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Low Blood Sugar Symptoms And Ranges

Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) definition and facts Hypoglycemia is the medical term for low blood sugar. It typically occurs as a side effect of medications for diabetes. The normal range of blood glucose is from 70 to 100 mg/dL in an individual without diabetes, Most people will feel the effects and symptoms of low blood sugar when blood glucose levels are lower than 50 mg/dL. Low blood sugar is treated by giving a readily absorbed source of sugar, including soft drinks, juice, or foods containing sugar. If the hypoglycemia has progressed to the point at which the patient cannot take anything by mouth, an injection of glucagon may be given. Glucagon is a hormone that causes a fast release of glucose from the liver. Hypoglycemia or low blood sugar is syndrome that results from low blood sugar. The severity and symptoms of hypoglycemia can vary from person to person. Blood tests can diagnose low blood sugar, and symptoms resolve when the levels of sugar in the blood return to the normal range. The medical term for blood sugar is blood glucose. What can cause low blood sugar? Despite advances in the treatment of diabetes, low blood sugar episodes occur as a side effect of many treat Continue reading >>

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  1. White Owl

    D50 question

    Been searching a few textbooks and the internet to no avail. I was wondering if anyone knew by approximately how much does 1 amp of D50 raise the blood sugar in an average adult? Thanks.

  2. southerndoc

    1 amp (50 mL) of 50% dextrose is 25 g dextrose. That's 100 calories. Intravenously, this should raise blood sugar by about 100 mg/dL in the average adult, but it is short lived as it's metabolized within 30 minutes.

  3. lucky_deadman

    southerndoc said: ↑
    1 amp (50 mL) of 50% dextrose is 25 g dextrose. That's 100 calories. Intravenously, this should raise blood sugar by about 100 mg/dL in the average adult, but it is short lived as it's metabolized within 30 minutes. This is for the average adult patient without external insulin or other anti-hyperglycemics on board which affect how much rise you achieve and how long it lasts.

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