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Why do I have high blood sugar levels in the morning?

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Why do I have high blood sugar levels in the morning?.

There are two main causes of high blood sugar in the morning, the dawn phenomenon and the Somogyi effect This article explores these two causes of high blood sugar levels in the morning.

Typically, people who do not have diabetes tend not to notice these high blood sugar levels in the morning.

However, people with diabetes are unable to control their insulin levels.

Just as with anything else, the overall effects of dawn phenomenon vary from person to person.

The reasons for the high blood sugar levels in the morning are the same for both the dawn phenomenon and the Somogyi effect.

There is one main difference between the two effects: the dawn phenomenon occurs naturally the Somogyi effect occurs as a result of poor diabetes management Typically, ill-timed insulin or missed meals or snacks are the culprits.

Testing for the dawn phenomenon and Somogyi effect As the dawn phenomenon and the Somogyi effect are very similar, it is important for the doctor to determine which one a person has.

Recommendations include: eating a carbohydrate snack at least a few hours before bedtime seeing a doctor about reducing blood sugar-lowering medication doses in the evening reducing long-acting insulin doses For most people, dawn phenomenon is short-lived and does not cause a lot of problems.

Until they eat, some people do have problems with their blood sugar continuing to rise in the morning.


Author: Brian Wu

Source: medicalnewstoday.com

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