An Observational Study of Patient Characteristics and Mortality Following Hypoglycemia in the Community

June 30, 2015. In this prospective, observational study, data from emergency services calls for hypoglycemia were recorded. The study ran from 2005 to 2013 in an area covering 34,000 patients with diabetes. Variables analyzed included capillary blood glucose (BG), A1C levels, treatment administered for hypoglycemia, as well as subsequent 12-month mortality rates and factors predicting survival. Participants (n=1156) experienced 1835 episodes; 45% had type 1 diabetes (T1D) and 44% had type 2 diabetes (T2D); the remainder were not classified by diabetes type. BG and A1C at presentation were 31.7 mg/dL and 8.3% in patients with T1D, respectively, and 35.3 mg/dL and 7.8% in patients with T2D. Subsequent 1-year mortality was 4.5% in patients with T1D and 22.1% in T2D. Follow this link to read the full article.