What is a Hypoglycemic Episode? - Causes & Treatment


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Which of the following blood glucose levels would cause a hypoglycemic episode?

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1. Which of the following is a symptom of a hypoglycemic episode?

2. Which of the following is NOT a likely cause of a hypoglycemic episode?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

If you are with someone experiencing a hypoglycemic episode, what carbohydrate would you give them? This quiz and worksheet will confirm your ability to answer this question and others related to hypoglycemic episodes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will test you on the following:

  • The blood glucose level that can cause a hypoglycemic episode
  • Symptoms of a hypoglycemic event
  • Causes of a hypoglycemic episode
  • Appropriate carbohydrates to give to a person having a hypoglycemic episode
  • How long to wait after carbohydrate administration to recheck glucose level

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about symptoms of a hypoglycemic event and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding causes of hypoglycemic episodes
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how to respond to hypoglycemic episodes

Additional Learning

To get an even better understanding of this subject, check out the related lesson, What is a Hypoglycemic Episode? - Causes & Treatment. You'll find in this lesson:

  • An example of a possible hypoglycemic episode
  • Treatment of hypoglycemic episodes
  • Who is more likely to have a hypoglycemic event