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Are reactive hypoglycemia and pre-diabetes the same thing?

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Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Dean Giannone
Dr. Dean Giannone
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Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice

In brief: 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

In brief: 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
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
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