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2009-04-15 07:44:09

Having hypoglycemic (low blood sugar level) episodes that are severe enough to require hospitalization are associated with a greater risk of dementia for older adults with type 2 diabetes, according to a study in the April 15 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on diabetes.Rachel A. Whitmer, Ph.D., of Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, Calif., presented the findings of the study at a JAMA media briefing at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.Hypoglycemic episodes may include dizziness,...

2009-04-14 09:00:00

OAKLAND, Calif., April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Hypoglycemic (low blood sugar) episodes that require a visit to the hospital are associated with increased risk of dementia in elderly patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, according to a Kaiser Permanente Division of Research study in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Though not a randomized clinical trial, this study provides additional information for the debate about how tightly blood sugar should be controlled in patients with...

2008-12-01 17:12:16

A majority of diabetics avoid physical activity because they worry about exercise-induced hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar, Canadian researchers said. Our findings confirmed our clinical suspicion, study co-author Dr. Remi Rabasa-Lhoret of the University of Montreal said in a statement. Exercise has been proven to improve health and one would assume diabetics would remain active. Yet our findings indicate that type 1 diabetics, much like the general public, are not completely comfortable with...

2006-06-14 07:26:12

By Martha Kerr WASHINGTON, DC (Reuters Health) - Repeated episodes of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) that are severe enough to cause a loss of consciousness or seizures do not appear to affect intellectual (cognitive) function. The results of a long-term study were reported here at the 66th Scientific Session of the American Diabetes Association by investigators at the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston. Dr. Alan M. Jacobson and colleagues at the Harvard University institution looked...

2006-03-08 11:36:01

By Will Boggs, MD NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A 10-second maximal sprint after moderate-intensity exercise reduces the risk of postexercise hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) in young people with insulin-dependent (type 1) diabetes, according to a study. This study, the researchers say, "provides the first evidence that a short maximal sprint effort performed immediately after moderate-intensity exercise is preferable to only resting as a means to counter a further fall in glycemia...

2006-03-08 11:35:00

By Will Boggs, MD NEW YORK -- A 10-second maximal sprint after moderate-intensity exercise reduces the risk of postexercise hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) in young people with insulin-dependent (type 1) diabetes, according to a study. This study, the researchers say, "provides the first evidence that a short maximal sprint effort performed immediately after moderate-intensity exercise is preferable to only resting as a means to counter a further fall in glycemia after exercise, thus...

2005-11-29 14:00:55

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A drop in levels of blood sugar, called hypoglycemia, that are severe enough to cause seizures or coma in young children with type 1 diabetes does not appear to result in impairments in mental ability (cognition) or behavior, according to results of a new study. Among children with type 1 diabetes, also known as juvenile diabetes, those who develop the disease very early in life have shown signs of declines in mental abilities, Dr. Timothy W. Jones, from...

2005-11-04 11:37:06

By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Children with type 1 diabetes are more likely to have an overnight drop in blood sugar on days when they get exercise, according to a new study. In an experiment that monitored diabetic children's nighttime blood sugar on sedentary and active days, researchers found that the risk of hypoglycemia -- abnormally low blood sugar -- was greater on exercise days. Overall, 42 percent of the 11- to 17-year-olds had overnight hypoglycemia after...

2005-10-19 11:27:20

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Episodes of extremely low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), particularly at an early age, can have an impact on spatial memory performance in children with type 1 diabetes, according to the results of a new study. As lead investigator Dr. Tamara Hershey told Reuters Health, "this study tests and supports a common hypothesis that severe hypoglycemia experienced early in life is riskier for cognitive function than severe hypoglycemia experienced later in life. We...

2005-07-21 20:14:15

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Drinking a modest amount of alcohol with an evening meal may increase the risk of low blood sugar the following day in patients with type 1 diabetes, the results of a study published in Diabetes Care suggest. "There is no evidence to suggest that individuals with type 1 diabetes adopt a different approach to their use of alcohol than the rest of the population," Dr. Tristan Richardson and colleagues from Royal Bournemouth Hospital, UK, write. However, in patients...


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