Anyone wake up starving at night?

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I do so well during the day with eating healthy. For years I have waken up at night starving! I notice my blood sugar is lower than usual but not too low and recently this has gotten worse I had surgery. So im battling with that. Anyone experience this? By eating something at night I think its affecting my weight and my blood sugar will be high when I wake up because I ate even something healthy.

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    It never happened to me.... I control my diabetes with diet and exercise and have been successful in lowering my sugar levels. Low carb, Paleo diet, wheat free, sugar free.....I eat around 6 pm my last meal of the day and until the next day around 7 am I eat nothing, nor do I crave food. I do not drink alcohol, I am very active, do yoga and pilates and manage my stress levels.
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    deedee, not me.  But you just started on a new drug, right?

    I forget, how many carbs per meal are you eating?  Maybe you could do a few more carbs per meal, or have a late snack, without hurting your numbers, and you'd do better at night?

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    I care for my diabetic, elderly mother. She often gets up in the night and raids the kitchen looking for sweets. It’s gotten so bad that I can’t  keep any candy or other sweets in the house and I have to hide the bananas because she’ll eat five if given the chance.

    I try to keep a snack on her bedside table- almond butter on glutten free toast, bacon , almond milk, nuts are some of her favorites. Not the best solution, but it works to have a little buffet on her bedside table.

    Any natural approach suggestions would be helpful.  I dont think its healthy for her to eat at night and dhe loses sleep.

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