No clue why, but it does seem to help a bit... my advice is, yes, talk to your doctor by all means, and meanwhile try some SMALL experiments with the protein-based snacks. Just take it slow.

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3/17/16 10:33 A

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I'd talk w/your Dr. about that. I wouldn't wait til your appointment. Good luck!

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3/17/16 9:44 A

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My biggest culprit of high glucose readings is my liver over producing glucose when I'm either sleeping or exercising. I've managed to get the sleeping part under control by taking my metformin just before bed, but I'm waking up in the morning with readings of 90 to 110, and then I workout for an hour and then wait an hour to eat breakfast as one of my doctors has instructed. The problem is, when I test just before eating my breakfast, my glucose readings are somewhere around 150 to 180. And they keep climbing until about lunch time and then fall hard right after lunch. I don't have another appointment with my doctor or my diabetes educator until late next month... Anyone else ever have this issue or have any idea what to try? Maybe eating something small before I workout, but what?

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