Causes can best be understood by breaking them into the nondiabetic and diabetic categories. In the nondiabetic patient, there are three classifications of hypoglycemia: organic, iatrogenic, and reactive. Organic hypoglycemia is caused by liver diseases such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, liver cancer, and insulin-secreting tumors. Iatrogenic hypoglycemia is associated with consumption of alcohol and reactions to drugs such as beta-adrenergic blockers and sulfonylureas, the two most common for this problem. Reactive hypoglycemia is caused by an adrenergic response that is triggered within 5 minutes of meal consumption in susceptible individuals. Symptoms are transient. Reactive hypoglycemia occurs in approximately 75% of all spontaneous hypoglycemic reactions.
Hypoglycemia occurs more often in patients who are receiving insulin or oral hypoglycemic agents. Usually, this reaction is the result of an imbalance between insulin/hypoglycemic agent
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All you need is a proper diet of fresh fruits and vegetables and get plenty of exercise and you'll be fine. Ever heard those words from your doctor? If that's all heshe recommends then you're missing out an important ingredient for health that he's not telling you. Fact is that you can adhere to the strictest diet, watch everything you eat and get the exercise of amarathon runner and still come down with diabetic complications. Diet, exercise and standard drug treatments simply aren't enough to help keep your diabetes under control.