I think my situation is a little on subject here. I feel like I am having more and more problems dealing with my overnight blood sugars, specifically going hyerglycemic, if I eat high GI food like grain-based products or a large meal fairly soon beforehand.
My body seems like it just produces more glucose from high GI food as I am getting out of my youth, specifically when I sleep. The sleeping is the key part here, strange things occur at night in our malfunctioning bodies… =O
A little of it can be corrected with insulin, but I feel like I am more suspectible to overnight hyperglycemia now than I was for hypoglycemia when I was younger and it has gotten to be a noticeable problem.
Whereas when I was younger I worried about hypoglycemia far more often despite eating just as much. It is especially true that if I wake up with ok blood sugar (70-180 mg/dL) and do not immediately take insulin that I will quickly go hyperglycemic (200+ mg/dL) by just being awakened.
The problem has just seem to get harder to deal with the past few years…
There is research emerging though on type 1 diabetes progression and how the destruction of your insulin-producing beta cells effects other cell networks. And especially how over time things change. Without getting into too much science & speculation, I can say that fortunately drugs are coming out that should hopefully help us with these problems.
That is good too because I am getting tired of overnight and morning hyperglycemia and the resulting symptoms!
Plus I want to be able to eat some carbs before bed and not have to worry so much about it!