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Can someone non diabetic have reactive hypoglycemia without an insulinoma?

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Posted on Wed, 11 May 2016
Question: Can someone non diabetic have reactive hypoglycemia without an insulinoma? Thanks
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Answered by Dr. Ajish TP (21 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Yes you can have

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Hi XXXX,
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Thank you for the query.

In reactive hypoglycemia the body is producing excess insulin in response to food and this result in low blood glucose 2-5 hours after a meal.

Reactive hypoglycemic patients are usually pre diabetic (that means there sugars at some point are high and body is trying to compensate it by producing excess insulin). Some cases of insulinomas (small insulinomas) can present initially with reactive hypoglycemia (after food) and then proceed to fasting hypoglycemia as well.

Hope I have answered your question. If you have ant further questions I will be happy to help you.

Regards,

Dr Ajish TP
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Thanks so much
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Wishing you good health

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Wishing you good health

Regards
Dr Ajish TP
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Can someone non diabetic have reactive hypoglycemia without an insulinoma?

Brief Answer: Yes you can have Detailed Answer: Hi XXXX, Welcome to HCM. Thank you for the query. In reactive hypoglycemia the body is producing excess insulin in response to food and this result in low blood glucose 2-5 hours after a meal. Reactive hypoglycemic patients are usually pre diabetic (that means there sugars at some point are high and body is trying to compensate it by producing excess insulin). Some cases of insulinomas (small insulinomas) can present initially with reactive hypoglycemia (after food) and then proceed to fasting hypoglycemia as well. Hope I have answered your question. If you have ant further questions I will be happy to help you. Regards, Dr Ajish TP