Why my blood sugar flunctuates?
QUESTION: Hi ,
When I check in the morning, my sugar is about 120 - 130 but then in the evening it comes down to 80 - 90 max to 100.
I am taking 30GM of Diamicron in the morning and 2000MG glucophage at night .
: Hi Faisal,
At first, I want to remind you that the normal blood glucose concentratio varies from 64.8 up to 104.4 mg/dl.
According to this, your morning blood glucose
concentration is not that high, but I’m sure that you can do better.
Anyways, now I will give you some possible causes of this slight elevation in your blood glucose level in the morning: 1.
I want you to remember that the carbs
are not affecting the blood glucose concentration just for a moment. They are circulating through your body with the blood, until they got used.
Therefore, if you have been eating a lot of carbs at dinner, in the morning you will wake up with elevated blood glucose concentration.
Besides this, I want you to remember that during night, the speed of the metabolic processes executed in your organism is not that high.
This means that some of the substances, like glucose, are circulating for pretty long time in your body, until they get used. 2.
Something else, which results with elevated blood glucose concentration in the morning are the hormonal changes
want you to know that after waking up certain hormones, like cortisol, adrenalin, noradrenalin and others are increasing their secretion.
A side effect of those morning hormones is to increase the blood glucose concentration, in purpose to ensure the body with enough energy.
So, it is quite possible for you to have blood glucose elevation because of the increased morning hormonal secretion.3.
At last, I want you to know that the diabetes treatment is unique for every single patient and it requires frequent drug dosage adjustments.
This means, that sometimes the dosages of your drugs have to be changed due to diabetes progression.
Inaccurate dosage adjustment can explain your morning blood glucose spike. Because of this, I want you to discuss this with your health-care provider, but remember to provide him the result of at least 5 morning blood glucose measurements.
I want to inform you that drugs are not the only option for you to beat your diabetes. I think that at this point, it would be good for you to start following a diet, along with exercises and herb usage.
Regarding the herbs, I want you to reconsider using gumnema sylvestre, bitter melon or cinnamon, because they are proved to be effective for a long time now.
By following the above instructions, you will be able to keep your blood glucose controlled
, but remember, they stimulate the drug treatment and they can’t replace it.
Hope it helped!Dr.Alba