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Frustrated with fasting sugars

Hello, I got diagnosed with Type 2 a few weeks ago and I started a low carb diet, early dinner with no carbs followed by a walk. I am not on any meds and with the diet and exercise changes, am able to bring my after-meal numbers to 125-140 always and fasting numbers to 104-120 mostly with occasional spikes (into 130's) during my monthly period (hormones!).

I had COVID 10 days ago and now my fasting sugars are in 140-150 range! I am continuing with the same low-carb diet that worked pre COVID - ofc, I am not walking/exercising as much yet because of COVID weakness but my bedtime sugars have been in 120's range, and yet I wake up with a high morning sugar. Did anyone experience this? Please help with any suggestions that can help me bring my fasting sugars down!

  1. Hi - Thanks so much for posting your question. Many people living with diabetes experience increased blood sugar in the morning due to the dawn phenomenon. Check out this article for more information about it, and when it tends to happen:

    Also, feel free to let us know if that article resonates with your experience. I hope that it helps shed some light on to what may be going on, but it's also okay if it doesn't 😀.

    Wishing you well, - Cody (Team Member)

    PS. I hope that your recovery from COVID continues to improve! I think it's totally understandable to have decreased exercise and fatigue after a bout of COVID. We are here if you need anything, or are looking for more information. Just let us know!

    1. Hi . If you can afford a CGM, it might be worth it. Keep us posted, if you don't mind. I will be thinking of you. - Lori (Team Member)

    2. It could be a bit of anxiety with your heart pounding. Take deep breaths. Having Covid to and recovering from this and being newly diagnosed with diabetes could be stressful. If it keeps up I would talk to your doctor, to rule out a thing else.

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