hPOD Study: Preventing low blood sugars in newborn babies

hPOD is a study that is trying to find out if giving a dextrose (sugar) gel to at-risk babies can stop their blood sugars going low.

Our brain needs sugar to work correctly. If a baby’s blood does not have enough sugar to ‘feed’ the brain, it often means the baby needs to go to a special care unit for extra help.

Read more about the Liggins Institute's hypoglycaemia Preventions with Oral Dextrose (hPOD) research.