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I want to know about the Dawn Phenomenon, its diagnosis and treatment. I am looking for this topic but I've failed. Could somebody help me with a some address or any thing about it. Thank you.

Estoy buscando temas referentes al Dawn phenomenon. Ya busque en varios lados in librerias y en internet y no he encontrado algo completo. Les agradeceria si me pueden orientar sobre este asunto. De antemano Gracias.


Simplistically put, the Dawn Phenomenon refers to an early morning rise in blood sugar due to glucose production by the liver, caused by increases in various hormones (e.g. growth hormone) during the early morning hours. This can lead to high fasting blood sugars. Usually, increasing the amount of long acting insulin at bedtime will help normalize the fasting blood sugars.

Sencillamente puesto, fenomeno del almanecer se refiere a un subido de la glucosa en la sangra en el amanecer, o sea, las horas de la madrugada debido a un aumento en produccion de glucosa por el higado. Esta causada por un aumento de una varaidad de hormonas (por ejemplo, hormona de crecer) en la madrugada. La consecuencia es un aumento en el nivel del azucar en la sangre en la manana...o sea, en ayunas. Los que toman insulina pueden aumentar el dosis de NPH insulina al acostarse para controlarlo mejor el azucar en la manana (en ayunas) o el fenomeno de almanecer.


Original posting 3 Apr 97


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