Somogyi effect

noun
So·​mo·​gyi effect | \ ˈsō-mō-jē- How to pronounce Somogyi effect (audio) \

Medical Definition of Somogyi effect

: hyperglycemia following an episode of hypoglycemia especially : hyperglycemia that occurs after breakfast following nocturnal hypoglycemia and that may occur in type 1 diabetes especially when too much insulin has been taken the day before

called also Somogyi phenomenon

— compare dawn phenomenon

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“Somogyi effect.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Somogyi%20effect. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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