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How does hypoglycemia start?

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Dr. Steven Bowers
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Hypoglycemia

Hypoglycemia is usually caused by medications, either Insulin or oral medications that are prescribed for diabetes.
Rarely hypoglycemia is caused by a tumor of the cells in the pancreas that produce insulin.

In brief: Hypoglycemia

Hypoglycemia is usually caused by medications, either Insulin or oral medications that are prescribed for diabetes.
Rarely hypoglycemia is caused by a tumor of the cells in the pancreas that produce insulin.
Dr. Steven Bowers
Dr. Steven Bowers
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Dr. Charles Glueck
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

In brief: Hyperinsulinemia

Commonly if there is peripheral Insulin resistance, then there is hyperinsulinemia, which eventually lowers blood glucose precipitously.
If fasting serum Insulin and c peptide are high, glucophage (metformin) can deal with recurrent hypoglycemia by reducing Insulin resistance and hyperinsulinemia.

In brief: Hyperinsulinemia

Commonly if there is peripheral Insulin resistance, then there is hyperinsulinemia, which eventually lowers blood glucose precipitously.
If fasting serum Insulin and c peptide are high, glucophage (metformin) can deal with recurrent hypoglycemia by reducing Insulin resistance and hyperinsulinemia.
Dr. Charles Glueck
Dr. Charles Glueck
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