Hypoglycemia or Low Blood Sugar
The goal of this course is to help healthcare professionals learn about low blood sugar or hypoglycemia - the symptoms, causes, prevention and treatment options.

Course Publication Date: May 18, 2020

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active one year unlimited membership!

Author:Anita Rothera-Delaney RN, BS
Course No:HLBS120919
Contact Hours:1.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Community & Home Health
Critical Care Medicine
Emergency & Trauma Medicine
Geriatric Medicine
Medical & Surgical Issues
Nutrition & Fitness & Complimentary
Learning Objectives
  • Explain the physiological changes that occur with hypoglycemia.

  • Discuss hypoglycemic symptoms, the effects of hypoglycemia on emotions and behavior, and factors underlying symptoms.

  • Describe mild and severe hypoglycemia episodes, including the symptoms associated with varying levels of severity.

  • Identify causes of hypoglycemia and possible risk factors for individual patients.

  • Explain the treatment for different levels of hypoglycemia, including guidelines for when the person with diabetes is unable to self-treat due to severe hypoglycemic episode.

  • Discuss how hypoglycemia can be prevented.


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