Our expert says:
There is a thing called the "dawn phenomenon"
Early in the morning your body secretes the hormones cortisol, epinephrine, and norepinephrin.
These hormones can raise blood sugar by stimulating the liver to make sugar from glycogen. After these hormones are released, plasma glucose and, in a normal person, insulin start to rise.
However in people with diabetes the insulin does not rise due to damage to the pancreas, so instead of giving their cells a dose of morning energy, all they get is a rise in blood sugar.
Your doctor may need to review the type and dosage of your current medication to reduce "lows" during the day and manage this spike in the mornings.
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