Hypoglycemia defined by the Whipple triad
Low plasma glucose level (≤60 mg/dL) with hypoglycemic symptoms that are relieved when glucose is corrected
Occurs commonly in patients with...
CNS (neuroglycopenic) symptoms predominate with gradual glucose reduction:
Fatigue and weakness
Changes in personality
Outpatient except for severe cases; may also be inpatient for testing
Oral carbohydrate for alert patient without drug overdose (2 to 3 tbsp of sugar in glass of water or frui...
Exercise routine or daily activity may need to be reevaluated.
Patients with recurrent hypoglycemia should have glucose source at hand for immediate ingestion duri...
Cansu DU, Korkmaz C. Hypoglycaemia induced by hydroxychloroquine in a non-diabetic patient treated for RA. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2008;47(3):378–379. [View Abstract on OvidMe...
Hypoglycemia, Diabetic; Insulinoma
E16.2 Hypoglycemia, unspecified
E16.1 Other hypoglycemia
P70.4 Other neonatal hypoglycemia
E16.0 Drug-induced hypoglycemia without coma
251.2 Hypoglycemia, unspecified
579.3 Other and unspec...
Symptoms coincide with low-blood glucose levels and resolve with PO/IV glucose or glucagon.
Avoid known agents/nutrients that trigger hypoglycemia.
Treat underlying cause.
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