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High fasting sugar levels. On medication. What else to do?

I am a 55 year old female having diagnosed with type 2 diabetes 5 years ago. I am taking medicines, but my fasting sugar levels are always high (around 145 to 160] irrespective of what I eat for dinner. if my sugar level is 130, two hours after dinner, when I wake up in the next morning, even without having a glass of water, my sugar level is 155-160!!. My PP levels are also around 145-155. I am fairly active.. do at least half an hour exercise every day. What could be the reason for the high fasting sugar and how can I improve ??
Asked On : Fri, 20 Jul 2012
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The causes fir high fasting sugars can be
High intake of carbohydrates
High doses of blood pressure medicines
High dose of injection insulin
Sometimes DAWN PHENOMENON takes place where immediately before getting up in the morning you have high secretions of hormone resulting in high fasting glucose.

Reduce your carbohydrates in your diet
Take METFORMIN in night
If not taking METFORMIN start taking it as it helps in reducing fasting sugar levels
Reduce your LANTUS insulin,if taking.
Reduce the doses of anti hypertensives if using.
Answered: Fri, 20 Jul 2012
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