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Insulin Reaction (cont.)

Insulin Reaction Prognosis

Insulin reactions are a common situation and are usually easily treated with little consequence.

If the episode occurs when the patient is driving, using heavy machinery, or otherwise engaged in a potential risky situation, injury may occur.

Patients may develop significant organ damage if blood sugars remain low for a prolonged a period of time.

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Somogyi Phenomenon »

In the 1930s, Somogyi speculated that hypoglycemia induced by insulin could cause a counter-regulatory hormone response that produces hyperglycemia.

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