Patient-reported severe hypoglycemia increases mortality risk

For the first time ever, a newly published retrospective study has established a significant correlation between patient-reported severe hypoglycemia and increased mortality in patients with diabetes.

Key Point: Patients with diabetes who self-report severe episodes of hypoglycemia have a higher risk of mortality. It’s important to question them about hypoglycemic episodes that are severe enough to require assistance so that you can apply appropriate clinical interventions. Preventive steps also should be exercised in patients experiencing mild hypoglycemia.

The findings of this study could have a significant impact on diabetes management in India, where the noncommunicable disease affects an estimated...

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