Everyone has to deal with a process of the body called the dawn phenomenon. Our bodies were designed so the the liver automatically secretes glucose in early morning to help us start to wake up. For those of us blessed with a pancreas that doesn't respond to that spike, we have to compensate for that. If we don't, the results are a spike. We tend to overcompensate which usually results in a crash. So, before i started on the pump, i took my insulin earler before breakfast than with other meals and usually a little more. I always eat proteins along with a more complex carb as they both take lo nger to digest. Now that I've been on the pump for 21 years, I take 1 unit before getting in the shower and another after getting dressed and then my normal bolus for the meal. It really helps. Eating a well rounded meal with proteins, the right kinds of fats and carbs also helps level out the blood sugars. I've been a T1 for 53 years and my A1cs are still 6.0. Works for me. Hope that helps. Blessings.