Why morning (fasting) sugar is high and how to control it?
n diabetics, fasting sugar after several hours of eating may go high due to several reasons but mainly because of “dawn phenomenon” and “insulin resistance” because your liver dumps sugar from your glycogen stores to get you ready for the day. In non-diabetic healthy person, insulin keeps check on your increased glucose but in diabetic this extra sugar dump by the liver increases your morning glucose. There are few simple tips that you can use to avoid morning rise in your sugar.
1. Don’t eat after 6 pm
2. Eat less protein in dinner
3. Eat less carbohydrates in dinner (roti, chawal, fruits, daal etc)
4. Do a 30-minutes brisk walk after dinner
5. Reduce overall intake of sugary and starchy foods (roti, chawal, fruits, daal etc) to reduce your waist line to help improve your insulin resistance.