What is included in patient education about growth hormone receptor deficiency (GHRD)?

Updated: Jan 15, 2019
  • Author: Arlan L Rosenbloom, MD; Chief Editor: Robert P Hoffman, MD  more...
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With IGF-I therapy, parents and patients are instructed to observe for and report adverse effects. Parents and patients are also instructed to recognize the signs and symptoms of hypoglycemia, how to treat hypoglycemia, and, when deemed appropriate, how to monitor blood sugar at home.

For patient education resources, see the Thyroid & Metabolism Center and Oral Health Center, as well as Growth Hormone DeficiencyGrowth Hormone Deficiency in ChildrenGrowth Failure in ChildrenGrowth Hormone Deficiency FAQs, and Growth Hormone Deficiency Medications.


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