A phenomenon (described by the biochemist Somogyi) in which hypoglycemia causes activation of the internal counterregulatory hormones (for example, glucagon, growth hormone, and epinephrine), causing a rebound in the blood-glucose level to hyperglycemic levels. Also called post-hypoglycemia hyperglycemia.
Also called "rebound effect," it occurs when there is a upward swing in blood sugar from an extremely low level of glucose in the blood to a very high level. It usually happens during the night and early A.M. morning hours. People who experience high levels of blood glucose in the morning may need to test their blood glucose levels in the middle of the night. If blood glucose levels are repeatedly low, addition of an evening snack or a lowering of the insulin doses may be recommended.
It sounds completely illogical, but this is a condition in which the blood glucose level increases if too much insulin is given. It is also called rebounding, rebound hyperglycaemia or insulin-induced hyperglycaemia. If blood glucose levels drop too low or too suddenly, the body panics, thinking itâ€™s being starved. Stored glucose is released to end this â€œstarvationâ€ and the body is flooded with glucose. This causes the blood glucose levels to bounce rapidly from next to zero to really high. This can happen when too much insulin is being injected. Common when first beginning to treat your diabetic cat, the solution is to give less insulin. (Or perhaps try a different sort of insulin)
A swing to very high glucose levels from very low levels, which in turn are caused by an insulin reaction during the night; the rebound is caused by the release of stress hormones.
Also called rebound Hyperglycaemia - when the blood glucose level swings high following hypoglycemia. The Somogyi effect may follow an untreated hypoglycemic episode and is caused by the release of stress hormones.
A swing to a high level of glucose (sugar) in the blood from an extremely low level, usually occurring after an untreated insulin reaction during the night. The swing is caused by the release of stress hormones to counter low glucose levels. People who experience high levels of blood glucose in the morning may need to test their blood glucose levels in the middle of the night. If blood glucose levels are falling or low, adjustments in evening snacks or insulin doses may be recommended. This condition is named after Dr. Michael Somogyi, the man who first wrote about it. Also called "rebound."
a rebound effect of low followed by high blood glucose caused by too much insulin
A condition in which the blood glucose level increases if too much insulin is given. It occurs when insulin causes the blood glucose level to go so low it stimulates the production of other hormones in the body such as epinephrine which promote the breakdown of glycogen (the chemical compound which the body uses to store glucose) and increases the blood glucose level above normal. It is also called rebound hyperglycemia or insulin-induced hyperglycemia.