Help with dawn phenomenon


#1

Hello. Any night shift nurses out there that can help me with management of my fasting blood sugar? When I work, I usually eat last at 3 a.m. The next time I eat is at 4 p.m. after I’ve slept all day. I take my fasting blood sugar when I wake up and notice it has been above 120. Is there something I could snack on before going to bed to prevent dawn phenomenon?


#2

I am not a nurse, but can tell you that one thing I have found that really helps my blood sugar is eating avocado. Don’t know if you like it but if you do, it is worth’s shot. About 1/4 of an avocado is a good amount.


#3

When I was having that problem my doctor told me to not eat any carbs my last meal before bedtime.
It has helped me. It is worth a try. If it does not help call your doctor continued highs can cause so much damage to your organs.
Hope this helps you. Be well.


#4

Before bed?


#5

My last meal is my Dinner at about 10pm-12am and a snack at 3am.


#6

I would have it with my last meal. I like it on a sandwich, in a salad or on a slice of toast.


#7

Yum I love avocados they are so good for you. I cut the hole just a bit bigger so a whole egg will fit and put them in the oven on a baking sheet for 25 to 30 min. Until the eggs are fully cooked. Oh they are the bomb.


#8

Trseba