Can a diabetes dietician diagnose or confirm a diagnosis of reactive hypoglycemia?

Not really. The best way to confirm hypoglycemia is by testing the sugar at the time of symptoms to see if is truly low (under 60). Many people with symptoms of hypoglycemia find that their sugars are actually normal when they are having symptoms, and that the symptoms are related to something else.

Related Questions

Are reactive hypoglycemia and pre-diabetes the same thing?

1 is type of other. They aren't quite the same thing. There are many types of pre-diabetes - which is any condition or indication that you might develop diabetes (chronically high blood sugar) later on. Oddly enough, reactive hypoglycemia (low blood sugar after eating)- or any hypoglycemia for that matter- is a risk factor for developing diabetes. Other pre-diabetic types: impaired glucose tolerance & fasting glucose. Read more...
Different. These are different things. Reactive hypoglycemia is an overly brisk response of your pancreas to a particularly sugary meal; too much insulin is released in the blood sugars plummet. Prediabetes is a slight elevation of your blood sugars in the longer-term which suggests a predisposition to diabetes. Read more...

Is reactive hypoglycemia common in a young slim person? I keep geting symptoms of it but tested negative for diabetes

No. Hypoglycemia is opposit to diabetes that is hyperglycemia. If hypoglycemia happens frequently in a slim person, it usually indicates the person might not eat enough. Anorexia may be the reason if the slim person concerns her/his body shape. In rare case, insulinoma can cause frequent hypoglycemia too. Consult your doctor to check it up. Read more...
Thin pts report RH. There are many case reports & anecdotal evidence that reactive hypoglycemia (RH) can occur in someone who is slim (http://ehealthforum.com/health/skinny-people-with-reactive-hypoglycemia-t265917.html), but hard to say "common". It is usually diagnosed in teenagers or young adults, or after pts undergo bariatric surgery. It is a risk factor for diabetes but RH & diabetes rarely occur simultaneously. Read more...

Diag w/ reactive hypoglycemia years ago. Just had a fasting insulin number of 8 (9-29 range) what does this mean? Strong family diabetes. I'm small

Doesn't mean much. Independent of a concomitant glucose an Insulin level doesn't mean much. If blood sugar is high, low, or normal with an Insulin level of 8 uu/ml, the interpretation is completely different. Read more...

My bl sugar level drops to 50 3 h after eating, normal insulin, c-peptide, liver enzymes' levels, family history of diabetes, is it reactive hypoglycemia?

Reactive hypoglycemi. yes. It is. Whenever you eat ready sugars or simple sugars( made with table sugar, juices) your body releases lots of insulin . Your sugars get absorbed mostly from stmach and there is still insulin in the blood that continue to lower your sugar.you should avoid ready sugars and take more complex carbs. Along with proteins. You most likely will be developing diabetes in near future. So watch !! Read more...