What is the Whipple triad in the diagnosis of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)?

Updated: Jul 25, 2019
  • Author: Osama Hamdy, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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Rapid diagnosis and treatment is essential in any patient with suspected hypoglycemia, regardless of the cause. The Whipple triad is characteristically present: documentation of low blood sugar, presence of symptoms, and reversal of these symptoms when the blood glucose level is restored to normal.


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