Somogyi Phenomenon Definition

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The Somogyi Effect Is Rare In Diabetic Cats Managed Using Glargine And A Protocol Aimed At Tight Glycemic Control - Acvim 2008 - Vin

The Somogyi Effect is Rare in Diabetic Cats Managed Using Glargine and a Protocol Aimed at Tight Glycemic Control 1Max Planck Institute for Informatics, Saarbruecken, Germany; 2Centre for Companion Animal Health, University of Queensland, Australia The Somogyi effect is defined as hyperglycemia caused by the release of counter-regulatory hormones in response to insulin-induced hypoglycemia, and it is widely believed to exist in diabetic cats. However, studies in human diabetic patients over the last quarter century have rejected the common occurrence of the Somogyi phenomenon. The aim of this study was to determine the frequency of the Somogyi effect in diabetic cats treated with glargine. Fifty-five cats diagnosed with diabetes mellitus were included in the study. Data were collected over 20 months, and were obtained from owners who joined the online German Diabetes-Katzen Forum, and followed a protocol of intensive blood glucose regulation using glargine. The aim was to achieve euglycemia (50-100 mg/dL as measured using a portable blood glucose monitor) using twice daily insulin dosing. Owners performed an average of 5 2 blood glucose measurements per day, and supplied spreadshe Continue reading >>

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  1. profcurt

    coconut flour?

    Anyone out there know anything about this product? I just came across it. I could totally deal with diabetes if I could eat flour-based products, even if only from time to time. I am chef at heart, after all. Been quite depressed about the inability to eat flour-based products. How good is coconut flour as a substitute? Does it hold up in bread making? Am I just dealing with wishful thinking here?

  2. Caraline

    According to Calorie King Aussie version, 100 grams of coconut flour has 64.7 grams of carbohydrates.
    Plain white wheat flour contains per 140 grams (would have helped if they'd given same measure) has 102.2 grams of carbohydrates. That's about 73 grams of carbs per 100 gram.
    Hmmm, not much change really.

  3. snusnuMV

    I use flax meal and almond flour as substitutes. For example, flax meal pancakes, almond flour cookies and cakes, flax in peanut butter cookies, flax bread, almond flour cheesecake crust, chicken fried in almond flour, etc. Flax is mostly fiber, so in moderate amounts, your BG should react well. Almond flour is a little carby, but again, moderate portions.

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