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Insulin Reaction (cont.)

Synonyms and Keywords

insulin reaction, hypoglycemia, low blood sugar, low glucose level, nighttime hypoglycemia, nocturnal hypoglycemia, insulin shock, diabetic shock, type 1 diabetes, insulin-dependent diabetes, diabetes, glucose, glucagon, insuline reaction, symptoms of insulin reaction, causes of insulin reaction, insulin-stimulating oral hypoglycemic agent, sulfonylurea

Authors and Editors

Medical Author: Benjamin C. Wedro, MD, FACEP, FAAEM

Medical Editor: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD

REFERENCE: Fauci, Anthony S., et al. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine. 17th ed. United States: McGraw-Hill Professional, 2008.


Last Editorial Review: 5/13/2011

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