How is acute hypoglycemia treated?

Updated: Dec 16, 2016
  • Author: Frank C Smeeks, III, MD; Chief Editor: Erik D Schraga, MD  more...
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Treatment of hypoglycemia consists of correcting the glucose deficiency and directing further treatment to the underlying cause. [3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8]

Consultation is guided generally by determination of the underlying cause of hypoglycemia. Endocrinology, toxicology, or infectious disease subspecialists may be consulted, but, in general, an internal medicine or family practice specialist can manage hypoglycemia and determine its underlying etiology.


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