Tag: hypoglycemia

Image: PD  1.  Insulin-related hypoglycemia and errors (IHEs) lead to a large number of emergency department (ED) visits and hospitalizations, especially among patients who are 80 and older.  2. Among all age groups examined, use of insulin alone was associated with a multifold increase in IHEs when compared to patients using...
Image: CC/NICU 1. Administration of buccal dextrose gel to neonates is effective at correcting hypoglycemia within the first 48 hours of birth.  2. Buccal dextrose gel is easy to administer and allows for correction of neonatal hypoglycemia without separating mother and baby during treatment.  3. This is a cost-effective treatment ($2 per...
Image: PD 1. Overnight hypoglycemia was less likely with an artificial pancreas compared to a sensor-augmented insulin pump in children with type 1 diabetes.  2. There was significantly less variation in overnight glycemic levels using the artificial pancreas. This multi-national crossover study measured the efficacy of an artificial pancreas compared to a...