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Is hypoglycemia a condition of it's own or only diabetes?

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Dr. James Chu
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: Usually related

Most common cause of hypoglycemia (low glucose) is related to taking rx (such as Insulin or sulfonylureas) used to treat diabetes.
Spontaneous (not drug-related) hypoglycemia can be seen in some with abnormal glucose metabolism, such as pre-diabetes or Insulin resistance, which are precursors to diabetes. Other forms of hypoglycemia are less common, and can be related to various organ dysfunction.

In brief: Usually related

Most common cause of hypoglycemia (low glucose) is related to taking rx (such as Insulin or sulfonylureas) used to treat diabetes.
Spontaneous (not drug-related) hypoglycemia can be seen in some with abnormal glucose metabolism, such as pre-diabetes or Insulin resistance, which are precursors to diabetes. Other forms of hypoglycemia are less common, and can be related to various organ dysfunction.
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