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A 45-year-old male asked:

Is the dawn phenomenon a precursor to diabetes? my rbs levels are great throughout the day, but for some reason my bs goes up a little while asleep.

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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
Dawn phenomenon : Happens to diabetics, when the body isn't releasing enough insulin to match the natural increase in blood sugar in the early morning hours, you are not diabetic. How high is your RBS at night? It can just be natural and your body is compensating, wish you well
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