Hypoglycaemia: a case report


Diabetes mellitus is one of the most important medical conditions, in terms of morbidity and mortality, and financial cost. Hypoglycaemia is the most common complication of diabetes, and can also be associated with other conditions. The role of the paramedic in the initial assessment and management of this presentation is paramount. A huge number of hypoglycaemic episodes occur on a day-to-day basis, and the recognition of those patients requiring hospital admission is of vital importance. Through a case study, and a review of the condition, this article acts as a guide to the patient journey, from initial symptoms through to hospital discharge. We also highlight important issues such as prolonged hypoglycaemic episodes, and a mental health review of those who have taken a deliberate anti-hypoglycaemic agent overdose.

Subscribe to get full access to the Journal of Paramedic Practice

Thank you for vising the Journal of Paramedic Practice and reading our archive of expert clinical content. If you would like to read more from the only journal dedicated to those working in emergency care, you can start your subscription today for just £48.

CPD Focus

Reading the Journal of Paramedic Practice counts towards your professional development

Develop your career

We provide professional information dedicated to paramedics covering training, education and jobs

Stay informed

Get the latest clinical information to ensure you are aware of the latest think and best practice in paramedicne

Subscribe now

Already registered? - Sign in here

Keep up to date with Journal of Paramedic Practice!

Sign up to Journal of Paramedic Practice’s regular newsletters and keep up-to-date with the very latest clinical research and CPD we publish each month.