Avoiding Drug-Induced Hypoglycemia in the Older Adult

Mary Ann E. Zagaria, PharmD, MS, BCGP


US Pharmacist. 2019;44(10):4-10. 

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Hypoglycemia Following Gastric-bypass Surgery

Patients who have undergone gastric bypass surgery commonly experience nonspecific postprandial symptoms attributable to hypoglycemia.[10] There is a more severe postprandial hypoglycemia—hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia; however, that may present several months to years (usually more than 1 year) after gastric bypass surgery; while rare, the hallmark is severe postprandial neuroglycopenia (in contrast to dumping syndrome, which is noted soon after the surgery and improves with time).[10]