MILO K. TEDSTROM, B.S., M.D., F.A.C.P.
Hypoglycemia is not a disease entity, but a symptom complex, and is defined as a deficiency of blood sugar. There is considerable difference of opinion as to what constitutes a normal blood sugar, and there is marked variation in the level at which hypoglycemic symptoms are noted. Joslin46 states that the average normal fasting blood sugar is 100 mg. per 100 c.c. of blood.
In 1924, Seale Harris18 reasoned that since other endocrine glands, notably the thyroid, adrenals, pituitary, etc., showed both hypo- and hyperfunction, the islet cells of the pancreas would probably show similar variation in function; he soon
TEDSTROM MK. HYPOGLYCEMIA AND HYPERINSULINISM1. Ann Intern Med. 1934;7:1013–1025. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-7-8-1013
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