“A 23 year old man is brought into the emergency department having been found collapsed on the street. He is known to be a type 1 diabetic and has been maintaining very tight glycaemic control recently with frequent ‘hypos’ at home. The nurses perform a BM and it shows hypoglycaemia at 1.9 millimoles per litre. By the time you see him he remains in an unconscious state”.
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- How would you acutely manage this?
- Prescribe the drugs that you would give on one of the charts provided.
- When would you stop / restart insulin?