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Morning BG's and things to try.



I have researched the Dawn and 50% of type 1 and 2 diabetics suffer from it. Many worse than others. For most diabetics their BG's go up after eating and fall within the 2 hour mark. Though non-diabetics have it as well their system takes care of it but mine does not. This morning my BG's were 128 for the fasting read. I decided to take it again 15 mins. after breakfast and it was 131---15 more minutes (1/2 hr.) it was 121- another 15 minutes it was 116 and then at the hour mark it was 102. That being a 26 point drop in one hour after breakfast. Now three hours later it has settled down to 98. I am sure it will be the same within 5 points throughout the day until when I go to bed. I have read much and starting tonight will start to try different things. I am aware how this will Dawn will affect my A1C and because I have no clue when the sugar starts to go up during the night I don't know how high it does go up and how long it stays up. Time to work on it though so off we go. I will start with the pickle juice before bed.


Try each suggestion for 1 week:

  • Take 2 TBS. pickle juice before bed
  • Take the second Metformin before bed with a small protein or nut snack
  • Have a bowl of nuts on the nightstand to eat when I wake up in the middle of the night
  • Exercise 2 hours before bed
  • Have dinner by 6 p.m. and one snack afterward 2 hours before bed.
  • Have a small snack of LC, protein and fat 1 hour before bed.


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I'll be interested in your results. I'm not sure how protein would help, since it fuels the conversion. Perhaps a fat bomb snack instead. I've tried vinegar and potato (resistant) starch with no effect. Dr. B says take your metformin ER in the evening. (Actually he says stick with the Glucophage brand).

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I tried just the pickle juice last night which is made with vinegar but it never worked. Tonight I am taking my Metformin 2 hours before bed and see how that works.

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