3 doctors weighed in:
What is the difference between reactive hypoglycemia and diabetic hypoglycemia?
3 doctors weighed in

Dr. Melissa Young
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
2 doctors agree
In brief: One is med induced
Reactive hypoglycemia means blood sugars drop after eating a high carb meal due to an exaggerated response by the pancreas.
People with diabetes get hypoglycemic when their carb intake does not match their med intake or when they expend more calories than they usually do and take the same amount if Insulin or other meds.

In brief: One is med induced
Reactive hypoglycemia means blood sugars drop after eating a high carb meal due to an exaggerated response by the pancreas.
People with diabetes get hypoglycemic when their carb intake does not match their med intake or when they expend more calories than they usually do and take the same amount if Insulin or other meds.
Dr. Melissa Young
Dr. Melissa Young
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Adam Smith
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
13 years in practice
382K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors