Diabetes symptoms: The 'phenomenon' that can keep you up at 3am and shouldn't be ignored

To recuse you from this, the body releases hormones that force the liver to release the stored glucose to stabilise the amount of glucose in the body.

However, in the case of diabetes, the liver releases excess glucose which leads to a high blood sugar level.

What’s the difference?

The predominant difference between the two is that the Somogyi effect leads to hypoglycemia followed by hyperglycemia.

One of the easiest ways to find out if the spike in the blood sugar level is due to the Somogyi effect is to check blood sugar levels at bedtime and after waking up.


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