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Diabetes-Hypoglycemia: Hypoglycemia

Suggested Pre-Referral Evaluation and Management Guidelines Criteria for referral to MEND
  • Documentation of hypoglycemia (generally glucose<50 mg%). Patients with very convincing history and/or clinical history consistent with hypoglycemia and high risk for true hypoglycemia (personal or family member with MEN-1, history of bariatric surgery, history of gastric surgery) will be seen
Do not refer
  • Patients with postprandial "hypoglycemia" unless documented low glucose
  • Patients who complain of "hypoglycemia" without documented low glucose
Suggested Additional Test/Management Prior to Specialty Visit

Please obtain the following tests at time of documented hypoglycemia (glucose<50mg%):

  • Plasma insulin concurrent with glucose
    • Insulin, INS (LAB575)
    • Glucose (LAB82)
  • C-Peptide (LAB521)
  • Proinsulin, PROIN (LAB1086)
  • Hypoglycemic agent screen (serum), HYPOG (LAB3333)
Patient Education/Information (includes preps) http://www.med.umich.edu/1libr/MEND/Diabetes-Hypoglycemia.pdf
Appointment Timeframe Routine. If expedited referral needed, referring physician should explain reason for request.

If glucose is documented <50 mg% (and the patient does not have diabetes mellitus), request expedited evaluation, generally 1-3 weeks.
How to Get Results to Consultant UMHS Patients: See MiChart
External Patients: Hand carry non-UM records to visit
Clinic Contact Information Physicians: 800 962-3555
Patients: 866 266-5211
Clinic Location Sites Domino's Farms
Brighton Health Center
Chelsea Health Center
East Ann Arbor Health Center
Northville Health Center
Saline Health Center
UM Consulting Physician MEND Faculty
Revised on: 03/24/2017
 
 

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