Rebound hyperglycaemia to counter regulatory hormone release. It is 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. It is caused by the body releasing stress hormones to fight the low glucose levels. If this happens to you. Mostly seen in patients with diabetes mellitus which is difficult to control.
- M. Somogyi:
Insulin as a cause of extreme hyperglycemia and instability.
Weekly Bulletin of the St Louis Medical Society, 1938, 32: 498-510.
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