What to tell parents

In vulnerable babies, explain why blood sugar monitoring is important. If treatment is required, explain this is likely to be for a short period until enteral feeds tolerated, and/or underlying cause treated. If persisting hypoglycaemia, explain importance of investigations and update with results. The need to keep the baby normoglycaemic because of potential effects on the brain should be discussed. Further information will depend on subsequent diagnoses. If the hypoglycaemia is severe or prolonged, the baby will need neurodevelopmental follow-up.

Diabetes 2

Diabetes 2

Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...

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