Hypoglycemia

'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.
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Low Glucose Levels At Hospital Discharge Tied To Poor Outcomes

WEDNESDAY, May 8, 2019 -- Patients with diabetes who have hypoglycemia or near-normal glucose values during the last day of hospitalization have higher rates of 30-day readmission and postdischarge mortality, according to a study published online...
Related topics: Diabetes, Medical Research

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Novel Hypoglycemia Metrics Detail 'artificial Pancreas' Benefits

(MedPage Today) -- Methods go "beyond the A1c" to show how closed-loop system reduces episodes of low blood glucose
Related topics: Blood Sugar (glucose)

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Medical News Today: What To Know About Diabetic Shock

Diabetic shock occurs when a person’s blood sugar levels become dangerously low. Diabetic shock is not a medical term, but people sometimes use it to refer to severe hypoglycemia. This article provides an overview of this condition and its...
Related topics: Diabetes, Blood Sugar (glucose)

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Older Adults Still Struggle With Hypoglycemia

(MedPage Today) -- Endocrine Society issued new diabetes clinical practice guidelines for older adults
Related topics: Diabetes

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Liberal Glucose Management Feasible In Gdm

(MedPage Today) -- Study finds no difference in tight versus liberalized approach and neonatal hypoglycemia
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Intensive Early Glucose Control No Help For Stroke Recovery

(MedPage Today) -- SHINE trial yields similar functional outcomes but higher hypoglycemia risk
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Switching To Human Insulin Not Harmful In Type 2 Diabetes

A health plan program that encouraged Medicare beneficiaries to switch from analog to human insulin didn't increase severe hypoglycemia and only slightly raised average HbA1c. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Insulin, Type 2 Diabetes, Diabetes, Medicare

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Oral Hepatoselective Glucokinase Activator Promising In T2dm

FRIDAY, Jan. 18, 2019 -- Use of the oral hepatoselective glucokinase activator (GKA) TTP399 for type 2 diabetes does not cause hypoglycemia and has no detrimental effect on plasma lipids or liver enzymes, according to a study published online Jan....
Related topics: Type 2 Diabetes, Diabetes, Enzymes, Medical Research

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Death Risk Elevated In Dementia Patients With Hypoglycemia

(MedPage Today) -- Target hypoglycemic episodes instead of HbA1c, researchers urge
Related topics: Dementia, Medical Research

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Cv Effects And Hypoglycemia: Is Propranolol Safe For Infants?

A new study examines the safety of propranolol treatment for the most common tumor in children. Medscape Pediatrics
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One-quarter Of Older U.s. Adults May Be Overtreated For Diabetes

FRIDAY, Aug. 3, 2018 -- One-quarter of older adults with type 2 diabetes in the United States are tightly controlled using glucose-lowering medications with a high risk of hypoglycemia, according to a study published in the June issue of the...
Related topics: Diabetes, Type 2 Diabetes, Medical Research

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Characteristics Of Severe Hypoglycemia Identified In T2dm

THURSDAY, July 19, 2018 -- For patients with type 2 diabetes, characteristics of those with severe hypoglycemia include having a prior diagnosis of non-severe hypoglycemia and hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) <6 percent, according to a study published in...
Related topics: Type 2 Diabetes, Diabetes, Medical Research

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Basal Insulin Analogs Don't Cut Hypoglycemia-linked Er Visits

THURSDAY, July 12, 2018 -- Initiation of a basal insulin analog versus human neutral protamine Hagedorn (NPH) insulin is not associated with reduction in the risk of hypoglycemia-related emergency department visits or hospital admissions,...
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Eversense Cgm Comes Out On Top For Accuracy In T1d

(MedPage Today) -- Dexcom G5 G5 performed best in hypoglycemia

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Medical News Today: What To Know About Low Blood Sugar In The Morning

Blood glucose levels drop during the night, which means that people with diabetes may experience low blood sugar in the mornings. This is called morning hypoglycemia. Low blood sugar is anything below 70 mg/dL. Learn more about the causes, symptoms,...
Related topics: Blood Sugar (glucose), Diabetes

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Mini-dose Glucagon May Halt Post-exercise Hypoglycemia

TUESDAY, May 29, 2018 -- Mini-dose glucagon (MDG) is an effective approach for preventing exercise-induced hypoglycemia in patients with type 1 diabetes, according to a study published online May 18 in Diabetes Care. Michael R. Rickels, M.D., from...
Related topics: Type 1 Diabetes, Diabetes, Medical Research

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Slu Scientist Aims To Turn On Hypoglycemia's Missed Signal

Saint Louis University researcher Gina Yosten, Ph.D is pursuing solutions for people with diabetes who are at risk of life-threatening drops in blood sugar.
Related topics: Medical Research, Diabetes, Blood Sugar (glucose)

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Dual-hormone System May Lower Time In Hypoglycemia In T1dm

TUESDAY, May 15, 2018 -- For physically active adults with type 1 diabetes, the addition of glucagon delivery to a closed-loop system using wearable sensors with automated exercise detection is associated with reduced hypoglycemia, according to a...
Related topics: Hormones, Type 1 Diabetes, Diabetes

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Review Of Nearly 500 Patient Cases Shows Benefits Of Surgery For Congenital Hyperinsulinism

A review of nearly 500 cases of infants with severe congenital hyperinsulinism who underwent partial or near-total removal of their pancreas for persistent hypoglycemia at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) showed that surgeons can cure...

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