Which diet and activity modifications are used in the treatment of insulinoma?

Updated: May 31, 2020
  • Author: Zonera Ashraf Ali, MBBS; Chief Editor: Neetu Radhakrishnan, MD  more...
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Considerations include the following:

  • Because insulin secretion by most insulinomas is not responsive to glucose levels, carbohydrate feedings every 2-3 hours can help maintain euglycemia, although obesity may develop.
  • Glucagon should be available for emergency use.
  • Exercise may aggravate hypoglycemia in patients with insulinoma.

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