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25 Aug

Fasting glucose
Good day, I am on glucophage 500 (1 x morning & 1 evening) and simvastatin. Night time blood sugar often is much lower than my morning reading, for example: Supper time is around 7-8pm Blood sugar reading at 23:15 - 4.4 03:50 - 6.0 10:30 - 7.0 (fasting) What could be the cause?
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Diabetes expert

27 Aug

Hi
Glucose in your blood cmes from your liver(reflects in your morning reading) and from what you eat(daytime readings). As your morning glucose  comes from your liver, the levels can be higher if your liver is produceing too much glucose(stress, poor sleep, sleep apnea, infections etc). In some people, the liver has a bit of an increase before you wake up, called a Dawn phenomena, and then settle later on. 
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