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I guess I could just start testing in the evenings when I get home and not concern myself with the morning levels. One way to deal with a problem is to look around it. :-)

I wanted to comment on this, because I have a similar problem. My blood sugar is well controlled according to hemoglobin A1C tests. This is a test that measures your average blood sugar level over the last three or four weeks. I have high blood sugar in the mornings upon awakening. I was told that some type II diabetics exhibit this behavior and it is usually caused by a rise in adrenaline a couple of hours before waking. It may be that now that you are getting up earlier you are hitting a higher point in that adrenaline caused rise. I once set my alarm an hour earlier than usual and took my blood sugar and found it higher than it is upon my usual awakening time.

It would be good to discuss this with a doctor or other knowledgeable person. It would also be good to get a hemoglobin A1C test to see where you are on average.

One suggestion I might make is to take your blood sugar hourly while you are awake for a couple of days, noting particullarly what it is just before meals, an hour after, two hours after, etc. and also noting when and how much you exercise. I realize that this can be expensive for all those test strips but it will give you a good idea of how YOUR body works.

Ted (glad to see this board1)
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