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May 11th, 2011, 07:15 PM
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Hey Ladies-
I have tried exercising, snacks before bed, lots of water. I started eating about 10 - 20 grams of protein at 10pm, then I wake up at 6am and test right away. The protein turns to carbs in the middle of the night which keeps your body from crashing and then recovering with high numbers in the morning. It's called the "Dawn Phenomenon". This is the only thing that's worked for me. Numbers are in 70's and low 80's! Yay!!! It sound weird but I started drinking Slim Fast...They have a new LOW CARB one with only 7 grams total carbs, 1 gram of sugar, and 20 grams of protein!! Awesome for night snack when you don't want to eat anything.

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I just started protein powder mixed with water at night. It's got 25 grams of protein, 3 carbs, 1 sugar and 120 calories! I got it at grocery store for $11 and it's awesome! Only 3 more weeks to go!!!

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May 18th, 2011, 11:20 AM
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Ugh, I have been having so much trouble with my last snack of the night. After eating literally all day long, I find it hard to cram in the extra protein with my snack at night. I am only allowed up to 30 carbs with my last snack, and I have been trying things like a glass of milk and yogurt with some nuts but my FBS is still out of control. I have some protein bars that have 15 carbs and 20 grams of protein, but they have 200 calories and my educator doesn't want me to use those for snacks. Do you know how many calories that slim fast has?? That sounds like it may be an excellent choice for me. I am deathly scared of needles and would really love to find a solution to control my FBS so I don't have to go on insulin!!
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May 18th, 2011, 06:44 PM
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They have 190 calories. I have problems sticking to the "GD diet". I feel like I want to throw up at the end of the day from food overload!!. I usually have 2 egg whites with cheese, turkey sausage and 1 piece of toast for breakfast. A chicken salad or sandwich for lunch, and meat, veggies, and about 30 - 45 carbs for dinner. I use snacks for fruit, milk, and crackers. I just cant eat the huge meals they recommend anymore! I think we should listen to our bodies more. Maybe try some mozz. cheese instead of meat and don't go more than 8-9 hours at night after eating before you test?

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May 19th, 2011, 08:57 AM
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Thanks for the help!! I feel like puking at night too...and mostly during the day I am just SICK of eating!! Is mozzerella cheese really high in protein? It seems like I've seem more than one person recommend it. Last night I threw caution to the wind and ate a protein bar with a glass of milk and my FBS this morning was 96 (9 hours after eating last snack)! So I am getting closer...would still like to be well below 95 because I know my doc is going to be picky. So it looks like the 20 grams of protein is the trick. That, and I may have to start getting up at 6 AM to take my blood sugar. Do you eat your breakfast right after that first reading in the AM? 6 is just too early!!
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May 19th, 2011, 01:41 PM
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Mozz. has like 8 grams of protein, but lower in fat than cheddar. I test @ 6, roll over and go back to sleep!! I eat breakfast around 7:30/8. Last night I had a half a can of bean and ham soup and mozz. and this morning...76! That's the lowest it's ever been. I'm trying a lighter dinner too so I don't go to bed feeling so stuffed. Hope this helps. I know how frustrating it is. It's like it takes over all your thoughts. My husband's no doubt tired of hearing about nutrition facts!! Keep your head up
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May 19th, 2011, 04:30 PM
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U can also try having a slice of whole wheat bread w 1ts of mayo and 1-2ozs of turkey. this seems to have been working for my fbs. its almost always between 84-89.
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May 19th, 2011, 09:31 PM
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Here's a link that explains what happens to our bodies and glucose levels during the night. It's called "Dawn Phenomenen" This helped me understand why my levels were so wacky in the morning. That's where I got the idea to protein load before bed. Somogyi effect VS. Dawn Phenomenon > Blood Sugar Management > Everything Diabetes

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