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A term male infant was born after an uneventful pregnancy to a 28-year-old gravida I woman who had no evidence of hyperglycemia and no chronic diseases. The infant had Apgar scores of 7 and 9 at 1 and 5 minutes, respectively. His growth parameters were in the normal range, with weight at the 60th percentile, head circumference at the 50th percentile, and length at the 50th percentile. The baby was taken to the well baby nursery, examined and bathed, and then taken to the mother for nursing at about 2 hours of age. He appeared slightly jittery at that time and was not very interested in nursing or very aware. A blood glucose concentration of 1.39 mmol/L (25 mg/dL) was obtained using a One Touch®instrument. The baby was fed 25 mL of 5% dextrose in water. The blood glucose...

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