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Diabetic Emergencies: Hypoglycemia Caused by Insulin Secretagogues, Part 2

Mild or moderate hypoglycemia due to insulin secretagogues is common (20–40%), while severe episodes are less common (0.4–0.6%) in Type 2 diabetes. Using those 4 key strategies along with leading guidelines for the management of diabetes, the authors created a web-based program to help aid primary care physicians in the management of patients with diabetes using individualized therapy. Managing Diabetes on Sick Days. The percentage ‘fully confident’ in diagnosing diabetes was 27%, diagnosing and managing hypoglycaemia 55%, diagnosing and managing diabetic ketoacidosis 43%, managing intravenous (IV) insulin 27%, prescribing IV fluids for patients with diabetes 39% and altering diabetes therapy prior to surgery/other procedure 18%. Covered procedures will include intravenous, subcutaneous, intramuscular, intradermal, subconjunctival, and intralesional injections. When you have diabetes, sick days often mean more than a runny nose and sneezing. Aggressive management of the