Study record managers: refer to the Data Element Definitions if submitting registration or results information. Hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia as a complication of gastric bypass surgery has been reported to occur between 6 months to years after gastric bypass surgery. Although reported as a rare complication from surgery, the incidence is likely higher due to the condition being missed in many patients or being misdiagnosed as dumping syndrome. Unlike dumping syndrome which often presents early in the post-operative course and improves with dietary modification, patients with hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia have severe postprandial hypoglycemia and sometimes fasting hypoglycemia with symptoms worsening over time despite dietary modification.
Virchows Archiv. Nesidioblastosis is rare in adults and accounts for 0. The diagnosis of nesidioblastosis should be considered when peroperative imaging modalities fail to localize a lesion in patients with hyperinsulinism. Two female patients, aged 55 and 16 years, with hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia are reported. Somatostatin receptor scintigraphy showed slight focal activity in both patients. The first patient underwent a Whipple procedure and became diabetic. The second patient underwent a distal hemi-pancreatectomy and suffered from recurrent hypoglycemic episodes 3 months after surgery, for which she is presently being treated with octreotide.
Hyperinsulinemia is abnormally high levels of insulin in your body. Insulin is a hormone that your pancreas creates. This hormone helps maintain proper blood sugar levels. However, they can both be caused by insulin resistance. Hyperinsulinemia may not have any noticeable symptoms.
The Diabetes Forum - find support, ask questions and share your experiences with , people. Hyperinsulinemia means that the amount of insulin in the blood is higher than considered normal amongst non-diabetics. When a person has hyperinsulinemia they have a problem controlling blood sugar, meaning that the pancreas has to secrete larger amounts of insulin to keep blood sugar at a normal level.