Now that I am getting tighter control, I am really starting to notice Dawn Phenomenon. For example, I woke up low this morning - 50. (This was a result of after-effects of strenuous exercise from the day before, and isn’t typical.)
I ate one smallish apple to correct, and by an hour later had jumped to 147. By the time I got to work an hour later I was 159. The only explanation I can figure out for this is dawn phenomenon.
Other days I’ve been waking up 130-170ish…never had problems with this that I know of before, but if I don’t take insulin right away my sugar can rise 20 points or more in an hour.
I take Lantus shots (split dose - one dose around 9 a.m. the other around 9 or 10 p.m.) and Novolog, and would prefer not to be on the pump - anyone have tips?