Determination of insulin for the diagnosis of hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia.

  title={Determination of insulin for the diagnosis of hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia.},
  author={Diva D De Le{\'o}n and Charles A. Stanley},
  journal={Best practice & research. Clinical endocrinology & metabolism},
  volume={27 6},
Hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia is the most common cause of persistent hypoglycemia in children and adults. The diagnosis of hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia relies on the evaluation of the biochemical profile at the time of hypoglycemia, however, contrary to common perception, plasma insulin is not always elevated. Thus, the diagnosis must often be based on the examination of other physiologic manifestations of excessive insulin secretion, such as suppression of glycogenolysis, lipolysis and… CONTINUE READING