Pediatric Endocrine Disorders : Nursing Course


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Hypoglycemia is defined as glucose levels below:

70 mg/dL

Rationale: A slightly lower blood sugar is typically not cause for concern, but the nurse should be aware of the patient's baseline so they can tell if there is a variation. If the person is going a hypoglycemic episode, give them a fast-acting sugar if they are conscious. If unconscious, glutose gel or D50 should be readily available.


Hyperglycemia is defined as glucose levels above:

120 mg/dL

Rationale: Because too much sugar in your blood is toxic to your organs, it is important to speak with a physician about an elevated glucose level, especially because this could be a sign of diabetes.


The following is a quick fix for hypoglycemia:

A candy bar

Rationale:

The following is NOT a sign of PKU:

Lethargy

Rationale:

The following statement about diabetic ketoacidosis is false:

It occurs because too much insulin is released

Rationale:

If a child is ill then you should do the following regarding their insulin dosages:

Give the same amount

Rationale:

The following is not a sign of diabetes:

Polydyspnea

Rationale:

Infants with PKU are restricted on their intake of foods high in:

Protein

Rationale:

When testing urine for ketones, the following urine is the best to use:

Second voided urine of the day

Rationale:

The following is not a direct cause of hypoglycemia:

Illness

Rationale:

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