We invite you to learn more about the levels of blood sugar during your day.
Why my sugar levels in the blood increase during the night?
When you go to sleep, usually the level of glucose in the blood may be 110 (mg / dL), but when you wake up in the morning it would risen to may be 150 (mg / dL), why is this happening?2
To understand how sugar levels can rise overnight without having eaten anything, we have to see where glucose comes from during sleep and where it goes..
During the day we eat carbohydrates that are digested into glucose and absorbed into the bloodstream, some of this glucose goes to the liver and some is stored for later use.3
At night while we sleep, the liver releases glucose into the bloodstream, the liver functions as store house for glucose and keeps supplying until we eat breakfast. The amount of glucose used is matched by the amount of glucose that is released by the liver, so that the levels of blood sugar must remain constant.4
What is the phenomenon of dawn?5
This is an increase in blood glucose that occurs in the early morning hours, approximately between 3 am and 6 am in people with a typical sleep schedule.
The dawn effect is thought to be triggered by a normal increase in the Levels of hormones, particularly human growth hormone which insists the liver to release the glucose. In this way body make sure that it has enough energy. People with diabetes, though, may not have enough insulin to counteract these hormones. So a delicate balance is lost, and blood glucose can be too high by morning.5
The result: Increased levels of blood sugar.5
That's why your glucose levels in the blood may increase while you sleep.5