Familial Hyperinsulinemic Hypoglycemia is a condition that causes individuals to have abnormally high levels of insulin that gives rise to high level of blood sugar. It can be both congenital or acquired in nature. It is caused by mutations in the gene that regulate the release of insulin. The gene ABCC8 is the commonly found cause of the condition. Also known as persistent hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia, this condition is rare and affects 1 in 50000 people.
HOW IS FAMILIAL HYPERINSULINEMIC HYPOGLYCEMIA DIAGNOSED?
Mutations in about nine types of genes can cause this condition.