Lowest blood sugar you have seen - page 2

After being an RN for a long time, I thought I had seen alot. Was wondering what the lowest blood sugar level you have seen on a conscious patient. My little man from last week's was 12.... Read More

  1. by   PANurseRN1
    Quote from P_RN
    I saw a documented and witnessed BS of 1.
    Show off! :lol

    How can you beat that?
  2. by   Multicollinearity
    Wow. The lowest I've ever gone was 30, exactly. I was awake and alert, but I didn't feel quite right.
  3. by   clee1
    The lowest I've ever seen was a 22 - my type 2 non-compliant grandfather.

    He was conscious, but not terribly lucid. 8oz of Sprite (he had no OJ in the house) and an EMS ride to the hospital took care of that incident, but he died two weeks later in the hospital, at 86 y/o, from complications of uncontrolled DM.
  4. by   Achoo!
    I'm still a student, and I don't have a low, but one patient I cared for was found unconscous at home and had a glucose of 1187. He ended up with a lot of complications from the DKA.
  5. by   RNSacht
    Had a 23 bs last week, NPO patient with an NG tube going to hospice next day. Ran to get that dextrose faster than you can imagine, Rechecked 15 min later was up to 202. Thank god for IV dextrose!!!!!!!!!!!
  6. by   Otessa
    22 and we re-tested and it was 23
  7. by   nrsang97
    BS was 16 and retested and was 16 again. 2 amps of D50, can't remember what it came up to . Same pt was admitted with HHNK and had 1500 bs on admit.
  8. by   AmyB
    I thought my yesterday at work was impressive. BS 30. Recheck after 6 oz of oj and 6 sugar packets - BS 28. No order for glucagon, so had to keep on with the oj and sugar. MD was unable to be contacted after numerous attempts. She finally called back 4 hours later asking what the problem was. WTH?!?

    Found out at the end of my shift that the resident's BS the previous morning was 29, verified by the lab. No mention in report or anything.

    Gotta love LTC.
  9. by   Lil1Flip
    I have taken care of a resident that would go below the range on glucometer which is below 20 on ours. He is talking making perfect sense. The only reason we check his fingerstick is it is ordered before each meal and at bedtime.
  10. by   hlfpnt
    When I was working in primary care as a MA we had a pt come in with a BS of 15. She was pretty out of it & we were all stunned to find out she had driven herself to the office! When we finally got her BS back up to 85 she knew who & where she was, but couldn't remember how she got there !
  11. by   BmtTXLVN
    I have a Res. at a LTC thats walkie talkie at 15-1500. And can drop 400 points in 1 hr without insulin
  12. by   GPatty
    My Mom was diagnosed when she had a BS of 643.

    Daughter with OD a few years ago had a BS of 6.

    Those are my extremes.
  13. by   new_grad06
    Bs of 11