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What is fasting hypoglycemia?

Hypoglycemia when one awakens from a night’s sleep, called “fasting hypoglycemia,” is common in diabetes.  This usually results from too much insulin or other diabetes medication in a person’s system overnight.  In those who do not have diabetes, fasting hypoglycemia may the result of certain medications, alcohol excess, eating disorders, kidney or liver disease or certain tumors.  

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