Somogyi effect

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The Somogyi effect is a phenomenon where hypoglycaemia is followed by hyperglycaemia as a result of an over-reaction to the low sugar. It is usually seen in children with insulin dependent diabetes mellitus, especially where an insulin with a long acting component is being used.

Collection of urine in fractions through the day may demonstrate glycosuria worse at some times than at others.

Last reviewed 01/2018