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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.

Click here to download a printable PDF version of this slideshow.


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