Approach to acute hypoglycemia

Endocrinol Metab Clin North Am. 1993 Jun;22(2):247-62.


Hypoglycemia is a common clinical disorder with a large number of possible causes. Hypoglycemia is defined for the clinician as a diagnosis rather than a symptom complex. Hypoglycemic states can be characterized initially as medication associated, fasting, or postprandial. An approach based on the physiologic mechanisms that support euglycemia is useful to sort through the differential diagnosis of hypoglycemia for both adults and children.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Emergencies
  • Humans
  • Hypoglycemia* / diagnosis
  • Hypoglycemia* / physiopathology
  • Hypoglycemia* / therapy