Tag Archives: Hypoglycemia

Glucose gel for hypoglycemia in at-risk babies? Prophylaxis no, treatment yes!

In the ongoing story of how and when to treat lower than average blood sugars in at-risk newborn infants, some clarity for some points is emerging. We know the following: 1. some babies have lower blood sugars than others (!) … Continue reading

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Can we stop worrying about neonatal hypoglycaemia?

In the same, neonatal, issue of the Formerly Prestigious New England Journal of Medicine as my recent post about inhaled steroids, is a fascinating cohort study of serial blood glucose monitoring in 404 at-risk term infants (the CHYLD study). The infants … Continue reading

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Hyperinsulinemic babies don’t neccesarily have high insulin??

It has been known for some time that some SGA babies with hypoglycemia are hyperinsulinemic. As many as 20% of some small series have shown this phenomenon, they can be suspected because of the high glucose requirements, and confirmed, I … Continue reading

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