Hypoglycemia Syndromes

The most common neoplasms associated with hypoglycemia are tumors of "mesenchymal" origin, such as mesotheliomas, fibrosarcomas, neurofibromas, spindle cell carcinomas and leiomyosarcomas. The most common mechanism involved in hypoglycemia is abnormal production of a precursor molecule to insulinlike growth factor (IGF) II, which is bound to insulin and IGF receptors, thus causing suppression of growth hormone secretion [8].

Other rare causes that are not well documented are the production of insulin in excessive quantities and increased insulin receptor numbers in the liver and muscles.

Diabetes 2

Diabetes 2

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...

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