Fasting plasma glucose level test

Patient Introduction

Skyler Hansen is an 18-year-old male diagnosed with type 1 diabetes 6 months ago. He was brought to the Emergency Department by his friends. The friends report that he started acting “weird” while they were playing basketball. He has not eaten anything for 5 hours. Skyler told them that he felt lightheaded and was going to lie down on the cement. They became nervous and decided to bring him in to the Emergency Department. The patient is drowsy, wakes with stimulus, has slurred speech, is diaphoretic, and is acting irrationally.

Diagnostics

Fasting plasma glucose level test Fasting plasma glucose level test

Glycosylated hemoglobin test Glycosylated hemoglobin test

Pharmacology

Dextrose 50% Dextrose 50%

Glucagon Glucagon