Dawn Phenomenon

We often hear the question, “Why is it that my fasting blood glucose is always so much higher than at any other time of the day? Especially when I have had nothing to eat since supper (or bedtime)!”

At its most simple, “Dawn Phenomenon” is “very high blood glucose in the early morning due to the release of certain hormones in the middle of the night.”

The first thing you should know is that “Dawn Phenomenon” is a natural occurrence in everyone, both diabetics and non-diabetics. However, diabetics do not have the resources to deal with the high blood glucose.

The next thing you should know is that the high fasting blood glucose will go down after a few hours.

However, the closer you can get to having normal blood sugars throughout the day, the high fasting blood glucose numbers will gradually and eventually disappear.

For a full, detailed explanation, please read our article, “Dawn Phenomenon,” at https://adventistvegetariandiabetics.com/diabetes-basics/dawn-phenomenon/.

This video may also be of help to you in understanding “Dawn Phenomenon”

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