Reactive Hypoglycemia

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What is Reactive Hypoglycemia?

Reactive hypoglycemia is recurrent episodes of symptomatic low blood sugar occurring 1–2 hours after a high carbohydrate meal. It may be the result of excessive insulin release triggered by the carbohydrate meal that continues after digestion and disposal of the glucose from the meal.

What is it like to have Reactive Hypoglycemia?

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

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What do patients take to treat Reactive Hypoglycemia and its symptoms?

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Who has Reactive Hypoglycemia on PatientsLikeMe?

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 15
30s 28
40s 41
50s 29
60s 11
70+ 7


Distribution of females vs. males

81% Females
19% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 19
20-29 years 12
30-39 years 16
40-49 years 17
50-59 years 8
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 85
Not Diagnosed 18

These charts show data from Reactive Hypoglycemia patients who have completed their condition history
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