dawn phenomenon

noun
\ ˈdȯn- How to pronounce dawn phenomenon (audio) \

Medical Definition of dawn phenomenon

: a rise in the level of glucose in the blood plasma that occurs in early morning before breakfast and that may progress to hyperglycemia in diabetics and especially in those affected with type 1 diabetes — compare somogyi effect

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“Dawn phenomenon.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/dawn%20phenomenon. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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