What are signs someone with diabetes needs to visit their health care provider for help with the dawn phenomenon?

Dr. Miguel Parilo discusses signs that someone with diabetes needs to visit their health care provider for help with the dawn phenomenon. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.

What are signs someone with diabetes needs to visit their health care provider for help with the dawn phenomenon?

A sign that you need help with your dawn phenomenon is if you're making positive changes, and you're still noticing this escalation of blood sugar beyond the goals that you and your provider have set for you. That's something that we could help you with. Sometimes, we'll counsel on further changes of diet. First of all, define: "Is it a problem? Is it to an extent that we need to be worried about it?" Number one. Number two is: "Can we do some lifestyle changes to augment your efforts and overcome the impacts of dawn phenomenon?" Thirdly: is change the timing or types of medicines you're using to control your sugar, particularly during those dawn hours.

 

It’s time to visit your health care provider if you’re making positive changes to combat the dawn phenomenon, but you’re still seeing your blood sugar spike beyond your goals, Premier Physician Network (PPN) physicians say.

Your provider will reevaluate the problem, any possible lifestyle changes, and your medication. He or she can then help you decide whether it’s beneficial to make more changes or to continue on with your current plan.

Talk to your doctor for more information about signs that you should visit your health care provider for help with the dawn phenomenon.