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Tue Jul 31 18:37:35 UTC 2012

Type 1 diabetic for 3 years. Blood sugar under control until recently. I woke up yesterday at 551 after a pre-bedtime reading of 145.
Asked By: mprobst917  
Category: Type 1

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My diet hasn't changed nor has my insulin. I seem to be running high even after corrections. Any ideas why it would jump so high without any known cause?
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Expert Answers (1)
2012-08-11 17:09:07.0

Sometimes you have an as yet undiagnosed infection or virus that could be the culprit. If it continues that dramatically, I would do a 2-3 am blood sugar to make sure your am high is not the result of going too low in the middle of the night. Keep track and see if it happens again; you may want to change to a fresh bottle of insulin to see if that makes a difference. Good luck!
Answered By: susan sloane
Accreditations: B.S.,Rph.,C.D.E.,Nutritionist
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