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ea0019p260 | Pituitary | SFEBES2009

Hypoglycaemia during the insulin stress test – how low do we go?

Lockett H , Twine G , Flanagan D

Introduction: The insulin stress test (IST) used to assess the hypothalamic┬ľpituitary┬ľadrenal (HPA) and growth hormone axes requires blood glucose to fall below 2.5 mmol/l. This level of hypoglycaemia is considered safe for selected patients but blood glucose levels below this are associated with increasing risk. We reviewed the depth and length of hypoglycaemia in a cohort of patients undergoing IST.Method: Between October 2004 and 2008, 138 I...