Hypoglycemic Nursing Student - page 2
I need some help. I am starting my clinicals in the fall and am worried about it. I have had 2 doctors tell me I am hypoglycemic and one NP tell me I am not. I feel I am because you dont normally... Read More
Feb 20, '11Joined: Jun '10; Posts: 25; Likes: 25So you should not seek medical advice on the internet, but....
The symptoms you are describing, syncope, are worrisome. A blood glucose of 72 is not low, but a fasting glucose should be checked anyway.
Syncope can be assosicated with several things that you should have a physician work up (i would skip past the NP on this). Make sure that they understand that you have had several bouts of syncope. Long QT syndrome, pheochromocytoma, seizures, hypotension etc.... are other disorders that mimic exactly what you are describing.
This is not medical advice, and you should consult a physician about this.
Feb 20, '11Joined: May '02; Posts: 4,577; Likes: 4,883This thread is seven years old - prairiegirl's last post was in 2008, when she was thinking about returning to her nursing education.
Feb 20, '11Occupation: CRRN, now a case management RN Specialty: Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych ; From: US ; Joined: Feb '05; Posts: 38,032; Likes: 69,273Quote from LPNweezySince she posted about this hypoglycemic episode back in 2004, I certainly hope that she has graduated from school by now! I also hope that she has seen her physician sometime within the past seven years and addressed her health issues with him/her.keep a protein/ nutrigrain bar handy at all times!! ALWAYS make time for breakfast. drinking coffee will help too. make sure to eat when you are hungry, don't neglect your self
good luck in your schooling!!!