Thursday, April 2, 2009

Diabetes is Not a Morning Person

6:19AM: 118 mg/dl. I want to take a picture of my meter, I'm so happy.

9:19AM: 298 mg/dl. I've had one Diet Coke and walked a mile from the train to work. WTF?! Did I wake D up too early again today?

This dawn phenomenon thing really gets me down...ugh :-(

2 comments:

Scott K. Johnson said...

Major suckage! Sorry to hear that - you definitely didn't do anything to deserve a 300 mg/dl!

Minnesota Nice said...

That kind of thing happens to me all the time, particularly when I deviate frm my reoutine on weekends. If, say, on a Saturday I decide to do something strenuous in the morning, I'll have as much as a 200 pt rise, with no eating. Yes, I think it's an acceleration of the dawn phenomenon. So, usually on weekends I avoid stuff like cleaning and even shopping until the afternoon.
On the other hand, say I wake up at 100, take my basal insulin and go back to sleep. By 10 I could easily be in major hypoland.
It is annoying, but at least it's a very consistent pattern and for now I seemed to have cracked the code.