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Stress hormones causing rising blood sugar levels - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   I have type 2 diabetes. everything was fine. Recently my glucose level is 115 when I go to bed, but when I wake up, it's often 170 or more. Why?
User :   are u there?
Doctor :  
Doctor :   There is a phenomenon in the night where the blood glucose drastically drops and thus the stress hormones

User :   ?
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which causes rise in blood sugars
Doctor :  
in the early morning
User :   but i didn't eat anything at night
Doctor :  
that is the most important reason of elevated
Doctor :  
blood sugars
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If you do not eat anything, then the blood sugars drop
Doctor :  
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which the stress hormones stress
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sorry sense
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and raise themselves
User :   so what should I do
Doctor :  
causing an immediate emergency rise in blood sugar
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Diet chart
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from a good dietitian
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and follow it
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