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Flashcards in hypoglycemia Deck (11)
1

when beta cells produce insulin, how is it released?

as proinsulin

2

what is proinsulin cleaved into?

insulin + C peptide

3

hypoglycemia activates what sort of response?

adrenergic response

4

autonomic sx of hypoglycemia

sweating, anxiety, tachycardia

5

most common cause of hypoglycemia in adults

diabetics who are on insulin tx

6

whipple triad?

islet cell tumor

7

hypoglycemia, relief of sx after restoration of normoglycemia

whipple triad

8

fasting glu

insulinoma

9

what drug can be used for dx of insulinoma?

tobutamide

10

MOA of tobutamide

drug promotes production and release of insulin

11

acute management of hypoglycemia if patient unconscious

glucagon IV or SQ