A Good Night

My night time blood sugars don’t always look like this, but when they do, it means I’ve slept well.

my Dexcom graph from last night. which i just might frame!

Last night, I was somehow able to go to sleep with my blood sugar right at around 100 and yet, it didn’t drop too low and demand a snack.  I would love to know the secret formula to recreate this every single night!

Just as a side note, you can see on my Dexcom graph how my bs popped up from around 70 mg/dL to 100 around 9am.  That was caused from just getting up and at ’em.  No food. Ok, actually 2 cashews, which is not that carb heavy.  I usually eat a couple of nuts because for some reason, I prefer to drink water after eating a couple of nuts. And I know it’s important to hydrate first thing in the morning after sleeping all night.  I have read that you snore and breathe out a lot of water while sleeping.  Sounds gross, but it’s just a human thing. Everyone does it.  I’m not drooling in some out-of-control way anymore than the next guy.

Although I do drink water first thing in the morning, I skip “breakfast”.  But I don’t think of it as skipping breakfast… I just delay when I break my fast until around lunchtime.  It’s also known as intermittent fasting. And it’s been working really well for me since I started doing it about 6 months ago. But I’ll save that blog post for next time!

Like I said, my over night blood sugar graph doesn’t always look like this.  But when it does, I have to show somebody. So thank you for indulging me!

Author: kerriari

I'm a dog-lovin', music-makin', jewelry-creatin', lover of life... and I just happen to have Type 1 diabetes. I think of it diabetes as my sometimes challenging friend, who sometimes frustrates me, but overall~ I know she's a weird kind of blessing.

2 thoughts on “A Good Night”

  1. You commented about your bg going down after exercise and then many hours latter it started up again. I have a theory about that. When I over eat especially a high fat meal like pizza I ‘the same rebound after the Humilog wears off. I can still feel that I have food in my stomach and my basal rate isn’t enough to handle it.
    When I was first diagnosed I read up a was told that fat doesn’t get converted to glucose. I don’t believe it. It takes longer to digest fats than it does carbs or even protein and I was getting spikes 4-5 hours after eating. Who knows, its just a theory.
    Thanks for your blog. It is enjoyable reading.

    1. Steve, I agree with your theory. I’ve had that happen before too. I know when I eat something like a hamburger it’s going to go up again about 4 hours later. I take that into account for sure! Thanks so much for your great comment!

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