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Reactive Hypoglycemia and fainting

I have had symptoms of reactive hypoglycemia for many years; however, last night I fainted cold about an hour or so after a meal with heavy carbs and sugar. Is fainting something that can manifest after years with reactive hypoglycemia? Wouldn't I have fainted before now?
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replied June 1st, 2018

Hello and Welcome

I appreciate your concern

Yes, it is a possibility and there isnt a fixed pattern and can vary depending upon the food intake. It can be related to oral hypoglycemics if you are diabetic. Frequent meals, especially at night, with complex carbohydrates should be advised. Intravenous (IV) glucose infusion may be necessary in severe cases. IV octreotide is reserved as an option for suppressing endogenous insulin secretion.

Wishing you best of health


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