Reporting Severe Hypoglycemia in Type 1 Diabetes: Facts and Pitfalls

Reporting Severe Hypoglycemia in Type 1 Diabetes: Facts and Pitfalls Curr Diab Rep (2017) 17: 131 THERAPIES AND NEW TECHNOLOGIES IN THE TREATMENT OF TYPE 1 DIABETES (M PIETROPAOLO, SECTION EDITOR) Reporting Severe Hypoglycemia in Type 1 Diabetes: Facts and Pitfalls 1,2 1,2 Ulrik Pedersen-Bjergaard & Birger Thorsteinsson Published online: 28 October 2017 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2017 . . Abstract Keywords Type 1 diabetes Severe hypoglycemia . . Purpose of Review To describe potential factors influencing Incidence Prevalence Reporting bias reporting of severe hypoglycemia in adult patients with type 1 diabetes and to analyze their effect on reported rates of severe hypoglycemia. Introduction Recent Findings Reported rates of severe hypoglycemia defined as need for third party assistance vary between 0.3– Severe hypoglycemia remains the main serious side effect of 3.0 events per patient-year in unselected cohorts, corresponding insulin replacement therapy in type 1 diabetes [1, 2]. to a yearly prevalence range of 10–53%. When defined as need Information about the epidemiology of severe hypoglycemia for parenteral therapy with glucose or glucagon or need for in the diabetic population is an important measure of quality of admission to an emergency unit or hospitalization, incidence treatment. Highly conflicting results exist in the literature on and prevalence rates of severe Current Diabetes Reports Springer Journals

Reporting Severe Hypoglycemia in Type 1 Diabetes: Facts and Pitfalls

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