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Hypoglycemia: Increasing Awareness & Reducing Risks and Harms

Quiz for CE Credit

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1. Hypoglycemia, also called low blood sugar, is defined as a blood glucose <70 mg/dL.

2. Symptoms of hypoglycemia are:

3. Risk of hypoglycemia is increased with which of the following:

4. The American Diabetes Association recommends that all individuals at risk for hypoglycemia should be asked about symptomatic or asymptomatic hypoglycemia at each clinic encounter.

5. If the individual is conscious, the American Diabetes Association recommends that the treatment of hypoglycemia is 15 to 20 grams of glucose, and checking the blood sugar 15 minutes later if it is not over 100, repeating that treatment with 15-20 grams of glucose and then having a snack or meal to prevent recurrence of hypoglycemia.

6. An appropriate snack to treat hypoglycemia is a ham sandwich or peanut butter sandwich.

7. Only healthcare professionals can give a glucagon injection to an individual with diabetes experiencing severe hypoglycemia or loss of consciousness.

8. Great sources of carbohydrate for fast absorption of when experiencing hypoglycemia are glucose gels and glucose tablets.

9. An appropriate goal for all patients with type 2 diabetes is a hemoglobin A1C<7%.

10. Patient education for the person with diabetes should include which of the following: