Impaired hypoglycemia awareness in diabetes mellitus


Authors: Jan Brož ;  Pavlína Piťhová ;  Denisa Janíčková Žďárská
Authors‘ workplace: Interní klinika 2. LF UK a FN v Motole, Praha
Published in: Vnitř Lék 2016; 62(7-8): 547-550
Category: Reviews

Overview

Impaired hypoglycemia awareness is defined at the onset of neuroglycopenia without the appearance of autonomic warning symptoms. Impaired hypoglycemia awareness is disorder which affects aprox. one third of patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus and 8–10 % of patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus who are treated with insulin. The most dangerous consequence is 6 times higher frequency of severe hypoglycemia in patients with Type 1 diabetes mellitus and 17 times higher in Type 2 diabetic patients treated with insulin. Treatment of impaired hypoglycemia awareness is complex, based on a multifactorial intervention of clinical care and structured patient education.

Key words:
diabetes mellitus – hypoglycemia– impaired hypoglycemia awareness


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