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Management of Patient with Severe Hypoglycemia Secondary to Insulin Overdose

Purpose:

To manage a patient who presents with severe hypoglycemia following administration of insulin or a sulfonylurea.

Specialty:

Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology
Clinical Laboratory

Objective:

complications

ICD-10:

E10, E16.2, T38.3

Description:

Severe hypoglycemia with coma and possible death may follow administration of insulin or an oral hypoglycemic agent. Mark and Teale described how to manage these patients. The authors are from the University of Surrey and the Royal Surrey County Hospital.

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