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Post binge spike


New Member
Relationship to Diabetes
Type 1
Can anyone help?

When I binge eat (or even just eat slightly worse than normal) I wake up with big spikes the next morning. Does anyone else experience this and have any advice?

for example, the last occurrence....

1) BG of 5 before eating and had my usual required amount of insulin according to evening my carb ratio (13 to 1).

2) woke up in the middle of the night (2am) and tested a BG of 5 again

3) woke up at 6 am with a BG of 20...

I do not understand... help!


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What do you mean by binge eating?
If you mean more carbs than you normally eat then yes that can have unexpected effects. Carb overload means that your normal ratios don’t work any more and you need more insulin than you think you will to deal with them. It can also keep hitting you for many hours afterwards, especially if there was also a lot of fat in the meal which slows down digestion.