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What is the pathophysiology of hypoglycemia?

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Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine
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In brief: High insulin

Very common cause of hypoglycemia is high Insulin levels (almost always related to excess sugar and carb intake).
Initially the high Insulin causes a reactive hypoglycemia, however over time, the chronically high Insulin levels lead to "insulin resistance". When your Insulin no longer works your blood sugars will rise and you develop diabetes. This is 100% preventable wi proper diet.

In brief: High insulin

Very common cause of hypoglycemia is high Insulin levels (almost always related to excess sugar and carb intake).
Initially the high Insulin causes a reactive hypoglycemia, however over time, the chronically high Insulin levels lead to "insulin resistance". When your Insulin no longer works your blood sugars will rise and you develop diabetes. This is 100% preventable wi proper diet.
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In brief: Low glucose

There are a host of reasons why blood glucose levels can be decreased.
A complication of diabetes management is the most common, but utilization (exercise), glucagon excression, too much insulin, or other stimulating events, can result in decreased glucose level.

In brief: Low glucose

There are a host of reasons why blood glucose levels can be decreased.
A complication of diabetes management is the most common, but utilization (exercise), glucagon excression, too much insulin, or other stimulating events, can result in decreased glucose level.
Thank