Question: My blood sugar level 2 hours after dinner ranges from 120 to 130, then why does it get as high as 140 when checked after fasting the next morning despite the fact that I do not eat any other food after dinner.
Why is my blood sugar level higher in the morning than other times of the day? After my meals, it hardly gets higher than 132 but the next morning, it gets really high.
Answer: The blood sugar levels rise only after two hours of the meal and blood should be ideally tested after that time.Immediate evaluation of blood using the glucometer will not yield correct results.
The fact that blood sugar is high in the morning is a clear indication that you are prone to develop diabetes, in the near future. It is important that you visit your doctor and get yourself properly evaluated.
Dietary Tips For Hyperglycemia
Here are some dietary tips for you:
- Don’t take heavy dinner at night before going to bed. It is possible that your diet at night is high in carbohydrates, fats and cholesterol. This may result in high blood sugar levels in the morning.
- Ensure that you have dinner about two to three hours prior to going to bed. This implies that if you go to bed by 10 pm, you should have had dinner before 8 pm.
- Ensure that you take small quantities of food, frequently through the day. This will prevent the spikes in blood sugar levels and also protect you from a hypoglycemic attack.
- Don’t fast at night. This is very important. Include a balanced low fat diet at night which is rich in proteins, nutrients and fibers.
- Talk to your doctor. If you are taking medications, it is possible that the post dinner dosage needs to be increased.