The symptoms associated with an abnormally low blood sugar have become relatively well known to the medical profession in recent years. The advent of insulin brought into prominence the clinical manifestations of insulin overdosage, the so-called insulin shock, and but a few years elapsed before Harris in 1924 drew attention to the spontaneous occurrence of similar attacks which he showed to be accompanied by low blood sugar levels. Such instances of spontaneous hypoglycemia, that is hypoglycemia unassociated with the administration of insulin, have been reported with increasing frequency in the medical literature.
In the milder types of reaction the symptoms
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SPONTANEOUS HYPOGLYCEMIA VERSUS HYPERINSULINISM. Ann Intern Med. 1933;6:1507–1510. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-6-11-1507
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