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Treatment of Severe Reactive Hypoglycemia With a Somatostatin Analogue (SMS 201-995)

Hendrik Lehnert, MD; Juergen Beyer, MD; Peter Weber, MD; Ulrich Krause, PhD; Juergen Schrezenmeir, MD
Arch Intern Med. 1990;150(11):2401-2402. doi:10.1001/archinte.1990.00390220133029.
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• Reactive (or postprandial) hypoglycemia can sometimes represent a severe disorder refractory to conventional therapeutic measures. We present in this first individual trial, to our knowledge, that the administration of a somatostatin analogue (SMS 201 -995) may alleviate the severity of complaints and does not appear to be diabetogenic. The effects of the somatostatin analogue were documented in a 5-hour oral glucose tolerance test, where not only the glucose-induced and C-peptide rise was clearly attenuated, but also the blood glucose concentration did not fall low enough to induce hypoglycemic symptoms.

(Arch Intern Med. 1990;150:2401-2402)


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