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.