yea, diabetics actually call this dawn phenomenon. It can be a bitch to deal with sometimes. Have you tried testing your fasting blood sugar later in the day? [/quote]
Fasting blood sugar is 85 within a half hour of waking, if I drink some water and walk around a little. I am sure I have the muscle to soak up any extra blood sugar once I get moving.
I was worried that my insulin sensitivity is not good enough to keep my blood sugar in the 80s when the cortisol rush comes on on the early morning hours of sleep. Maybe I am just getting a little dehydrated.
If I eat a high carb meal, my blood sugar will go up to about 110-120 at 60 minutes, and back under 90 within about another hour. It is always 80-85 2 or more hours after eating except first thing in the morning.
I think I am a little insulin insensitive, but have the muscle to sponge up/buffer blood sugar levels. I am really trying to make a permanent move to a low carb diet averaging about 100 grams a day, maybe ranging from 50-200 over the course of a week.
Carbs do nothing for my training-I train worse if I eat any carbs, and they don’t seem to help me recover either (no reall effect of post workout carbs and that is with 10+ years of trying different things). The only thing they do is help me sleep, but if I don’t eat carbs I will have nights where I just feel buzzed trying to sleep and its not caffiene. Maybe its some ketones.