Neurologic Manifestations of Hypoglycemia

Unlike most other body tissues, the brain requires a continuous supply of glucose. It has very limited endogenous glycogen stores, and does not produce glucose intrinsically.1 Although it accounts for 2% of body weight, the brain utilizes 25% of the body’s glucose due to its high metabolic rate.2, 3 Evidence for the brains sole reliance on glucose came from… CONTINUE READING