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Table 3 Characterization of severe hypoglycaemia episodes recorded in the Emergency Department (n 61)

From: Severe hypoglycaemia in diabetic patients in Pre-hospital and Emergency Department care: a cross-sectional survey

Glycaemia (mg/dL) On site: 38 ± 13.7 (3 below 20 mg/dL)
Minimum–maximum: 20–68
ED arrival: 103 ± 80.5
Minimum–maximum: 20–349
 Patients evaluated by our PH: 202 ± 82.6
Glasgow coma scale All episodes: 14.0 (5.5–15.0)
Nocturnal: 8.5 (3.0–15.0)
Diurnal: 15.0 (13.5–15.0)
Administration of treatment on site Relative: 15 (24.6%)
Health professional: 26 (42.6%)
Type of treatment on site (available information in 24 cases) Hypertonic glucose: 13
Per os: 10
Glucagon: 1
Type of treatment in the ED 56 (91.8%) patients received any kind of treatment
 Per os: 2
 Hypertonic glucose: 23 (mean 2.2 ± 0.79 vials)
 Glucose 5–10% solution: 31
Maximal glycaemia during ED stay (mmol/L) 256 ± 90.9
Minimum–maximum: 85–Hi
Workup requested? Yes: 52 (85.2%)
No: 9 (14.8%)
Admission in the short stay unit Yes: 18 (29.5%)
No: 43 (70.5%)
ED stay duration (h) 17.2 ± 1.27
Discharge destination Home: 40 (65.6%)
Other facility: 2 (3.3%)
Ward: 19 (31.1%)