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Intravenous Administration of D50W to Reverse Hypoglycemia

Purpose:

To give a bolus dose of D50W to an adult with severe hypoglycemia.

Specialty:

Endocrinology
Clinical Laboratory

Objective:

risk factors, administration

ICD-10:

E16.2, E10.0

Description:

An adult with severe hypoglycemia may be comatose and is at risk for hypoglycemic injury. A bolus dose of concentrated dextrose (50% weight for weight) can quickly reverse the hypoglycemia.

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