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Re: [IP] reactive hyperglycemia

Hi Miranda,

Reactive hyperglycemia is also known as the rebound effect or the Somogyii
effect.  It means high blood sugars that follow hypoglycemia, but are not
due to overtreatment.

Your liver stores glucose in the form of glycogen to use as emergency fuel
in fight or flight situations.  When your blood sugar goes quite low some
counterregulatory hormones stimulate the liver to start converting the
glycogen back into glucose and send it into your bloodstream.  Without
insulin to make this glucose available to the cells the blood sugar becomes

Note that many well-respected medical professionals do not believe that this
happens at all.  My impression is that most T1 diabetics are quite sure it


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