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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!

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