hypoglycemia hypoglycemia  /ˌhaɪ poʊɡ laɪ ˈsi mi ə/

Definition(s):

  • (n) abnormally low blood sugar usually resulting from excessive insulin or a poor diet

Usage(s):

  1. Intensive insulin therapy may prevent or delay complications, but it also sharply increases the likelihood of hypoglycemia.
  2. But because of the risk of hypoglycemia, the intensive treatment program is not recommended for children under seven and elderly people who are frail.
  3. Mary was admitted in a coma to Pomona Valley Community Hospital last November and died next day of hypoglycemiashortage of blood sugar.

News

Quotes

  1. A spokesperson for Richie tells People magazine, "In her ongoing effort to focus on her well-being, Nicole has recently been diagnosed with hypoglycemia."
    on Mar 23, 2007 By: Nicole Richie Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  2. "We have some experience with this," Dr. Shapiro said. "We have treated 100 patients with severe hypoglycemia. In other situations, we have come across many patients who have had motor vehicle accidents where they are not responsible for...
    on Apr 1, 2008 By: James Shapiro Source: National Post

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