Handling Morning Highs

By GabbyPA Latest Reply 2011-11-27 08:10:52 -0600
Started 2011-11-26 07:53:04 -0600

By dLife

Somogyi Effect vs. Dawn Phenomenon
By Theresa Garnero, APRN, BC-ADM, MSN, CDE

Have you ever gone to bed with a relatively normal glucose reading, only to wake up with a much higher value? Do you wonder why glucose numbers can swing during sleep or pre-dawn hours?

This slideshow will address readers' questions about the difference between two possibilities: the Somogyi effect and dawn phenomenon.

View the entire slide show here http://www.dlife.com/dlife_media/diabetes_sli...

6 replies

Type1Lou 2011-11-26 10:08:30 -0600 Report

Thanks Gabby! I find I was confusing the Somogyi effect and Dawn Phenomenon. The dLife slide show clarified it for me. I'm still not sure which I have but I do often (but not always) have higher readings upon waking up in the morning. We're still tweaking my insulin pump settings to address this. This was GREAT info!

GabbyPA 2011-11-27 08:10:52 -0600 Report

I have tested at 3:00 in the morning on several occasions and I was already on the rise. I have tried snacks at night, eating nothing, exercising...it is hard to find the right combination.

GabbyPA 2011-11-26 07:54:13 -0600 Report

This is my nemisis. I go to bed with a 113 and wake up with a 200 quite often. This is not fun and finding the answer to deal with it is frustrating.