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Hypoglycemia: Prevention and Treatment

Clare J. Lee, M.D., MHS, Ari S. Eckman, M.D., Sherita Golden, M.D., M.H.S.
Hypoglycemia: Prevention and Treatment is a topic covered in the Johns Hopkins Diabetes Guide.

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  • Blood glucose level ≤ 70 mg/dL (3.9 mmol/L)
  • Clinically, hypoglycemia is suggested by typical symptoms (tremulousness, diaphoresis, tachycardia or mental status change) that is corrected by carbohydrate intake.
  • Most often, hypoglycemia is caused by too much insulin or oral hypoglycemic agent, or not enough food intake.

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Last updated: January 5, 2017


Lee, Clare J, et al. "Hypoglycemia: Prevention and Treatment." Johns Hopkins Diabetes Guide, 2017. Johns Hopkins Guide, www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Diabetes_Guide/547070/all/Hypoglycemia:_Prevention_and_Treatment.
Lee J, Eckman AS, Golden S. Hypoglycemia: Prevention and Treatment. Johns Hopkins Diabetes Guide. 2017. https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Diabetes_Guide/547070/all/Hypoglycemia:_Prevention_and_Treatment. Accessed August 19, 2019.
Lee, . J., Eckman, A. S., & Golden, S. (2017). Hypoglycemia: Prevention and Treatment. In Johns Hopkins Diabetes Guide. Available from https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Diabetes_Guide/547070/all/Hypoglycemia:_Prevention_and_Treatment
Lee J, Eckman AS, Golden S. Hypoglycemia: Prevention and Treatment [Internet]. In: Johns Hopkins Diabetes Guide. ; 2017. [cited 2019 August 19]. Available from: https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Diabetes_Guide/547070/all/Hypoglycemia:_Prevention_and_Treatment.
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