What is factitious hypoglycemia?

Updated: Sep 12, 2019
  • Author: Osama Hamdy, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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Factitious hypoglycemia or self-induced hypoglycemia can be seen in healthcare workers or in relatives who care for diabetic family members at home. (see Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus for further discussion, including the diagnostic use of C-peptide levels and HbA1c).


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