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Question:
From Ohio:

I just read an article that mentioned "Whipple's Triad." It had something to do with diabetes. What is Whipple's Triad?

Answer:
According to Whipple's Triad, in order to document low blood sugar, one should have:

  • Appropriate symptoms (such as hungry, headachey, sweaty, shaky, grouchy feelings)
  • Documented low blood sugar reading
  • Appropriate relief from appropriate therapy (sugar should cause relief of symptoms within a half hour).

One might add another point, also:

  • Failure to respond to placebo therapy (that is, the patient shouldn't get better with something without calories, like diet soda pop)

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Original posting 7 Apr 96

  
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