I am still experiencing morning blood sugars in the low 200's.
At first I thought about titling this post as "Still Fighting with my Dawn Phenomenom" but decided to go with a more positive message instead.
I mean we have (the United States) had a war on cancer going on for a long time and now we have a war on obesity. I definitely don't like that negative connotation.
Some say the reason we get cancer is that it's our body's way to help us survive a little longer, otherwise we would have succumbed already and died. So maybe we should learn how to improve the person's health instead of fighting the cancer, or perhaps a little of both.
The second war has a blame factor where we are, in essence, fighting with people who are obese. Not good. The way our society is set up has made it hard to stay slim, especially for those with the thrifty gene. And there is more to it than willpower and calories in/calories out. Any type of prejudice is bad. Smile and be kind to everyone, including the overweight.
I thought back to one time when I was drinking only vegetable juice and my need for insulin disappeared except for in the early morning hours. I would be level all day and then wake up with a 300 blood sugar. So I really think a more pronounced Dawn Phenomenom is a healing sign for me.
I have been slowly increasing my basal rate everyday and will keep doing so until I wake up with a normal blood sugar. Right now my basal rate is .425 per hour most of the time but 1.25 between the hours of 2 am and 5 am.
Here's a picture of some scrambled eggs with mushrooms I had over the weekend.