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From Shreveport, Louisiana, USA:

Why is my fasting blood sugar always higher than other tests during the day?


This is a common finding -- even in people who do not have diabetes -- and it's called the dawn phenomenon. It's due to the rising levels of counterregulatory hormones during the early morning hours of the night that making the liver produce more glucose. It generally lasts until the middle of the morning.


Original posting 19 Feb 2002
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