Neonatal Hypoglycemia

Glucose is the real vitality source for fetus and neonate. The infant mind relies on glucose only. Up to 90% of complete glucose utilized is devoured by the cerebrum. Interchange fills (e.g., ketones, lactate) are created in low amounts. The standard rate of glucose use is 4-8 mg/kg/min. Glucose administrative instruments are drowsy during childbirth. In this way, the newborn child is defenseless to hypoglycemia when glucose requests are expanded or when exogenous or endogenous glucose supply is constrained. Serious or delayed hypoglycemia may result in long term neurologic damage.