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Queenie

Help, Bed time snacks

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Queenie

Hi, I have just (this week) found out i am pregnant (5 weeks), and my diabetes specialist nurse told me to start having a snack before bed. I used to do this when i was first diagnosed but this is about 10 yearsa ago so can't remember much. Could you tell me do i need to take some insulin with this snack. I am on an insulin pump as i am allergic to insulin and have insulin resistance, so i do get some insulin during the night anyway, but ? enough to cover a snack.

 

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Steal

I would talk to your doctor. I have been finding that I tend to drop low in the night and I need to have a snack before bed without any insulin, to keep my blood from dropping. It will be different for different people. I am on the pump and have been diabetic for 23 years. I have been on the pump for 11 years now. It really depends on you. I would say, test your blood often and try having a small snack of 1 bread and 1 protein serving. Try giving insulin and test your blood throughout the night. If you find you are getting low, then maybe you won't need as much or any at all. Again, I would talk to your doctor, but I always find that as a diabetic, you know yourself and how you react. I hope it helps.

 

-Steph

10 weeks along and counting!

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Katrina Stovold

I can answer this one! My sugars are excellent throughout the night, I am so lucky and happy with this. I have my dinner then check sugar level 1 and 2 hours after, its around 4-6, then I eat my peice of fruit (apple, peach or nectarine). That is all I need to prevent sugars from dropping over night, at 2am my sugars are around 4 -6, then when i wake up that are around 4 or 5. This peice of fruit (my snack) is what is needed before bed. I take protaphane (8 units) at 9pm each night. Im 23 weeks pregnant and my insulin needs havent increased yet, dropped a bit in the beginning but only for a few weeks but have stayed on the same dose which makes life easier. x

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Belle'sMama

yes, a piece of fruit can work well, don't take the insulin for it. Also, peanut butter is a good pregnancy bedtime snack because the protein helps stretch the carbs out a bit to prevent the lows.

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Steal

I have found that peanut butter can be helpful but sometimes my blood sugar stays up and doesn't come down. My blood sugars have been really, really good and it is really the only time when the insulin wouldn't work as well. Queenie, I hope you find what works for you. I have Cheerios and Soy Milk before bed and that has worked perfectly for me. Everything else seems to bring me up and then drop me down.

 

Happy food hunting!

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Queenie

Thank you very much for your answers, I have persisted and had a banana or satsuma if my sugars are around 6 and this seems to have worked.

 

Queenie

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