Symptoms of hypoglycemia in the infant and young child:
Older children and adolescents demonstrate Whipple triad:
Autonomic and neuroglycop...
Major goal is prevention of brain damage.
IV dextrose infusions should be given to stabilize plasma glucose acutely.
For an acute hypoglycemic event, give a bolus of 2 to 3 mL/...
Up to 30–48% of HI and 20% of GSD patients can have neurodevelopmental abnormalities due to hypoglycemia.
Patients who undergo near total pancreatectomy are at ver...
Ferrara C, Patel P, Becker S, et al. Biomarkers of insulin for the diagnosis of hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia in infants and children. J Pediatr. 2016;168:212–219. [View Abstr...
Q: How low can glucose go and for how long before brain damage occurs?
A: The definition of hypoglycemia has been the subject of controversy in pediatrics, but activation of glucose counterregulato...
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