Increased Release of Gut Glucagon in Reactive HypoglycaemiaBr Med J 1970; 2 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.2.5711.706 (Published 20 June 1970) Cite this as: Br Med J 1970;2:706
- Jens F. Rehfeld,
- Lise G. Heding
A patient with reactive hypoglycaemia showed hypersecretion of insulin in response to enteral beta-cell stimulation. Increased levels of gut glucagon-like immunoreactivity in serum were demonstrated by use of specific antisera. Other measurable hormones influencing carbohydrate metabolism were within normal limits. It is suggested that gut glucagon-like immunoreactivity may be of pathogenetic significance in reactive hypoglycaemia.