For as long as I can remember, I've struggled with very high morning blood sugars. This has had a huge impact on my daily life, because waking up feeling sick, with a headache and a dry mouth means that you never start your day feeling like the best version of yourself. As my bedtime blood sugar levels were always stable, and mid-night hypos had also been ruled out, there was speculation about whether the Dawn Phenomenon (the Somogyi Effect) was the cause of my morning highs. However, my doctors were pretty sure that there was something else having an effect on them.
Maybe it was a hormone thing which has started to settle now I'm out of my teenage years, maybe it's a miracle...I don't know! But what I do know is that for the past couple of months, my morning blood sugars have been good. I can't pretend I have even the tiniest hint of a clue as to why, because I haven't changed anything about my diabetes management. Still, I couldn't be happier as I can now wake up and actually feel ready to start my day! There still seem to be 'anomaly mornings', but at least it's the high blood sugars that are now the odd-ones-out.
My Saturday Snapshot is my blood sugar level from this morning...
...I couldn't wish for a better way to start my weekend! :)