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Hypoglycaemia

Gary Butler and Jeremy Kirk

in Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print May 2011 | ISBN: 9780199232222
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191726194 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199232222.003.0062

Series: Oxford Specialist Handbooks

Hypoglycaemia

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Physiology 218

Aetiology 219

Decreased glucose 220

Increased glucose utilization 222

Symptoms 228

Investigation 230

Further reading 234

Under normal circumstances blood glucose in children and adults is tightly maintained at ∼3.5–6.0mmol/L during fasting and following feeding and exercise.

Excess glucose is stored as glycogen in the liver under the influence of insulin, and released at times of need to maintain blood glucose in response to the counter-regulatory hormones: ...

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Subjects: Endocrinology and Diabetes ; Paediatrics

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