Summary Writer: Jared Ellsmore
Script Writer: Barath Arunasalam
Editor: Glynis Ross
Interviewee: Glynis Ross
This week’s podcast is the second part of the discussion around managing deranged blood glucose levels on the wards, with a focus on hypoglycaemia.
Associate Professor Glynis Ross is a Visiting Endocrinologist at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and part-time Senior Staff Specialist at Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital, Sydney. She has been in charge of the Diabetes in Pregnancy Service at Royal Prince Alfred Women’s and Babies’ Hospital for over 25 years.
Glynis was a member of the Australasian Diabetes in Pregnancy Society (ADIPS) Council from 1991-1998 and 2002-2012, and President from 2008-2010. She has been on the Australian Diabetes Society Council since 2012 and is currently Vice-President and President-Elect. Her major clinical and research interests are Diabetes in Pregnancy, Type 1 Diabetes, Insulin Pump Therapy and In-patient Diabetes Management. Dr Ross serves on State and National Working Parties in these areas. She is involved in the teaching programs of trainees of the Australasian Colleges of Anaesthetics, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, and Physicians, as well as education programmes for Midwives, General Practitioners and Medical Undergraduates.
With Associate Professor Glynis Ross, Endocrinologist at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, Australia
Part 2 continues the discussion of blood glucose management on the wards. Hypoglycaemia remains a commonly encountered situation requiring management and review, and requires junior doctors to have a thorough understanding of more general diabetes management and control.
Case 1 – You are a junior doctor on the wards. Nursing staff contact you to report a patient with a blood glucose level (BGL) of 3.0 mmol.
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