What to do about elevated morning blood glucose in the mid 90s.

What to do about elevated morning blood glucose in the mid 90s.


All right so Tiana Tolland says, considerations
for elevated morning blood glucose readings mid 90’s. I think usually your morning glucose is primarily
impacted by your hormones and very rarely impacted by what you ate the night before
unless you are severely glucose intolerant. So the overwhelming probability is that if
your blood glucose is elevated in the morning and mid-90s is not tremendously high, but
there’s certainly a lot of people who want it lower than that, but that’s, you know,
probably cortisol. So if there are other signs of slipping into
pre-diabetes then I might come up with another explanation, but I don’t think waking up in
the morning and often having mid-90s glucose with everything else being fine is likely
to be a sign other than cortisol levels. It’s not necessarily a bad thing because you’re
supposed to have a cortisol spike in the morning. You might want to look at your cortisol levels
over time. The DUTCH test can look at that. It happens to look at a lot of other things
that I think are useful so that might be my first go-to. There certainly are other tests that just
look at cortisol over the timecourse of the day that you can use. What to do about it? Well I mean you first want to know if that’s
actually the issue. If it’s out of range then you probably want
to look at stress reduction as a first step, there’s some evidence for using phosphatidylserine
to lower cortisol, usually people use that at night for sleep, but I would certainly
look at stress management as the first step, but I wouldn’t necessarily be, I wouldn’t
necessarily be freaked out about that. All right thanks Tiana.