Table 1

Glucose, HOB, and hormone levels, divided according to age and glycaemic status at the time of sampling in 63 samples collected from 56 neonates, infants, and children investigated for suspected hypoglycaemia

Hypoglycaemic groupNon-hypoglycaemic groupp value*
nMedianRangenMedianRange
*Mann-Whitney U test comparing hypoglycaemic and non-hypoglycaemic groups.
N/A, not applicable.
Infants <3 months
Age (days)2192–701242–400.07
Glucose (mmol/l)212.0<0.5–2.4123.22.8–14.9N/A
HOB (mmol/l)12<0.05<0.05–6.705<0.05<0.05–0.640.96
Insulin (mU/l)192.4<2.0–25.5N/A
Cortisol (nmol/l)21205<50–58412116<50–6650.52
GH (mU/l)1246.56.6–>104951.215.3–>1040.60
Infants and children >6 months
Age (months)1520.07.0–41.71518.67.5–68.00.62
Glucose (mmol/l)151.90.8–2.4153.62.6–10.4N/A
HOB (mmol/l)124.23<0.05–7.38113.00<0.05–9.660.53
Insulin (mU/l)12<2.0<2.0–5.3N/A
Cortisol (nmol/l)151370142–319015736194–35600.05
GH (mU/l)914.32.5–46.11112.11.5–52.30.82