Difference between revisions of "Non-neonatal hypoglycemia (peds)"

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''See [[critical care quick reference]] for doses by weight
**Bolus [[D10W]] 2mL/kg; then infuse D10W @ 0.06-0.08mL/kg/min
**Bolus [[D10W]] 2mL/kg; then infuse D10W @ 0.06-0.08mL/kg/min

Revision as of 19:21, 25 March 2015

Differential Diagnosis

  1. Ingestions (e.g. ETOH)
  2. Metabolic disease^
  3. Sepsis

^Save blood tubes before treatment


See critical care quick reference for doses by weight

  • Glucose
    • Bolus D10W 2mL/kg; then infuse D10W @ 0.06-0.08mL/kg/min
  • Glucagon
    • Used for persistent hypoglycemia despite glucose administration
    • 0.03 mg/kg subq/IV

Pediatric Hypoglycemia Dextrose Chart

Category Age Glucose Treatment Initial IV Bolus Maintenance Dose
Neonatal <2mo <40 D10W 2.5-5 mL/kg 6 mL/kg/h
Pediatric 2mo-8yrs <60 D25W 2 mL/kg


  • 6 mL/kg/h for first 10 kg
  • + 3 mL/kg/h for 11–20 kg
  • + 1.5 mL/kg/h for each additional kg >20 kg
Adult >8yrs <70 D50W 50mL (1 amp) OR 1 mL/kg
  • Consider diluting the D25 or D50 bolus, with NS 1-to-1, as those concentrations may be sclerosing to veins
  • Recheck 5 minutes after dose and repeat dose if low.
  • Consider glucagon IM/SQ if IV access is not readily available

See Also

Hypoglycemia (Neonatal)