Sulfonylurea-induced hypoglycaemia: use of octreotide

B Hanchard, C Boulouffe, D Vanpee
Acta Clinica Belgica 2009, 64 (1): 56-8
Sulfonylurea compounds are commonly used to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus. The case of an old alcoholic addicted diabetic patient treated with gliquidone developing recurrent and prolonged hypoglycaemias refractory to dextrose administration is related. According to the emergency literature, the use of octreotide in sulfonyurea-induced hypoglycaemia refractory to dextrose administration is related to overdoses of SUA. Use of octreotide with our patient allowed stabilization of the glycaemia.

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