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Children with congenital primary and secondary adrenal insufficiency, who are deficient in cortisol, are at risk for hypoglycaemia, irrespective of appropriate hydrocortisone treatment, which can lead to potentially serious neurological complications. Few series are described in pediatrics. The prevalence of hypoglycaemia is probably underestimated because it is often asymptomatic and capillary blood glucose monitoring is not always performed routinely.
The objective of the study is to evaluate the prevalence of hypoglycaemia in children with adrenal insufficiency.
Children with congenital primary and secondary adrenal insufficiency, who are deficient in cortisol, are at risk for hypoglycaemia, irrespective of appropriate hydrocortisone treatment, which can lead to potentially serious neurological complications. Few series are described in pediatrics. The prevalence of hypoglycaemia is underestimated because it is often asymptomatic and capillary blood glucose monitoring is not always performed routinely.
The objective of the study is to evaluate the prevalence of hypoglycaemia in children with congenital adrenal insufficiency.
The study will follow for one year children from 6 months to 6 years, with central and peripheral adrenal insufficiency.
4 study times are planned with two measurement methods:
- Continuous blood glucose measurement with Abbott Freestyle Pro for 14 days, repeated twice at 6 months intervals.
- Measurement of capillary blood glucose, in the morning on an empty stomach, every first week of each month for 12 months, with Abbott's Freestyle optium neo reader, used with the Accu-Chek FastClix lancing device and the test strips Accu-Chek performed.
- Measurement of capillary glycaemia in case of suspicion of hypoglycaemia. Measure left free according to the judgment of the parents of the necessary character or not. With Abbott's Freestyle optium neo reader, used with the Accu-Chek FastClix lancing device and the Accu-Chek performa strips.
Adrenal Insufficiency, Congenital
Continuous blood glucose measurement, Measurement of capillary blood glucose
Hôpital Necker-Enfants Malades
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Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris
Published on BioPortfolio: 2020-03-30T04:41:57-0400
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