This Series on “Adult spontaneous hypoglycaemia” is edited by Dr. Rousseau Gama from The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust and Wolverhampton University, UK.
Hypoglycaemia in adults has many causes; however, in clinical practice it usually occurs in patients with diabetes over-treated with insulin or oral hypoglycaemic drugs. Although uncommon, it is important to recognise spontaneous (non-diabetic) hypoglycaemia and its aetiology because preventative or curative therapy is often available. Spontaneous hypoglycaemia is not a diagnosis but a manifestation of underlying disease. Investigation of hypoglycaemia and suspected hypoglycaemia involves a high index of suspicion, confirmation or exclusion of hypoglycaemia and elucidation of the cause after confirmed hypoglycaemia.
Adult spontaneous hypoglycaemia: preface
Tumour-induced hypoglycaemia: a narrative review
Postprandial hypoglycaemia in adults: pathogenesis, diagnosis and management
Autoimmune hypoglycaemia: a narrative review from the laboratory perspective
Literature review: drug and alcohol-induced hypoglycaemia
Hypoglycaemia associated with critical illness and hormone deficiencies: a narrative review
Inherited metabolic disorders associated with hypoglycaemia in adulthood: a narrative review
Adult hypoglycaemia; a narrative review on forensic aspects
The series “Adult Spontaneous Hypoglycaemia” was commissioned by the editorial office, Journal of Laboratory and Precision Medicine without any sponsorship or funding. Rousseau Gama served as the unpaid Guest Editor for the series.