Adult Spontaneous Hypoglycaemia

Posted On 2021-11-05 12:22:40

This Series on “Adult spontaneous hypoglycaemia” is edited by Dr. Rousseau Gama from The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust and Wolverhampton University, UK.

Hypoglycaemia in adults has many causes; however, in clinical practice it usually occurs in patients with diabetes over-treated with insulin or oral hypoglycaemic drugs. Although uncommon, it is important to recognise spontaneous (non-diabetic) hypoglycaemia and its aetiology because preventative or curative therapy is often available. Spontaneous hypoglycaemia is not a diagnosis but a manifestation of underlying disease. Investigation of hypoglycaemia and suspected hypoglycaemia involves a high index of suspicion, confirmation or exclusion of hypoglycaemia and elucidation of the cause after confirmed hypoglycaemia.

The series “Adult Spontaneous Hypoglycaemia” was commissioned by the editorial office, Journal of Laboratory and Precision Medicine without any sponsorship or funding. Rousseau Gama served as the unpaid Guest Editor for the series.