Somogyi Effect

Somogyi Effect

Also called: Rebound Effect, Somogyi Phenomenon Summary The Somogyi effect is a sudden swing to high glucose levels (hyperglycemia) after episodes of low glucose (hypoglycemia) during sleep. A patient may go to sleep with normal glucose levels, but levels may drop during the night and result in nocturnal hypoglycemia. This in turn may trigger the …

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Hypoglycemia

Hypoglycemia

Also called: Insulin Reaction Summary Hypoglycemia is abnormally low glucose (blood sugar). It can occur when a person’s levels of glucose and insulin are unbalanced. Many people with diabetes refer to hypoglycemia as an “insulin reaction.” Insulin is a hormone necessary for moving glucose from the blood to the cells of the body. Without insulin, …

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Hyperosmolar Hyperglycemic Nonketotic Syndrome

Hyperosmolar Hyperglycemic Nonketotic Syndrome

Also called: NKHH, Hyperosmolar Hyperglycemic Nonketotic State, HHNS, Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar State, Nonketosis Hyperosmolar Hyperglycemia, HHS Summary Hyperosmolar hyperglycemic nonketotic syndrome (HHNS) is a dangerous condition in which a person experiences very high glucose (blood sugar) and dehydration. One-third of all cases of HHNS occur in people with undiagnosed diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association. …

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Hyperglycemia

Hyperglycemia

Summary Hyperglycemia is an abnormally high level of glucose (blood sugar). It occurs when the body lacks or cannot properly use insulin. Insulin is a hormone needed to process glucose for energy. Hyperglycemia can affect anyone with diabetes, including those individuals who are undiagnosed. Left untreated, acute hyperglycemia can lead to severe dehydration resulting in …

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Glucose Monitoring

Glucose Monitoring

Also called: Self Monitoring of Blood Glucose, Blood Glucose Monitoring, Blood Sampling Devices, Home Blood Glucose Monitoring Summary Glucose monitoring is the self-testing of glucose (blood sugar) levels for the management of diabetes. It usually involves placing a blood sample on a chemically coated test strip. The test strip is then placed in a glucose …

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