The Cure for Night Time Highs?
I'm embarrassed to admit that I still struggle with night time hypos. Ever since I was a kid, nighttime highs have messed with my HbA1c and damper my otherwise perfect endo visit.
Correcting for hyperglycemia at night is challenging too. It is like my body does not absorb the insulin until I wake up and start moving, often plummeting low within minutes of waking up. Then you begin playing the catch-up game, all day all night weeks on end. Its why so many of us get burnt out on diabetes.
So what to do? Yoga teaches us that if you want a different effect, you need to change the cause. I did not know the source of my night time
highs, so I came up with a lot of hypotheses:
Incorrect bolus to carb ratio
I have tried so many things over the last 21 years that worked for a while but then stopped working. Until I tried this latest thing and….IT IS WORKING. I do not want to jinx it or claim this to be the fix for everyone, but it has been working SO WELL for me. I have to share it with you. I have not had a single night time high in two months, and subsequently, I have avoided a lot of lows too.
Check out my tips about how to actually do this with type 1 diabetes. My biggest tip is skip it if you are going low! BG comes first.
10/30/2019 05:18:25 pm
Truth! I have struggled with night time highs for years— I think not eating close to bedtime is best so I can go to bed at a steady BG and not expect major fluctuations, but that can be challenging since I’m not used to eating during the day. I also find that my last meal tends to be the highest in fat, which can prolong highs. Regardless, I think this is good info to be sharing— the more we know and can share the better!
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