How sugar gels prevent neonatal hypoglycaemia
10 Sep 2019

How sugar gels prevent neonatal hypoglycaemia

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Applying a dab of inexpensive dextrose (sugar) gel to at-risk newborns on their inside cheek an hour after birth, could prevent them from getting neonatal hypoglycaemia.

Third of babies born in New Zealand are at risk of this condition. If left untreated, it can cause developmental brain damage and lowered education outcomes later in life.

Read the study here: https://www.auckland.ac.nz/en/about/news-events-and-notices/news/news-2016/11/sugar-gel-could-prevent-potentially-dangerous-condition-in-newbo.html

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