What can cause non-diabetic hypoglycemia in children?

Number of conditions. Ingestion of alcohol and blood sugar lowering drugs are fairly common causes. Accidental or intentional overdose of tylenol (acetaminophen) is another well known cause. Other unusual or rare conditions include ketotic hypoglycemia and metabolic diseases involving gluconeogenesis.

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How is non-diabetic hypoglycemia in children usually treated?

Cause? Determine if blood sugar is really low and when does it occur. If true hypoglycemia, your doctor will need to determine the cause. We often see lowish blood sugars in thin kids who don't have healthy diets. Treatment would be geared toward healthier eating in this case. Less common are certain metabolic disorders which mostly present in babies and children, but a few also manifest in adulthood. Read more...

How common is Non-Diabetic Hypoglycemia caused fainting?

Rare. Two types
1. Reactive - happens within a few hours of eating a meal
2. Fasting - which may be associated with disease. Read more...

Is Non-Diabetic Hypoglycemia overdiagnosed?

Reactive hypogly. . If you're referring to reactive hypoglycemia, then that to which you refer is fairly common. It's related to the overly brisk response of the pancreas to ingestion of simple sugar. . Read more...

How common is fainting from Non-Diabetic hypoglycemia?

Hypoglycemia. Loss of consciousness with nondiabetic or medication induced hypoglycemia is most unusual. Tremors, lightheadedness, mild sweating, palpitations,fatigue may occur. Read more...
Depends on cause. Feeling light-headed or weak (but not passing out) is common in nondiabetics when they have not had enough to eat for several hours. It gets better quickly if you eat some sweets. A brief period of unconsciousness (faint) is usually caused by low blood pressure, not low sugar. It passes quickly if you raise the feet. See a doctor if you're not sure. Read more...

How do you diagnose non-diabetic hypoglycemia during childhood?

With a fasting test. The child needs to be watched while fasting, with tests for Insulin done if the blood sugar drops. This is usually done in the hospital, for sweaty reasons. Read more...

What foods are not good 2 eat 4 people with hypoglycemia? Non-diabetic hypoglycemia

Rare disorder. Symptoms include nervousness, sweating, hunger, anxiety, blurred vision, fatigue, fast heart rate, etc. -- however unless you have diabetes and are on Insulin or other medication, have renal or liver disease, cancer or prior stomach surgery -- then true hypoglycemia never occurs in human beings. If it a very frequently and incorrectly made diagnosis. Read more...

What foods are not good 2 eat 4 people with hypoglycemia? Non-diabetic hypoglycemia, I think!

Rare disorder. Symptoms include nervousness, sweating, hunger, anxiety, blurred vision, fatigue, fast heart rate, etc. -- however unless you have diabetes and are on Insulin or other medication, have renal or liver disease, cancer or prior stomach surgery -- then true hypoglycemia never occurs in human beings. If it a very frequently and incorrectly made diagnosis. Read more...

How does one know if they have non diabetic hypoglycemia? What are some of the signs and what tests do they need to dx it?

Hypoglycemia. Many things to discuss. For a start please go online and look for articles about diabetic hypoglycemia. You will learn a lot. Regarding the signs, you should prepare a list of the items that are troubling you. Hypoglycemia is quite unlikely. Are you checking blood sugar? If possible, I would appreciate getting some more information from you. Read more...