International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Diabetology | India | Volume 13 Issue 1, January 2024

Etiological and Risk Factors for Hypoglycemia among Hospitalized Diabetic Patients

MD. Najemoddin Quazi | Rashmi Bagade | Sushma Sanghvi | Vimal Pahuja

Abstract: To investigate the etiological and risk factors of hypoglycemia among diabetic patients. It has been observed that most of the time patients get hypoglycemia during hospital stay due to various physical and physiological factors. Aims: The aim of the study is to identify the clinical variables among the hypoglycemic diabetic patients and to assess the etiological and risk factors for the same. Settings and Design: The study was conducted at Dr L H Hiranandani Hospital tertiary care hospital, in Mumbai, India. A sample size of 100 was selected by non-probability convenience sampling technique. Methods and Material: A structured checklist was used for the study which focused on the duration of Diabetes Mellitus, glycemic control (HbA1c levels), kidney function (Creatinine levels), age & distribution, and factors contributing to hypoglycemia. Statistical analysis used: Data was collected and analysed by using Descriptive statistical method. Results: Key findings include inadequate food intake and late/missed meals were prominent contributors to hypoglycemia, affecting 87% and 50% of patients, respectively. Underlining the importance of patient and relatives education. Anticipation of hypoglycemia and sensitizing the nurse plays a vital role. These findings underscore the necessity for individualized treatment

Keywords: Hypoglycemia, Etiological factors of Hypoglycemia, Risk factors of Hypoglycemia, Diabetes mellitus, glycemic control

Edition: Volume 13 Issue 1, January 2024,

Pages: 1266 - 1269

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