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Why is my blood sugar high in the mornings?

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I check my blood sugar in the mornings. It is always high. I get frustrated and do not want to check it.
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15695260 tn?1549596713
Hello and welcome to MedHelp's forums.  Blood Sugar in the mornings is not uncommon and is called the 'dawn effect'.  https://www.webmd.com/diabetes/morning-high-blood-sugar-levels. Our body releases hormones at night that in turn makes our blood sugar go up. It can also occur when you didn't have enough insulin the night before.  The linked article has ways to combat that.

You've been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes?
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Today56External User
yes I was borderline. But I feel great. Now I am told I have type 2. Been this way for a while.
231441 tn?1333896366
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Hi,
as already mentioned this could be what is called the dawn effect.

How is your blood sugar at bedtime?  Are you on any meds?

If your sugars are high there are things you can do about it:

1. Lose weight (not easy, but may help)
2. Eat low carb diet (cutting sugar, grains, starchy veges, fruits), which can be very effective.
3. medications to help low your blood sugars.
4. Exercise daily to help reduce insulin resistance.
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Today56External User
Thank you so much.
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