Recurrent Hypoglycemia Secondary to Metformin Toxicity in the Absence of Co-ingestions

A Case Report

Sarah Aldobeaban; Bandr Mzahim; Abdussalam Ali Alshehri

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J Med Case Reports. 2018;12(223) 

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Conclusions

Hypoglycemia can be induced by metformin toxicity in the absence of other co-ingestions, and close monitoring of blood glucose is crucial. One possible explanation of metformin-induced hypoglycemia is increased glucose consumption secondary to anaerobic metabolism, however, other mechanisms like decreased oral intake, decreased liver glucose production, and decreased glucose absorption are of consideration.

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