Medical Specialty >> Endocrinology

Doctors Lounge - Endocrinology Answers

Back to Endocrinology Answers List

If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. Doctors Lounge (www.doctorslounge.com) does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on the Site.

DISCLAIMER: The information provided on www.doctorslounge.com is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician. Please read our 'Terms and Conditions of Use' carefully before using this site.

Date of last update: 10/17/2017.

Forum Name: Diabetes

Question: early morning high blood sugars


 Scout - Wed Oct 12, 2005 1:06 pm

I am a Type 2 diabetic, and I take 10mgs of glpizideER in the morning. My blood sugar is under tight control. Over the past few months, however, I go to bed with a good blood sugar (around 70-80) and wake up at about 140-160 (no difference if I have a bedtime snack or not). I know about the dawn phenomenon, but my concern is my internist says these numbers are acceptable. They are not acceptable to me. Do you think they are? Is there anything I can do to correct this issue? Finally, should I see a endocrinologist? I am quite frustrated.
Thank you for your time.
 Angela Grunewald, RN - Wed Oct 12, 2005 7:50 pm

User avatar normal blood sugar should fall between 70-150. If your sugars are typically well controlled and you wake with them around 170, and you are asymptomatic, I also would not be concerned. I may recomend you ask your doc about increasing your med, HOWEVER, that is not nessesary or recomended since your sugars are typically 70-80. Good luck to you!

| Check a doctor's response to similar questions

Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?

Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community

  • Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.

  • Ask a Doctor Teams: Respond to patient questions and discuss challenging presentations with other members.

Doctors Lounge Membership Application

Tools & Services: Follow DoctorsLounge on Twitter Follow us on Twitter | RSS News | Newsletter | Contact us