What are the treatments and assessment for a patient with elevated glucose level in blood?
I understand what you are saying.
Hypoglycemia is a fairly complex medical condition to grasp, especially for the non-expert.
True hypoglycemia is defined as blood glucose level below 65 mg/dl. Values that fall below this threshold require a thorough and systematic evaluation.
When I see someone like your daughter in my practice, I order the following tests in addition to a through physical examination:
Serum Cortisol at 8 am
Then I schedule a 'Prolonged Fast test' if deemed necessary.
At any point when a glucose level below 55 is registered, it is important to run several other blood tests on the same sample:
Beta hydroxy butyrate
Insulin auto antibodies
Oral hypoglycemic agent panel
and this is followed by a Glucagon injection to see if her blood glucose rises.
So as you can see it is complicated to deal with this situation.
But the first question to be answered is whether she truly has hypoglycemia or not. Your idea makes sense ie to check her with a monitor and if readings are below 60 , it is worthy of formal assessment by an endocrinologist in person
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