When Blood Glucose Rebounds ( Diabetes )

When Blood Glucose Rebounds ( Diabetes )

After you treat an episode of hypoglycemia, you may notice that your blood glucose levels elevate and then remain high, even hours later. This could happen for a several different reasons. Your body reacts to low blood glucoses by secreting hormones, including growth hormone and cortisol. These hormones may not act immediately, but after several hours, they will raise your blood glucose. This can last for up to 24 hours, so you may have to take additional insulin to keep your blood glucose from going too high. Another reason for high blood glucose after a low is overtreatment. You may have eaten too much when you tried to treat your low blood glucose. This rebound effect is one reason why you want to avoid very low blood glucoses.

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