Diagnosing and Treating Low Blood Sugar Levels

Conditions Phase Intervention Type


Ages Eligible for Study
10 years and up
Genders Eligible for Study


Hypoglycemia and Insulinoma


National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

Inclusion Criteria

Documentation of plasma glucose below 45 mg/dl is required for enrollment.

Exclusion Criteria

Detailed Description

Hypoglycemia is the term used to refer to lower than normal levels of blood sugar. This study will continue to research the causes of hypoglycemia. Patients involved in the study will be admitted to the Clinical Center of the National Institutes of Health and undergo tests for evaluating blood sugar. Patients will be required to refrain from eating for a set period of time and will undergo blood tests for insulin levels and several other specific diagnostic tests related to insulin secretion. The patients will be under supervision and will be provided with appropriate medical and surgical attention as needed.

Contacts and Locations

Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00001276

Overall Contact Backup

Phillip Gorden, M.D.
(301) 402-7340


  • National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, 9000 Rockville Pike
    Bethesda, Maryland United States

    Status: Recruiting

    Contact info For more information at the NIH Clinical Center contact Office of Patient Recruitment (OPR)