Diagnosing and Treating Low Blood Sugar Levels

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified December 2013 by National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC)
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First received: November 3, 1999
Last updated: March 14, 2014
Last verified: December 2013

Hypoglycemia is the term used to refer to lower than normal levels of blood sugar. This study will continue to research the causes of hypoglycemia.

Patients involved in the study will be admitted to the Clinical Center of the National Institutes of Health and undergo tests for evaluating blood sugar. Patients will be required to refrain from eating for a set period of time and will undergo blood tests for insulin levels and several other specific diagnostic tests related to insulin secretion. The patients will be under supervision and will be provided with appropriate medical and surgical attention as needed.


Study Type: Observational
Official Title: Fasting Hypoglycemia: Diagnosis and Treatment

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Further study details as provided by National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC):

Estimated Enrollment: 99999999
Study Start Date: January 1991
Detailed Description:

The purpose of this protocol is to continue our studies of the evaluation and treatment of patients with fasting hypoglycemia due to diverse etiologies. Patients will be admitted to the Clinical Research Center under this protocol and undergo supervised fasting, dynamic tests of insulin secretion when appropriate, medically indicated imaging studies, and appropriate medical and surgical treatment.


Ages Eligible for Study:   10 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Documentation of plasma glucose below 45 mg/dl is required for enrollment.

  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00001276

Contact: Phillip Gorden, M.D. (301) 402-7340 gordenp@extra.niddk.nih.gov

United States, Maryland
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, 9000 Rockville Pike Recruiting
Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892
Contact: For more information at the NIH Clinical Center contact Patient Recruitment and Public Liaison Office (PRPL)    800-411-1222 ext TTY8664111010    prpl@mail.cc.nih.gov   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Principal Investigator: Phillip Gorden, M.D. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
  More Information

Additional Information:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00001276     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 910066, 91-DK-0066
Study First Received: November 3, 1999
Last Updated: March 14, 2014
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC):

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Adenoma, Islet Cell
Digestive System Diseases
Digestive System Neoplasms
Endocrine Gland Neoplasms
Endocrine System Diseases
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Metabolic Diseases
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms by Site
Neoplasms, Glandular and Epithelial
Pancreatic Diseases
Pancreatic Neoplasms

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on October 23, 2014