Hypoglycemia

Severe Hypoglycemia May Up Fall Risk In Older Adults With T2dm

FRIDAY, Sept. 4, 2020 -- Severe hypoglycemia is associated with a substantially higher risk for falls among community-dwelling adults with type 2 diabetes, according to a study published in the September issue of Diabetes Care. Alexandra K. Lee,...
Related topics: Type 2 Diabetes, Diabetes, Medical Research

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Continuous Glucose Monitoring Aids Glycemic Control In Young

WEDNESDAY, June 17, 2020 -- Continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) improves glycemic control in adolescents and young adults with type 1 diabetes and is beneficial for hypoglycemia in older adults with type 1 diabetes, according to two studies...
Related topics: Type 1 Diabetes, Diabetes

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Fda Issues Minimed600 Insulin Pump Recall

If the pumps in question, models 630G and 670G, have broken or missing retainer rings, a potentially loose insulin cartridge could lead to incorrect dosing and possibly hyperglycemia or hypoglycemia. News Alerts
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration, Insulin

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New Closed-loop System Offers Promise As Novel Treatment For Post-bariatric Hypoglycemia

Post-bariatric hypoglycemia is a profoundly life-altering condition for patients. Having unpredictable hypoglycemia that people can't detect is really an unsafe situation. Researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center and Harvard John A. Paulson School of...
Related topics: Medical Research, Diabetes, Harvard University

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Endocrine Society Releases Hypoglycemia Performance Measures

TUESDAY, Dec. 24, 2019 -- A new set of quality measures can help health care providers identify older adults with type 2 diabetes who are at increased risk for hypoglycemia, according to an article published online Dec. 11 in the Journal of...
Related topics: Type 2 Diabetes, Diabetes

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Endocrine Society Advisory On Minimizing Hypoglycemia In Diabetes

Developed by the Endocrine Society and Avalere Health, the measures are designed for use in outpatients aged 65 and older with type 2 diabetes. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes

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Alarm Settings Of Cgm Systems Impact Glucose Control In T1dm

TUESDAY, Nov. 26, 2019 -- Adjusting glucose thresholds for hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia alarms in continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) can help achieve better glucose control in patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus, according to a study...
Related topics: Type 1 Diabetes, Diabetes, Medical Research

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Hypoglycemia Increases Risk For Sudden Cardiac Arrest In T2dm

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 30, 2019 -- Hypoglycemic episodes may increase the risk for ventricular arrhythmia (VA) and sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) among patients with type 2 diabetes, according to a study published online Oct. 26 in Diabetes/Metabolism...
Related topics: Type 2 Diabetes, Diabetes, Medical Research

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Eu Panel Backs Drugs For Hypoglycemia, Osteoporosis

After an initial no, CHMP backs romosozumab for severe osteoporosis with high fracture risk; Baqsimi is the first nasally administered treatment for severe hypoglycemia. International Approvals
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Health Tip: Managing Reactive Hypoglycemia

-- Reactive hypoglycemia refers to low blood sugar after a meal, says Mayo Clinic. The condition has a variety of causes, from drinking alcohol to metabolic disorders. People with reactive hypoglycemia may have symptoms including weakness,...
Related topics: Blood Sugar (glucose), Mayo Clinic, Alcohol

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Nasal Glucagon A 'huge Advance' For Caregivers

Treating a loved one who is having an episode of severe hypoglycemia can be a frightening experience. Dr Anne Peters discusses the promising use of recently approved nasal glucagon. Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology
Related topics: Diabetes, Endocrinology

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Great News For Patients With Dangerously Low Blood Sugar

Xeris Pharmaceuticals shares were halted briefly on Tuesday after the firm announced that it has received regulatory approval from the FDA for Gvoke, its treatment of severe hypoglycemia in pediatric...
Related topics: Blood Sugar (glucose), Food And Drug Administration

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Use Of Pain Reliever Tramadol May Up Risk For Hypoglycemia

MONDAY, Sept. 9, 2019 -- Use of the widely prescribed opioid tramadol is associated with a greater risk for developing hypoglycemia compared with almost every other opioid, according to a study published online Aug. 28 in Scientific...
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Popular Opioid Painkiller Linked To Low Blood Sugar Condition

A popular opioid painkiller called tramadol has been linked to an increased risk of developing hypoglycemia, a condition in which one’s blood sugar is unusually low. The study comes from the University of California San Diego, where...
Related topics: Painkillers, Blood Sugar (glucose), Medical Research

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Hypoglycemia Up With Intensive Glucose-lowering Therapy

MONDAY, Aug. 19, 2019 -- Intensive glucose-lowering therapy is prevalent among U.S. adults with diabetes and results in hospitalizations and emergency department visits for hypoglycemia, according to a study published online Aug. 15 in the Mayo...
Related topics: Diabetes, Medical Research

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Medical News Today: Diabetes Overtreatment Seriously Endangers Health

A large new study warns that many people with diabetes receive overly intensive treatments that increase their risk of hypoglycemia and associated events.
Related topics: Diabetes, Medical Research

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Too Much Of A Good Thing Can Be Dangerous, Finds Researchers Investigating Hypoglycemia

For people with diabetes, taking medications and monitoring their blood sugar is part of the rhythm of their daily lives. However, according to new research from Mayo Clinic, more than 20% of adult patients in the U.S. are likely treated too...
Related topics: Medical Research, Diabetes, Blood Sugar (glucose), Mayo Clinic

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Nurse-led Quality Initiative Cuts Hypoglycemia In Icu Patients

FRIDAY, Aug. 9, 2019 -- Nurse-driven root cause analysis is associated with a substantial reduction in hypoglycemia in the intensive care unit, according to a study published in the August issue of in Critical Care Nurse. Krista E. Shea, M.S.N.,...
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Endocrine Society, Avalere Health Launch Intervention To Prevent Low Blood Sugar In Older Adults...

Endocrine Society and Avalere Health have launched a first of its kind quality improvement intervention study in primary care practice to address the clinical gaps in identifying and treating hypoglycemia in older adults with type 2 diabetes.
Related topics: Blood Sugar (glucose), Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, Medical Research

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Health Tip: Living With Hypoglycemia

-- Hypoglycemia occurs when your blood sugar is too low, says the Hormone Health Network. People with diabetes often develop hypoglycemia, but it is possible for people without diabetes to become hypoglycemic, as well. It's a good idea to discuss...
Related topics: Blood Sugar (glucose), Hormones, Diabetes

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