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why does reactive hypoglycemia not exist?

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Dr. Philip Kern
Endocrinology 43 years experience
Overdiagnosed : It does exist, but is very uncommon and has been grossly overdiagnosed and hyped. Many people get symptoms 3-4 hr after a sugary meal even tho glu is normal, and people have "low" glu with no symptoms at all. If you have post-meal symptoms, best treatment is smaller/frequent meals/complex carbs/protein etc (after stomach surgery, eg gastic bypass, reactive hypo can occur).

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