/////Prevention and treatment of hypoglycemia
Prevention and treatment of hypoglycemia 2015-07-16T10:12:51-06:00

Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar level) can occur in patients in hospitals due to multiple risk factors, such as a change in the nutritional status and meal time, infection, heart failure, renal or liver disease, malignancy, reduction of corticosteroid dose, reduction of oral intake or NPO (fasting) status, vomiting, interruption of enteral feedings or intravenous nutrition, pre-meal insulin given and meal not eaten, and other factors (Diabetes Care, January 2005: 28; S4-S36).