Hi Louise. I gave up table salt a while back and my BP went down. Sodium is an enemy of mine since my kidney problems and 2 surgerys in my life for a large stone in one and then years later in the other. My Dr. said away with table salt! I also drink tons of water to keep the only kidney I have left flushed at all times. I wish I would have known more sooner to get rid of table salt. Thank you for the information.
Thank You for the advice Clovis. I was referring to Louise's post at the top of the page about Dawn Phenomenon and what goes on in the body to cause an uptick in Blood Sugar readings when within a period of time the sugar goes up for no apparent reason in the mornings for many diabetics and being a Type 1 diabetic I can adjust accordingly for it. Sometimes if the spike is reasonable and I am within 30 points where I need to be I just increase my fast acting insulin by .50 to .75 a unit. Got to be cautious not to overdo the night time insulin either. It is something I have dealt with for 35 year and mostly have it down to a science but it is a challenge. My Dr. sees me every 90 days for my A1Cs and of course I am on here to learn more from others. Type 1 and type 2s basically need to work on the same diets and excersise and overall concept of those darn high blood sugars and lifestyles to stay healthy.
Great information Louise. Mistery solved about those morning high sugars. I noticed that when I get up the blood sugar may be a little low such as 70 or 75 and if I have a fasting blood sugar and A1C testing at the Lab things stay in tact pretty well since the medical clinic is near my neighborhood. When I get home from that at around 9:00 AM (2 hours after I wake up) I test before food and the sugar will have gone up in some cases to 140. This can happen really any morning, not just the test morning of course. I can be around 70 when just waking up and then I get ready for work and 1 hour later my sugar will have increased to 110. That would be part of the Dawn Phenomenon right even though awake for that hour or so? I am a type 1 on Lantus before bed with a snack and Humalog as need with meals. Thank you in advance for the answer.