Self-monitoring glucose helped recover hypoglycemia awareness in longstanding type 1 diabetes

  • July 23, 2014

In patients with type 1 diabetes, conventional multiple daily injections and self-monitoring of blood glucose can improve hypoglycemia awareness and prevent ongoing severe hypoglycemia without compromising overall metabolic control, according to data from the HypoCompass study.

In a 24-week multicenter study at five UK diabetes referral centers, researchers evaluated 96 patients (ages 18 to 74 years) with c-peptide-negative type 1 diabetes. The mean duration of diabetes among the patients was 29 years.  All participants were determined to have impaired awareness of hypoglycemia (IAH) based on a Gold score ≥4.

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