Frequently asked questions on important topics / Why do I go to bed with normal blood sugar levels and wake up with high levels when I haven’t eaten all night?

Frequently asked questions on important topics / Zumba Fitness at Kemps Corner with Frequently asked questions on important topics / Zumba Fitness Instructor ZIN Swetha Jairam
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October 23, 2017
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Research Expert Panel Member ZIN Swetha Jairam
 
 
Morning highs are typically caused by one of two things: The Somogyi effect (also called rebound hyperglycemia) or Dawn Phenomenon.
With the Somogyi effect, you may be experiencing hypoglycemia (or low blood glucose episodes) during the night. In reaction to these untreated lows, your body releases stress hormones and the subsequent high blood glucose levels that you’re seeing in the morning. The Dawn Phenomenon is an early-morning (4:00 to 8:00 AM) natural rise in blood glucose levels that is caused by a release of hormones as your body prepares to meet the day.
Sometimes these morning highs can be avoided by a bedtime snack at night or other adjustments in insulin or medication. Talk to your doctor about any unexplained irregularities in blood glucose levels and how you might adjust your treatment plan accordingly.

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