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Old 06-23-2010, 08:38 AM   #1
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Well after a great report from doctor yesterday today my fasting bs is 138. I don't get it. I take 1000 mg of Metformin everyday and I am consistently losing weight. For a couple of weeks it was in the 106 - 120 range and now I can't seem to get back there.

How can I tell if my meter is working right? Hmmm...I think I remember....I have a bottle of the control liquid.... I think I will check it to make sure.

Current Weight: 172.8

First Mini Goal: 240 - CHECK

Second Mini Goal: 220- CHECK

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Old 06-23-2010, 12:59 PM   #2
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Hi Mary -

That's why we have to check so often.
Blood sugar can and does change for NO apparent reason.
Good job doing what you can to fight the sugar beast.
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Old 06-23-2010, 01:17 PM   #3
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FBG is often the hardest number to get to go down, especially in Type 2 Diabetics. Because you haven't been eating all night while you sleep, your liver pushes out a jolt of glucose in the morning to help you wake up and get moving. In diabetics, this can end up being a jolt more than they want or need. Thus, even though you haven't been eating, your numbers are higher in the morning.

It's often called the "Dawn effect" or "Dawn phenomenon". Here's a link to a Mayo Clinic article about it.

Some people have reported really good results in lowering their FBG by having a carb-y snack before bed. Others get better results with a glass or red wine. Others with a protein snack.

I've found that as I continue eating lower-carb, my FBG is slowly reducing. It's still usually between 98 and 110, but seldom as high as it used to be.
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Old 06-23-2010, 08:26 PM   #4
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Having a bedtime snack seems to work for me....yogurt or a palm full of nuts.

Synger....thanks for the link on "dawn effect"!!
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