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Exercise-induced hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia

Other Names for this Disease
  • Exercise induced hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia
  • HHF7
  • Hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia exercise-induced
  • Hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia familial 7
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Exercise induced hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia is characterized by a sudden and exaggerated spike in insulin and drop in blood sugar levels. The condition is triggered by vigorous exercise. Signs and symptoms include fainting (syncope),[1] shakiness, nervousness, sweating, dizziness or light-headedness, sleepiness, confusion, difficulty speaking, anxiety, and weakness.[2]
Last updated: 12/4/2013


  1. Hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia, familial, 7; HHF7. OMIM. November 2008; Accessed 12/4/2013.
  2. Hypoglycemia. NIDDK. November 6, 2012; Accessed 12/4/2013.
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