Back to Ask the Diabetes Team Ask the Diabetes Team

From Nashville, Tennessee, USA:

When I go to bed at night, my blood sugar will be 106-125 mg/dl [5.9-6.9 mmol/L], and when I get up in the morning, it is always 130-137 mg/dl [7.2-7.6 mmol/L]. What causes my sugar to go up when I sleep?


This is a common problem in type 2 diabetes. Your liver converts stored sugar (or glucose) back into sugar in your blood. Ask your doctor if you may be a candidate for metformin, an insulin sensitizer that works very well in preventing the liver from producing excess glucose.


Original posting 26 May 2003
Posted to Daily Care


  Home Return to Top

Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:46
This Internet site provides information of a general nature and is designed for educational purposes only. If you have any concerns about your own health or the health of your child, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional.

This site is published by T-1 Today, Inc. (d/b/a Children with Diabetes), a 501c3 not-for-profit organization, which is responsible for its contents.
By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use, Legal Notice, and Privacy Policy.
© Children with Diabetes, Inc. 1995-2015. Comments and Feedback.