Preliminary Communications

Increased Release of Gut Glucagon in Reactive Hypoglycaemia

Br 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
  1. Jens F. Rehfeld,
  2. Lise G. Heding

    Abstract

    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.

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