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Latest Diabetic hypoglycemia Stories

2010-06-18 05:58:00

LONDON, June 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- An article recently published in The Lancet reports that using an artificial pancreas system overnight can significantly reduce the risk of nocturnal hypoglycemia in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes.(1) Moreover, the first clinical trial of an artificial pancreas system delivering both insulin and glucagon has shown that this system can prevent development of hypoglycemia.(2) The latest issue of the journal Diabetic Hypoglycemia...

2010-05-19 02:00:00

OAKLAND, Calif., May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- People with diabetes who have limited health literacy are at higher risk for hypoglycemia or low blood sugar, according to a new study from researchers at the University of California, San Francisco and the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research in Oakland, CA. The team surveyed more than 14,000 adults with diabetes who are part of the Diabetes Study of Northern California (DISTANCE) -- making it the largest observational study to assess significant...

2010-04-15 07:41:18

Mass. General, Boston University researchers run first clinical trial of system using 2 hormones An artificial pancreas system that closely mimics the body's blood sugar control mechanism was able to maintain near-normal glucose levels without causing hypoglycemia in a small group of patients. The system, combining a blood glucose monitor and insulin pump technology with software that directs administration of insulin and the blood-sugar-raising hormone glucagon, was developed at Boston...

2010-01-31 18:01:00

LONDON, February 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The latest issue of the journal Diabetic Hypoglycemia ( http://www.hypodiab.com) reviews the role of hypoglycemia in provoking crimes and misdemeanors. Professor Vincent Marks, a leading authority on the forensic aspects of hypoglycemia and its role in criminal behavior, discusses how hypoglycemia-related neuroglycopenia can cause behavioral changes, which can bring people with diabetes into conflict with the law. "Hypoglycemia was recognized as a...

2009-11-12 02:43:00

LONDON, November 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The on-line journal Diabetic Hypoglycemia (http://www.hypodiab.com/) supports the message of World Diabetes Day 2009 (http://www.worlddiabetesday.org) in their call for greater understanding and taking control of diabetes. This year's campaign takes a three pronged approach in tackling the global diabetes epidemic. It calls on healthcare providers to gain a greater understanding of the condition and how best to manage it. It has a message of...

2009-10-27 01:00:00

PARIS, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Diabetic patients diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy had lower medical costs and reduced use of anticonvulsant medications when treated with a folate-enriched prescription medical food, according to data presented today at the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research 12th Annual European Congress. The results of the HealthCore, Inc. study, funded by Pamlab, L.L.C., which manufactures the medical food Metanx®,...

2009-09-28 06:00:00

LONDON, September 28 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent Lancet article predicted a doubling of new cases of type 1 diabetes in European children aged under 5, and a 70% rise in cases in children under 15 years - an incidence rate exceeding all previous predictions.(1) Studies in the USA and other countries also suggest similar trends.(2) In the latest issue of Diabetic Hypoglycemia (http://www.hypodiab.com), Dr Tim Jones and Dr Trang Ly of the University of Western Australia maintain that,...

2009-06-04 07:31:00

LONDON, June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The latest issue of the online journal Diabetic Hypoglycemia (http://www.hypodiab.com) features an authoritative review on sulfonylureas by Professor Ian Campbell, a leading expert in oral hypoglycemia therapy. Professor Campbell's review focuses on sulfonylurea-induced hypoglycemia (SIH), which is a well-recognized side-effect of this class of therapy for type 2 diabetes. In the review he discusses the incidence of SIH, with particular reference to the...

2009-05-08 09:46:49

Low blood sugar, or hypoglycemia, poses a serious health threat for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society Nephrology (CJASN). The findings indicate that hypoglycemia may account for some portion of the excess heart-related deaths seen in CKD patients.Glucose control is the key to preventing end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in CKD patients with diabetes. However, managing diabetes in CKD...

2009-04-15 09:16:22

Diabetics who suffer severe hypoglycemia may be at greater risk of developing dementia. Many diabetics suffer from hypoglycemia "“ when the blood glucose levels drop too low, causing dizziness, disorientation, fainting or seizures. While most hypoglycemia is mild and easily managed by the patient, more severe events can require hospitalization or an emergency room visit. Researchers followed more than 16,000 patients with type 2 diabetes for 22 years to monitor follow-up for...