reactive hypoglycemia


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reactive hypoglycemia

 Plasma glucose measuring < 2.8 mmol/L–US: < 50 mg/dl with Sx of adrenergic neural activation–eg, weakness, palpitations, tremor, sweating and hunger, occurring after a meal or after oral glucose loading, caused by compensatory insulin hypersecretion

re·ac·tive hy·po·gly·ce·mi·a

(rē-ak'tiv hī'pō-glī-sē'mē-ă)
After eating a carbohydrate meal, the affected subject overreacts and produces too much insulin in response to the food so that the glucose level decreases rapidly.

re·ac·tive hy·po·gly·ce·mi·a

(rē-ak'tiv hī'pō-glī-sē'mē-ă)
After eating a high carbohydrate meal, the affected subject overreacts and produces too much insulin in response to the food so that the glucose level decreases rapidly.
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Hosoi, "Postprandial reactive hypoglycemia in an oldest-old patient effectively treated with low-dose acarbose," Endocrine Journal, vol.
Lala, "Increased insulin sensitivity in patients with idiopathic reactive hypoglycemia," The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, vol.
Reactive hypoglycemia is more of a nuisance than a serious condition.
A personal blood glucose monitor cannot be used to diagnose reactive hypoglycemia.)
Oral sucrose-tolerance tests given to 137 delinquent and 41 nondelinquent teenagers show no greater incidence of reactive hypoglycemia among delinquents than among nondelinquents, the researchers report.
Published reports and clinical observations by numerous practitioners indicate that reactive hypoglycemia and hidden food allergy are important contributing factors to chronic fatigue in some patients.

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