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Hypoglycemia: Introduction (Nursing)

by Rhonda Lawes

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    00:01 Hi! Welcome to our video series on hypoglycemia.

    00:05 Yeah, we're going to talk about low blood sugar.

    00:09 So let's talk about what it is.

    00:11 Low blood sugar is a blood glucose that is less than 70.

    00:15 So let's say 68, because the blood sugar less than 70 is something that should be treated.

    00:22 So normal blood glucose is fasting usually between 70 and a hundred and if I just did a random blood sugar, it should be less than 125.

    00:32 Okay.

    00:33 So let's back up the tape.

    00:34 Sometimes it takes a little bit to get rolling into a topic.

    00:38 So we're talking about low blood sugar.

    00:42 So for the sake of this conversation, I want you to think about hypoglycemia being less than 70.

    00:49 Now how do we get to that number? We're talking about less than 70 because a normal fasting blood sugar is seventy to a hundred.

    00:58 So whether you're fasting or not if that blood sugar dips below 70, It likely should be treated.

    01:04 I'm going to walk you through what you do, but I want you to have that number set in your brain.

    01:10 Now, I normal glucose, is seventy to a hundred if you haven't eaten anything if I'm just randomly checking your glucose.

    01:17 I'm not timing it with meals.

    01:19 It should be less than 125, if you're not diabetic.


    About the Lecture

    The lecture Hypoglycemia: Introduction (Nursing) by Rhonda Lawes is from the course Diabetes Type 1 and 2: Complications and Symptoms (Nursing).


    Included Quiz Questions

    1. 67 mg/dL
    2. 88 mg/dL
    3. 125 mg/dL
    4. 71 mg/dL

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     Rhonda Lawes

    Rhonda Lawes


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