Hypoglycemia

First-ever Quality Measures Aim To Reduce Diabetes Complications

The Endocrine Society and Avalere Health introduced the first-ever quality measures to help healthcare providers assess how well they identify and care for older adults at greater risk of hypoglycemia--low blood sugar that can be a dangerous...
Related topics: Diabetes, Blood Sugar (glucose)

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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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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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Popular Pain Medication Associated With Greater Risk Of Hypoglycemia

As the opioid tramadol has grown in popularity so too have documented cases of adverse effects. In a new study, researchers show that patients who take tramadol are at greater risk for hypoglycemia, abnormally low blood sugar.
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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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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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New Study Reports That Hypoglycemia Risks Are Reduced With Diabetes Self-management Education And...

A new systematic review of evidence published in the August 2019 issue of The Diabetes Educator shows the impact of diabetes education in reducing hypoglycemia events and/or symptoms.
Related topics: Medical Research, Diabetes

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Needle Unneeded With New Hypoglycemia Treatment

(MedPage Today) -- FDA approves intranasal glucagon spray
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Fda Approves First Noninjection Glucagon Therapy

THURSDAY, July 25, 2019 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the first noninjection glucagon therapy for emergency treatment of severe hypoglycemia, the agency announced late yesterday. Baqsimi nasal powder, which was approved for...
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'smart' Insulin Could Prevent Hypoglycemia During Diabetes Treatment

Bioengineers have developed a new type of insulin that could help prevent hypoglycemia in people who use the drug to manage diabetes.
Related topics: Insulin, Diabetes

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