In addition to medications, what therapies are used in the management of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)?

Updated: Sep 12, 2019
  • Author: Osama Hamdy, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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Fasting hypoglycemia: Dietary therapy (frequent meals/snacks preferred, especially at night, with complex carbohydrates); IV glucose infusion; IV octreotide

Reactive hypoglycemia: Dietary therapy (restriction of refined carbohydrates, avoidance of simple sugars, increased meal frequency, increased protein and fiber); alpha-glucosidase inhibitors


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