Table 1

Plasma glucose concentrations at epinephrine and norepinephrine response

Plasma glucose at time of first response*Epinephrine response*
Norepinephrine response*
Young childrenAdolescentsYoung childrenAdolescents
n14141414
    ≥90 mg/dl2002
    80 to <90 mg/dl0002
    70 to <80 mg/dl1110
    60 to <70 mg/dl3421
    <60 mg/dl4521
    Never responded449§8§
  • *The hormone response was defined as 3 SDs above baseline.

  • †The maximum laboratory glucose concentration triggering epinephrine response was 96 mg/dl (from a young child with a baseline value of 125 mg/dl) and the triggering norepinephrine response was 116 mg/dl (from an adolescent with a baseline value of 125 mg/dl).

  • ‡The nadir glucose values ranged from 56 to 67 mg/dl in young children and 58 to 74 in adolescents.

  • §The nadir glucose values ranged from 54 to 68 mg/dl in young children and 46 to 69 in adolescents.