Hypoglycaemia causes

In the non-diabetic: EXPLAIN

  • EXogenous medication e.g. insulin, oral hypoglycaemics, alcohol, aspirin overdose, IGF-1
  • Pituitary insufficiency
  • Liver failure
  • Addison’s disease
  • Islet cell tumours (e.g. insulinoma)
  • Non-pancreatic neoplasm e.g. fibrosarcoma

Precipitating factors in a diabetic: MINE

  • Missing a meal
  • Insulin overdose (accidental)
  • Non-accidental overdose
  • Exercise (increased activity)
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