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International Journal of Midwifery and Nursing Practice

2019, Vol. 2, Issue 1, Part B

Management of hypoglycemia in diabetic patients

Dr. Ayesha Rashid and Dr. Dileep Kumar

The risk of hypoglycemia increase among patient with diabetes mellitus and/or on insulin as compare to general population. Hypoglycemia is defined as blood glucose <70mg/dl or <4 mmol/L. Iatrogenic or medicine induce is most common cause of hypoglycemia. Hypoglycemia is associated with various fatal complications. Among type 1 diabetes, it is relate with 4-10% of deaths. The mortality rate correlates with severe hypoglycemia in both type 1 and type 2 diabetes is 3.4 folds higher versus those with milder event. It is necessary to give education regarding hypoglycemia prevention, drug dose adjustment, avoid skipping meal and treat immediately as “15-15 rule”. Use injection glucagon or IV glucose in case of severe hypoglycemia.
Pages : 90-94 | 1680 Views | 859 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Ayesha Rashid, Dr. Dileep Kumar. Management of hypoglycemia in diabetic patients. Int J Midwifery Nurs Pract 2019;2(1):90-94. DOI: 10.33545/26630427.2019.v2.i1b.32
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