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Volume 37, Issue 8
Publication date: February 1, 2017
Expiration date: February 1, 2020

Update on Infant Care: Neonatal Hypoglycemia
Diva D. De León-Crutchlow, MD, MSCE (Moderator)
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Endocrinology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania; Director, Congenital Hyperinsulinism Center, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Rebecca A. Simmons, MD
Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology, Hallam Hurt Endowed Chair in Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Charles A. Stanley, MD
Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics, Division of Endocrinology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania; Congenital Hyperinsulinism Center, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Learning Objectives
After completing this activity, the physician should be better able to:
1. Describe the frequency of hypoglycemia in neonates.
2. Explain the concept of transitional neonatal hypoglycemia.
3. Determine which neonates should be evaluated for hypoglycemia.
4. Discuss the difference between transitional and persistent neonatal hypoglycemia.
5. Identify laboratory tests that should be obtained as part of the “critical sample” to diagnose the cause of the hypoglycemia.
6. Discuss with families the potential long-term effects of persistent hypoglycemia.


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