Johns Hopkins Diabetes GuideManagementGeneral Principles

Hypoglycemia: Postprandial

Clare J. Lee, M.D., Ari S. Eckman, M.D.
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DEFINITION

  • Symptomatic hypoglycemia due to low blood glucose (≤70 mg/dL) occurring within 1-3 h after food intake, in the absence of hypoglycemic medications.
  • Includes reactive hypoglycemia, late-onset dumping syndrome or post-bariatric surgery hypoglycemia

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Last updated: June 1, 2016