Friday, December 3, 2010

43 Again

This morning when the alarm went off I felt dizzy. Kevin jumped out of bed to test my sugar. He woke up at 3am, thought I felt clammy, and stayed awake in case I needed him. I had no idea he was awake. My hero!

I delayed taking my insulin today. I ate first. Kevin hovered. I suppose on Wednesday I didn't go to sleep, I passed out.

I don't know what's making my sugar drop in the night. I haven't changed my diet or my routine. It could be the weather. Colder temps mean my body burns more sugar so I stay warm. I might need to turn up the heat. But at least now I can be more careful.


Living in Muddy Waters said...

I experience Dawn Phenomenon with my PCOS. Apparently there is a reverse experience (found this at a diabetes self-management website):

"It is important to realize that high morning blood sugar may be caused by something else: the body’s rebound from low blood glucose levels at night. Rebound hyperglycemia, also caused by the release of counterregulatory hormones, represents the body’s defense mechanism against low blood sugar. The only way to tell the two phenomena apart is to check your blood glucose level in the middle of the night (around 3 AM). If your blood sugar is high, you are probably experiencing the dawn phenomenon; if it is low, rebound hyperglycemia is probably at work."

FreeDragon said...

My landlord suggested a glucose monitor and while looking online I read about the Dawn Phenonmenon. I thought, that is the exact opposite of me. I see the doc in January, I'm going to talk to him about it then. In the mean time, I plan to eat a midnight snack and keep some food by my bed.