Hypoglycemia vs Hyperglycemia | Endocrine System (Part 3)
In this part 3 of the endocrine system, we take a look at the differences between hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia. Both of these are issues with the body's uptake and use of glucose.
In the first part, we take a look at hypoglycemia and talk about what that really means for the body. We talk about the causes and those subcategories as well as the mild and moderate/severed signs and symptoms that we'd expect to see in our patients. From there we talk about how to diagnose our patients with this and finally the treatment options that we would utilize for these patients.
We then move on and talk about hyperglycemia and start to talk about some of the associated risk factors and changes to mortality that we see in our patients as a result. We cover the causes for hyperglycemia and begin to talk about diabetes, which we will cover more indepth in the next lesson on DKA vs HHS. Finally we do a quick overview of how we would be managing these patients in the ICU.
Hopefully by the end of this video, you will be able to identify the differences between hypo and hyperglycemia in your patients and that you will have a better understanding of what is happening with each of these in our patients bodies.
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