Well I still get the dawn effect no matter what. My personal belief is that glucagon is the main instigator of the dawn effect and that if you can block the glucagon receptor with an antagonist, perhaps you can give diabetics an effective alternative therapy to this problem. I personally hate having to take insulin in the morning because I usually don't want to eat for a few hours anyways, so taking even 1 or 2 units of insulin to stave off the dawn effect usually ends in hypoglycemia at some point in the morning. It's really a pain to deal with. You guys don't know how easy you have it. =P
Anyways I've been hard at work perfecting my glucagon antagonist in the lab and time will tell if the dawn effect can be p0wned by a feisty graduate student. =)
For the hyperglycemia, I was referring to more of an overnight issue where I would go high as I slept. I don't know if it was my diet or some late growth spurt type of thing or what, but it seems to have lessened a lot in recent months thankfully. I was getting tired of waking up in the middle of the night in the 300s. Worst thing about that is it makes you have to pee but we all know what happens to guys when they need to pee at night... imagine dealing with it every night. =/
Actually that's not the worst part, the worst part is taking insulin at 4 AM and going back to sleep then waking up in the 30s-60s!
As for the Superfood I guess the real test will be when I go back in 6 months to get another A1C. I mean 5.5 is really low. I will continue to down the stuff though, I don't know why but I like it a lot. I like fruit a lot, but I'm just not much of a food preparer and that mixed with a tight budget ends in me not wanting to buy expensive (ie, the good, fresh stuff) fruits and vegetables at the grocer.
The Superfood mixes great in my protein shakes. Hell for all we know it could just be a little bit of some raspberries for the odor and a bunch of dirt. I hope that's not what you are doing Biotest! Even if you are though I've gone through a solid 10-15 cartons already and will continue to do so as long as our favorite supplement company continues to manufacture edible crack mixed with heroin, err I mean freeze-dried super-concentrated food extracts.