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5/6/17 8:24 A

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For sure, stay connected here and always do your research, too. Hope your healthcare provider helps

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5/6/17 8:20 A

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You're very welcome!
I wish I'd had the advantage of SparkPeople when I first started dealing with this stuff! LOL
Just hope it helps you as much as it has me...
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"The real secret of success is enthusiasm..." thanks, Walter P. Chrysler. I believe it. That's what I want in my life--to give my imagination a chance, to live with energy and enthusiasm!
P.S. I looked up enthusiasm, and it says the root words mean God within... interesting...!

Ralph Waldo Emerson said 'Life belongs to the energetic.' But you don't have to be frenetic and hyper--some energy is quiet and steady, like a heartbeat... and that works too! LOL

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5/6/17 8:16 A

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Thank you all!

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5/5/17 10:51 P

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MISTICAT57,
I have to agree with the others that the night-time crashes are something you need to contact your medical team about. My guess is they'll end up changing how much insulin you take and when...
Meanwhile, it's possible those morning highs are a result of what's called the Symogi effect or "dawn phenomenon", where if you don't eat, your brain tells your liver to release some sugar and it over-reacts. It's what diabetic brains and livers do. A small night time protein based snack with about 15g of carbs will often take care of it. I use something like half a sandwich, or a half cup of cottage cheese with a piece of fruit, or some nuts and berries...
You can try that with your lowered dose of Lantus, while you're waiting to hear from your doctor.
And Kudos too, for doing so well with the exercise and diet!
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"The real secret of success is enthusiasm..." thanks, Walter P. Chrysler. I believe it. That's what I want in my life--to give my imagination a chance, to live with energy and enthusiasm!
P.S. I looked up enthusiasm, and it says the root words mean God within... interesting...!

Ralph Waldo Emerson said 'Life belongs to the energetic.' But you don't have to be frenetic and hyper--some energy is quiet and steady, like a heartbeat... and that works too! LOL

Life comes one mome


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agree w/talking to the nutritionist or your health care provider. They can advise you.

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5/5/17 11:09 A

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I understand your dilemma! Talk to your nutritionist and/or emoticon primary doctor for ideas and what is the new normal for you!

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Help? I'm having trouble keeping my blood sugar stable at night. I take Lantus before bedtime but since I've started walking and really watching what I eat, my blood sugar tends to crash at night. I usually check it about 10:30 and take my shot, then go to bed by 11:00....and wake up sweaty and shaky and feeling awful about 12:30 or 1:00am. I've gradually decreased the insulin from 60 units to 50 and that solved the hypoglycemic issue, but then by morning my sugar is between 140-155!

My question is: If my blood sugar is between 100 and 126 at bedtime (10:30), should I eat something before I take my shot? Should I take the insulin later? I keep trying different things, but I can't seem to get it right. Any suggestions?



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