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: 2017  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 211--215

Management of hypoglycemia


Nitin Kapoor1, Jubbin Jagan2, Nihal Thomas4 
1 Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore, India; Non communicable Diseases Unit, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
2 Department of Endocrinology, Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, India

Correspondence Address:
Nitin Kapoor
Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Christian Medical College, Vellore  -  632  004, Tamil Nadu, India

Hypoglycemia is a condition characterized by an abnormally low level of blood glucose and has significant clinical consequences if left untreated. It is a potential adverse event in the treatment of diabetes mellitus. Causes of hypoglycemia are varied, but in diabetic patients, it is most often iatrogenic. Medication changes or overdoses, infection, dietary changes, and changes in activity levels are some of the important reasons for a person to develop hypoglycemia. Prompt diagnosis and treatment of hypoglycemia is an essential component of the management of diabetes. Evaluation of the cause is important, especially if there are recurrent episodes of hypoglycemia.


How to cite this article:
Kapoor N, Jagan J, Thomas N. Management of hypoglycemia.Curr Med Issues 2017;15:211-215


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Kapoor N, Jagan J, Thomas N. Management of hypoglycemia. Curr Med Issues [serial online] 2017 [cited 2021 Jan 15 ];15:211-215
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