Why am I so insulin resistant in the morning? What are people who experience morning insulin resistance doing to treat it?
I've increased my basal 150% from 8am-noon. I've also increased my boluses for the two meals I have in the morning. By the way, I'm waking up with perfect sugars, usually around 80-100. It's only after eating that my sugars go up to the high 200s, sometimes mid-300s.
I read recently about the dawn phenomenon, but the article I read stated that the phenomenon was attributed to growth hormones released during sleep and that it caused diabetics to wake up with high blood sugar. But like I said, I'm generally waking up with good blood sugar. So what's going on? Does anybody else have this problem?
Oh, one other factor that I shoud mention is that I do high intensity exercise almost every day around noon. It drastically increases my insulin sensitivity for the rest of the day, so much so that I usually have to take my pump off for several hours and not inject for meals. I'm not sure if this has anything to do with it, but there ya go.