Its not everyday that I wake up high, but its most days. I was at 101 today, which is about as perfect as anyone could get. But my meter is right there telling me that my 2 week before breakfast average is 242. I felt pretty good today though! It usually takes me until noon to get out of a funk.
I've tried cutting out carbs before bed, which is pretty hard at dinner time. With my hectic schedule sometimes I don't eat dinner until close to 8pm. I also have Celiac disease, and what that means is that alternative "Gluten Free" things tend to run higher in carbs. I find myself eating lots of salads!
A couple days ago I decided to raise my basil rate by 0.2U/hr from 2am to 8am. Since the research I found indicated that was the most common time people were affected by DP.
The first night, no change! I was below the average of 242 at 212 but not below it enough to convince me that my changes were already working. Then today I'm at 101! So I don't know, we'll give it some more time to see. I think that it will help at least, but I don't know if 0.2U/hr is very much.
I found out I had Celiac disease at the end of 2012, but was having severe symptoms for about a year (trust me, you don't want the details). Which seems to coincide with the start of the Dawn Phenomenon, so I think they are related somehow. Maybe because I was usually getting sick while I was asleep at night, that it could have affected my BG.
But now that I have my BG under better (using that word loosely) control, as well as my Celiac disease. Err.. I think I have better control over the Celiacs than the Diabetes :( ... either way I still have Dawn Phenomenon 90% of days.
I know that most people would say that it should be easily controlled on a pump and I'm sure that is the truth, at least I sure hope it is! But as of now, I don't know enough to self adjust, and I can only get to my endo every few months so its hard to nail it down right now. Soon I hope!
I don't know what clicked in me lately, honestly I've been a terrible diabetic, I sneak candy, I don't always bolus, or check my BG enough. But for some reason lately, I've become determined to get this thing under control. I've been checking myself at least 6 times if not 8 or 9 times a day, before eating and 2 hours after, bolusing for every meal(and the candy that I still sneak)... and I'm hoping that it stays this way!(except for the candy part) because I need to get my BG under complete control!
I'm glad I've found tudiabetes! I'm sure nobody is interested, but hey at least it feels good to get these things out! I'll be sure to report back when I'm cured of DP! ;)