[PDF] Recurrent hypoglycaemia

British Inherited Metabolic Disease Group
British Inherited Metabolic Disease Group (BIMDG)
Publication date:
22 May 2013


Hypoglycaemia is a feature of many conditions, including well defined inherited metabolic diseases and endocrine disorders. It can also occur, for reasons that are not completely understood, in children who appear otherwise healthy, as a pattern of biochemical response sometimes referred to as ‘ketotic hypoglycaemia’ (sometimes also called ‘accelerated starvation’).

Correct management requires as precise a definition as possible. An accurate diagnosis is most easily made by taking the correct specimens at the time of hypoglycaemia.