Show Summary Details
Page of



Tim Raine

, James Dawson

, Stephan Sanders

, and Simon Eccles

Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD MEDICINE ONLINE ( © Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a title in Oxford Medicine Online for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 09 December 2021

Hypoglycaemia emergency


Hyperglycaemia emergency


Sliding scales

Diabetes mellitus

Pituitary axis

Adrenal disease

Thyroid disease

Call for senior help early if patient deteriorating.

Blood glucose is normally >3.5mmol/l

Poorly controlled diabetics can have symptoms of hypoglycaemia with a glucose >3.5mmol/l.

Protect airway...

Access to the complete content on Oxford Medicine Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts for each book and chapter without a subscription.

Please subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.

For questions on access or troubleshooting, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.