Print This Page
 

Gynecology, Pediatric and Adolescent

 

Hyperinsulinemia

Hyperinsulinemia is a condition that causes individuals to have abnormally high levels of insulin, which is a hormone that helps control blood sugar levels. People with this condition have frequent episodes of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). In infants and young children, these episodes are characterized by a lack of energy (lethargy), irritability, and/or difficulty feeding. Repeated episodes of low blood sugar increase the risk for serious complications such as seizures, intellectual disability, breathing difficulties, and coma.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 314.454.5437 or 800.678.5437 or email us.

 

Gynecology, Pediatric and Adolescent