Why is rapid diagnosis and treatment of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) necessary?

Updated: Sep 12, 2019
  • Author: Osama Hamdy, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Romesh Khardori, MD, PhD, FACP  more...
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Because the consequences of hypoglycemia can be devastating and an antidote is readily available, diagnosis and treatment must be rapid in any patient with suspected hypoglycemia, regardless of the cause. Patients with no previous history of hypoglycemia require a complete workup to find a potentially treatable disease.


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