Endocrinology Questions? Ask an Endicrinologist for Answers ASAP
Hi there kindly answer following questions for further advice:
Age? Male or female?
Past medical history?
Any medicines using?
Smoking and alcohol?
Why on PEG feeding?
Dont worry it is an automatic button
What are the sugar levels when you say hypoglycaemia?
I think it is not a good idea to have hypos
If you are suspecting dumping syndrome which is common in PEG feeding then usually requires slowing of the rate of feeding or a change in formula. Although whole protein, complex carbohydrate feeds can be infused at low volumes. The addition of complex carbohydrates (eg, cornstarch) can reduce rapid glucose shifts and "dumping" symptoms that occur in patients given standard intragastric feeding regimens
the normal range for plasma glucose is 3.9 to 5.6 mmol/L
Any sugar below 4 is hypo
Hypoglycemia is defined as a plasma glucose concentration low enough to cause signs and symptoms of brain dysfunction (neuroglycopenia). Because the response to hypoglycemia occurs across a range of plasma glucose concentrations and signs of hypoglycemia are not reliably identifiable, especially in young children, and vary among individuals, hypoglycemia cannot be defined as a single plasma glucose concentration.
So I would say for you better to keep above 4 or at least 3.5
Hypoglycemia may result in brain damage so we need to treat and prevent them
You are welcome. Yes
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