postprandial reactive hypoglycemia


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postprandial reactive hypoglycemia

A low blood glucose level (< 50 mg/dl or 3.3 mmol/L) that occurs after a meal. It may result from excessive treatment with insulin or oral hypoglycemic drugs, from dumping syndrome or other digestive diseases, or from less common illnesses. It may be managed with alpha-glucosidase inhibitors and changes in diet.
See also: hypoglycemia
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