Exercise-induced hyperinsulinism

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Exercise-induced hyperinsulinism

Synonyms: EIHI | Exercise-induced hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia | Hyperinsulinism due to SLC16A1 deficiency | Hyperinsulinism due to monocarboxylate transporter 1 deficiency

A rare form of congenital diazoxide-sensitive diffuse hyperinsulinism characterized by episodes of hypoglycemia induced by exercise due to an inappropriate lactate and pyruvate sensitivity in pancreatic beta-cells. Presentation is of recurring episodes of hypoglycemia associated with elevated insulin levels within 30 minutes of a short period of anaerobic exercise. The degree of hypoglycemia associated with exercise is variable and is only partially responsive to diazoxide.

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Advocacy Organizations

Congenital Hyperinsulinism International

CHI is the leading organization dedicated to improving the lives of people with hyperinsulinism (HI). HI is a life-threatening disorder that causes dangerously low blood sugar levels due to the over-production of insulin. Prolonged or severe low blood sugar can cause seizures, brain damage, and even death. CHI supports research toward better treatments and a cure, tirelessly advocates for timely diagnosis and improved standards of care, and supports people living with HI every step of the way.

Mississippi Metabolics Foundation

Our mission at Mississippi Metabolics Foundation (MMF) is to advocate, educate, and support families in MS affected by genetic metabolic disorders/inborn errors of metabolism (IEM's). MMF promotes initiatives and further advancements in legislation, education, research, clinical trials, studies, therapies, targeted treatments, and eventual cures for IEM’s and all rare diseases.

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