Ann Endocrinol (Paris) 2020 Jun 10;81(2-3):110-117. Epub 2020 Apr 10.
Endocrinology, diabetology, metabolism department, Lille university hospital, Lille, France; Inserm U1190 translational research in diabetes, Lille, France; European genomic institute for diabetes EGID, Lille, France. Electronic address:
Hypoglycemia is defined by a low blood glucose level associated to clinical symptoms. Hypoglycemia may be related to treatment of diabetes, but also to drugs, alcohol, critical illness, cortisol insufficiency including hypopituitarism, insulinoma, bariatric or gastric surgery, pancreas transplantation or glucagon deficiency, or may be surreptitious. Some hypoglycemic episodes remain unexplained, and genetic, paraneoplastic and immune causes should be considered. Read More