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Why would a blood sugar reading in the morning be higher than a blood sugar reading the previous evening immediately before going to bed?
The liver is supposed to balance the blood sugar by converting stored sugar (glycogen) back into sugar (glucose) and sending it into the bloodstream whenever the blood sugar starts to drop too low. This is especially useful during the night while we are sleeping and not eating for a long time. In type 2 diabetes, this process goes haywire and the liver can start pouring glycogen into the bloodstream while we are sleeping, hence the high morning blood sugar.
Original posting 7 Mar 2005
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Last Updated: Tuesday April 06, 2010 15:09:59
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