Blood Sugar Higher in the Morning
I thought I was doing pretty good on my diet to bring my blood sugar down. I have lost about 7 pounds since mid-June. Was planning on going in for a follow up blood draw this month on the low-cost lab day.
However, the hospital (where I worked for 14 months!) sent me a bill for $21after I'd paid the required amount at check-in in June. I had saved the full color flier about the low-cost labs, and got that straightened out, but it made me mad. So, I got a glucose meter and started checking levels at home.
What I have discovered is that my fasting level is always higher than my bedtime level, by as much as 20 points! Have any of you worked with this issue before? I'd appreciate any insight into why this could be so. Last night, it was 147 at bedtime (pasta on the menu), and 160 this morning.
What I'm doing:
Cutting sugar - have gotten down to 1/3 of the amount I like in my tea. Not buying candy or my beloved ice cream or pastries. Cutting out breads :-( and eating more tuna and good quality beef and pork from the local butcher. More fresh veggies. No potatoes :-( and cutting out bedtime snacking, except for a handful of almonds if I'm hungry.
Adding a little cinnamon to my morning coffee (with a good amount of half and half).
Now that it's no longer 100 degrees I'm walking again. Did 9500 steps the other day and shoot for 5000 a day. I was doing 10,000 to 19,000 on working days last year!
Stress levels are still higher than is good for me. I don't always sleep well. I'm not getting up as much in the night to pee. I did just invest in a cooling memory foam mattress pad which is helping a great deal with those little aches and pains. When I do get a good sleep, it's deep. I wake up in the same position as I went to sleep in.
Thanks for reading!
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