Drug-induced hypoglycemia : Treatment

Treatment

You will be given glucose. The doctor will review your diabetes treatment plan to help prevent future problems.

Prognosis (Expectations)

The outlook is good if the hypoglycemia is promptly detected and treated. However, long-term and repeated episodes of hypoglycemia may damage the brain and nerves.

Complications

Complications of severe or long-term hypoglycemia include:

  • Brain and nervous system (neurologic) damage
  • Coma
  • Convulsions

Calling Your Health Care Provider

Call your health care provider if you have symptoms of hypoglycemia. Be sure to mention any medications you believe may be affecting the condition.


Review Date : 6/17/2008
Reviewed By : Elizabeth H. Holt, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Section of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Yale University. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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