J Feline Med Surg 2016 Aug 4;18(8):587-96. Epub 2015 Jun 4.
School of Veterinary Science, The University of Queensland, Queensland, Australia
Objectives: Rebound hyperglycaemia (also termed Somogyi effect) is defined as hyperglycaemia caused by the release of counter-regulatory hormones in response to insulin-induced hypoglycaemia, and is widely believed to be common in diabetic cats. However, studies in human diabetic patients over the past quarter century have rejected the common occurrence of this phenomenon. Therefore, we evaluated the occurrence and prevalence of rebound hyperglycaemia in diabetic cats. Read More